Electives and Graduate Certificates
Students will have the choice of a General MBA program or dual credential by adding a Graduate Certificate. Students choosing to pursue the General MBA will take 4 credit hours of electives. Students will fulfill that requirement through a combination of 1, 2 or 3 credit hour electives of their choice. Three credit hour electives are offered in a wide range of topics and are typically those offered as a part of a certificate. The 1 & 2 credit hour electives are typically skill development modules. Skill topics include communication, creative thinking, negotiation, change management, and spreadsheet modeling.
Students wishing to specialize will have a selection of graduate certificate programs from which to choose. Graduate certificates are typically 12 credit hours, so students will be allowed to use certificate courses to fully satisfy the elective requirements for the MBA. Essentially, 4 credit hours of the 12 hours will also count toward the MBA degree.
Available Graduate Certificates
Students may transfer courses from other ODU colleges into the MBA program as long as they are business related. Below represents a list of all the certificate programs available at ODU, not necessarily that they all offer courses that would be transferrable.
College of Arts & Letters
Geographic Information Science, Literature, Modeling and Simulation in International Studies, Professional Writing, Spatial Analysis of Coastal Environments, Teaching of Writing, TESOL, Women's Studies
College of Business and Public Administration
Certificate in Public Administration and Policy, Certificate in Public Procurement and Contract Management, Maritime Ports and Logistics Management, Modeling and Simulation
Darden College of Education
Applied Behavior Analysis, Autism, Military Children and Family Education, Modeling and Simulation
Batten College of Engineering and Technology
Advanced Engineering, Coastal Engineering, Engineering Management, Homeland Security, Modeling and Simulation Engineering, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Professional Study in Engineering Management
College of Health Sciences
Family Nurse Practitioner, Occupational Safety, Nurse Educator, Molecular Diagnostics, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Administrator
College of Sciences
Cybersecurity, Geographic Information Science, Modeling and Simulation - Human Factors Psychology, Modeling and Simulation Mathematics and Statistics, Spatial Analysis of Coastal Environments