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Business Administration (B.S.B.A. & M.B.A.)

The early-entry / linked program is designed for exemplary ODU undergraduate students to begin the MBA program prior to their completion of the undergraduate degree. Early-entry undergraduate students may take MBA-level courses as early as three semesters prior to their graduation and count up to 10 graduate credit hours toward their undergraduate degree. Students must earn a minimum of 150 credit hours (120 discrete for the undergraduate degree and 30 discrete for the graduate degree) and should carefully consider their undergraduate degree program requirements when planning their course of study.

Business Administration (B.S.B.A. & M.B.A.)


Description


What is Business Administration at ODU like?

The early-entry / linked program is designed for exemplary ODU undergraduate students to begin the MBA program prior to their completion of the undergraduate degree. Early-entry undergraduate students may take MBA-level courses as early as three semesters prior to their graduation and count up to 10 graduate credit hours toward their undergraduate degree. Students must earn a minimum of 150 credit hours (120 discrete for the undergraduate degree and 30 discrete for the graduate degree) and should carefully consider their undergraduate degree program requirements when planning their course of study.

Program Highlights


What makes Business Administration at ODU unique?

  • Flexible: complete online, on-campus or as a blend of both.

  • Relevant: a contemporary curriculum with global perspective taught by industry-experienced, Ph.D. prepared faculty.

  • Customizable: choose from more than 50 graduate certificate specializations and over 80 graduate degree options.

  • Rigorous: AACSB accredited, highly ranked.

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Logistics Managers

$100,740

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, direct, or coordinate purchasing, warehousing, distribution, forecasting, customer service, or planning services. Manage logistics personnel and logistics systems and direct daily operations.

Computer and Information Systems Managers

$149,730

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.

Financial Managers

$143,530

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, direct, or coordinate accounting, investing, banking, insurance, securities, and other financial activities of a branch, office, or department of an establishment.

Management Analysts

$93,440

MEDIAN SALARY


Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.

Employers


Graduates from this major have gone to work at

Wells Fargo & Company, Siemens, Ford Motor Company, Virginian-Pilot, Accenture, Dominion Power, Fulton Bank, Gannett Media Technology, GEICO, General Dynamics, Huntington Ingalls Industries, LifeNet, Lockheed Martin

Courses


What are some courses offered in Business Administration at ODU?

MGMT 621:
Strategic Management


This course introduces students to the discipline of strategic management and discusses concepts/theories/frameworks that are used in the formulation and implementation of strategies. Additionally, students discuss cases, simulation and examples that describe the strategic issues confronting organizations and how they successfully |or unsuccessfully) resolved them. The course should help students develop a disciplined, rigorous, and comprehensive approach to analyzing firm environment and resources and formulating and implementing strategy. In addition, the course should help students understand the challenges and common pitfalls involved in strategy formulation and implementation. Prerequisites: Admission to the MBA Program and completion of 20 hours of core credit hours of the MBA curriculum.

MKTG 617:
Marketing Strategy


This course will build on the fundamentals developed in MKTG 608. It will focus on developing skills to formulate and implement marketing strategies for brands and companies. Marketing mix strategies, segmentation, targeting, and positioning strategies, as well as competitive strategies and contemporary issues in marketing strategy will be discussed. Decision-making skills will be enhanced using case analyses in addition to readings and discussions. Prerequisites: Admission to the MBA Program, MKTG 608, MBA 600, MBA 601, MBA 602, MBA 603, and MBA 604.

BNAL 610:
Fundamentals of Business Analytics


This course provides students with some common tools and techniques that are deployed in business analytics. Topics include big data and related terminology, data management, working with data, and statistical and quantitative methods used in descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics. Prerequisites: Admission to the MBA Program, MBA 600, MBA 601, MBA 602, MBA 603, and MBA 604.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Business Administration at ODU?

Students entering the BSBA+MBA program in Business Administration should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

Prospective students should complete the GMAT at least two semesters prior to the semester in which they wish to enroll. Applications to the MBA program should be submitted online following published deadlines in order to begin coursework in the desired semester. When completing the application for admission, students need to select an official admission date that is the semester immediately following their anticipated undergraduate graduation. Students interested in the program should contact the MBA Program Office as early as possible to discuss their plans for early entry.

A potential candidate will have:

  • Achieved a minimum Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score of 550

  • Completed all lower-level general education requirements

  • Completed at least 24 credit hours at ODU with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0

  • A minimum index of 1200 (index is computed as 200 times the ODU GPA plus GMAT score)

    Students who have done exceptionally well in their undergraduate coursework may qualify for a GMAT waiver. These candidates will have:

    • Completed all lower-level general education requirements
    • Completed at least 24 credit hours at ODU with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5
    • Achieved junior standing

     

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 360

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,032

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

The Dr. Bruce L. Rubin Endowed MBA Scholarship


The recipient will be a newly-admitted and enrolled part-time student in the MBA program at the Strome College of Business, with an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.2, and a GMAT total score of at least 600 if taken, unless testing requirement is waived by the admissions committee. Preference is given to a student who demonstrates volunteer service to the local business community. Candidates are selected during the admissions application process, so no additional application is required. A competitive admissions portfolio will serve as application for the scholarship.

The James A. Hixon Endowed Scholarship


The recipient will demonstrate need and be enrolled part-time or full-time in the MBA program at the Strome College of Business and Public Administration, with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. In the event of a larger than normal applicant pool, the student with the highest GPA and demonstrating the greatest financial need will be selected.

Merit-based Scholarships


Newly-admitted and current students in the Strome College of Business MBA program may qualify for merit-based scholarships based on GPAs and GMAT test scores. No additional application is necessary. These scholarships are in addition to University scholarships.

Graduate Assistantships


Graduate assistantships provide a stipend of $3,200 in both the fall and spring semesters. For international and out-of-state students, there is also a tuition waiver for nine (9) credit hours bringing tuition to in-state rates.

Next Steps


I like this program. What are the next steps?

Contact


Need help applying?

Meet Your Enrollment Team

Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.

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Assistant Program Manager


Name:

Sandi Phillips


Location:

1026 CONSTANT HALL, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-3275


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Transfer


I like this program and want to transfer. What are my next steps?

At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful transition, engagement, and academic achievement of transfer students. The services and programs offered to you as a Monarch are endless so take advantage of every opportunity. Even before you set foot on campus, we encourage you to Explore, Experience, and Engage! Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.

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