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 major is appropriate for those interested in careers in different types of organizations, working in human resource management/management consulting or launching a business. Most graduates will face several career changes and job choices; thus, the management major is designed to develop a student's understanding of the principles and practice of management in a global economy.

Program Highlights

  • Management graduates have a median starting salary of $40,000+

  • 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!

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

  • Management majors have the ability to pursue an Entrepreneurship Certificate by taking the New Venture Creation management elective and the Introduction to Entrepreneurship elective

  • 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.

Degree Level
Degree Earned
Bachelor of Science in 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.

Administrative Services Managers

$103,380 Median Salary

Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.

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.

Sales Managers

$137,650 Median Salary

Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.

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.

Alumni Careers

Norfolk Southern
Dollar Tree Headquarters


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

Applicants for admission to any of the majors in the undergraduate degree program in business administration (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - BSBA) should apply initially to the Office of Admissions of Old Dominion University. Students cannot be accepted into business administration without first being admitted to the University. Admission to the University does not guarantee admission to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) program. Candidates for admission to the BSBA program should indicate on the application to the University their intention to enter the undergraduate business administration degree program. Admission to the BSBA degree program is a two-step process:

  • Students must first successfully complete ODU admission requirements and be certified as having done so.  

  • Complete admission requirements to the BSBA degree program.  


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

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Management Lecturer and Chief Departmental Advisor

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