About this Program

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a graduate management degree that provides theoretical and practical training to help graduates gain a better understanding of general business management functions. Online or on-campus, part-time or full-time; the 43-credit hour, modular program offers unique opportunities to give you an edge and accelerate your career in an ever-changing and increasingly global business environment on your own terms.

Program Highlights

  • Flexible: complete online, on-campus or as a blend of both in as little as 21 months.

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

  • Rigorous: AACSB accredited, highly ranked.

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

Degree Level
Degree Earned
Master of Business Administration
Delivery Modes


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

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.

Human Resources Managers

$123,510 Median Salary

Plan, direct, or coordinate human resources activities and staff of an organization.

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.

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.

Alumni Careers

Wells Fargo & Company
Ford Motor Company
The Virginian-Pilot


What are the requirements to apply for Business Administration at ODU?
Students entering the Master of Business Administration program in Business Administration should meet the minimum university admission requirements Graduate Admission.

Prospective students may apply for entrance into the program for the summer, fall or spring semesters. The MBA Program welcomes applications from men and women who have earned a bachelor's degree with any undergraduate major from a regionally accredited institution. Admission to the program is competitive and is granted only to those who show high ability and likely success in graduate business study. Evidence of ability means that applicants stand well above average on most criteria.

  • Score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) preferably or Graduate Record Examinations (GRE). GMAT/GRE can be waived for eligible applicants. View the GRE/GMAT waiver policy and apply if eligible.

  • Undergraduate grade averages and trend of the grades during the undergraduate work.

  • One letter of reference from a professor (if currently a student) or supervisor.

  • A goals statement (approximately 500 words), and work experience (resume).


Estimated rates for the 2023-24 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
Cost Per-Credit $599
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $623
Cost Per-Credit $1,439

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 $7,500 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.


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