About this Program

A minor in business administration is available to students not receiving a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. This minor prepares students to advance in a broad range of careers in the public and private sectors. This minor pairs well with any non-business major where you want to add business skills to your field of expertise.

Program Highlights

  • Students who earn the minor in Business Administration will have general knowledge in several key areas within the business world, such as Accounting, Finance, Operations Logistics and Marketing. Our program strives to both challenge and equip students with the knowledge to successfully understand how each area within an organization depends on one another to create a successful business.

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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.

Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists

$71,450 Median Salary

Research market conditions in local, regional, or national areas, or gather information to determine potential sales of a product or service, or create a marketing campaign. May gather information on competitors, prices, sales, and methods of marketing and distribution.

Financial Analysts

$99,430 Median Salary

Conduct quantitative analyses of information affecting investment programs of public or private institutions.

General and Operations Managers

$123,460 Median Salary

Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.


$77,920 Median Salary

Analyze financial information and prepare financial reports to determine or maintain record of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.


What are the requirements to apply for Business Administration at ODU?
Students entering the Minor program in Business Administration should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.
  • Pre-requisite coursework included: ACCT201, ACCT 202 and ECON202S and Business Analytics 206.


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...


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

Ways to Save

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