About this Program

This minor is designed to develop management-related skills through an understanding of applied ethics, effective communication, processes in organizations, applied psychology, and legal issues in the workplace. An appreciation for the qualities of leadership, the functions of administration, and a sensitivity for ethical decision making will allow the student to apply for a wider variety of positions.

Program Highlights

  • Designed for students looking for careers in administration in medical, business, or other fields

  • Focuses on exposing students to the types of ethical decisions they will have to make in their future career and assists them in developing the necessary skills to make with them

  • Some classes in the minor may also satisfy general education or departmental prerequisites, so students may only need to take a couple of additional classes to complete the minor

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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.

Insurance Underwriters

$77,660 Median Salary

Review individual applications for insurance to evaluate degree of risk involved and determine acceptance of applications.

Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School

$97,440 Median Salary

Plan, direct, or coordinate the academic, administrative, or auxiliary activities of public or private elementary or secondary level schools.

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

$42,820 Median Salary

Compile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the health care system. Process, maintain, compile, and report patient information for health requirements and standards in a manner consistent with the healthcare industry's numerical coding system.

Human Resources Managers

$123,510 Median Salary

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


What are the requirements to apply for Administrative Leadership & Ethics for Professional Roles at ODU?
Students entering the Minor program in Administrative Leadership & Ethics for Professional Roles should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.

For completion of a minor, a student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all upper-level courses required for the minor and complete a minimum of six hours in the minor through courses offered by Old Dominion University. As with all interdisciplinary minors, no more than 3 credits may apply to both the major and the minor. A student must also select classes from at least two different disciplines, with no more than 6 credits in any one discipline.


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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.

Active Duty Military Rate
Cost Per-Credit $250
Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $393
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $407
Cost Per-Credit $1,073

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