About this Program

Management is a broad area of study within business. It covers topics from human resource management and strategic planning to leadership and innovation. Any organization, whether it is small start-up or a large Fortune 100 firm, for profit or non-profit, government or private, requires management. A management minor is suitable for students who want to complement their major with “soft skills.” Surveys of employers have frequently found they prefer to recruit graduates with leadership, communication, entrepreneurial, and strategic thinking skills.

Program Highlights

  • Occupations in the field of management have a projected above average growth rate between 7-12% over the next 10 year based on current employment trends

  • Most management classes are offered in both live and online formats to match student needs!

  • Management classes are taught by both research active professors and practitioners

  • Several management courses have application-based projects with local businesses in Hampton Roads

  • ODU’s Management Department sponsors ODU’s Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Student Chapter which has close ties to the Hampton Roads professional SHRM Chapter. The ODU SHRM Chapter hosts events focused on networking and professional development

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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.

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.

Human Resources Managers

$123,510 Median Salary

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

Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists

$67,160 Median Salary

Conduct programs of compensation and benefits and job analysis for employer. May specialize in specific areas, such as position classification and pension programs.

Training and Development Specialists

$64,700 Median Salary

Design and conduct training and development programs to improve individual and organizational performance. May analyze training needs.

Alumni Careers

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What are the requirements to apply for Management at ODU?
Students entering the Minor program in Management should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.

A minor in management requires the completion of MGMT 325 plus 12 hours of 300- or 400-level management courses except for MGMT 485W. All courses selected must be preceded by listed prerequisites. For completion of a minor, a student must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses specified as a requirement for the minor exclusive of prerequisite courses. In addition, a grade of C- or better is required in all management courses counted toward the minor. A minimum of six hours in upper-level courses in the minor must be taken through courses offered by Old Dominion University.


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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Management Lecturer and Chief Departmental Advisor

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