About this Program

The Marketing Analytics and Research concentration produces graduates for fast-growing career opportunities in the field of marketing analytics and is also suitable for students interested in pursuing a marketing-related graduate degree. The critical field of marketing analytics allows marketers to derive deep customer insight and optimize marketing strategy using experimentation and data analytics. Many marketing organizations have become data driven and have shifted their focus to marketing analytics, creating a tremendous need for marketers with both marketing and analytics skills.

Program Highlights

  • Producing graduates for fast-growing career opportunities in the field of deriving deep customer insight & effective marketing strategy from data.

  • Prepares students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in marketing or related areas.

  • Building on the marketing faculty's years of research and experience, our program will provide students with an engaging and stimulating academic experience.

  • Through our program, we aim to make sound preparations and build connections for future generations of marketing professionals.

Degree Level
Degree Earned
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Marketing Analytics & Research
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.

Operations Research Analysts

$86,510 Median Salary

Formulate and apply mathematical modeling and other optimizing methods to develop and interpret information that assists management with decision making, policy formulation, or other managerial functions. May collect and analyze data and develop decision support software, service, or products. May develop and supply optimal time, cost, or logistics networks for program evaluation, review, or implementation.

Search Marketing Strategists

$91,080 Median Salary

Employ search marketing tactics to increase visibility and engagement with content, products, or services in Internet-enabled devices or interfaces. Examine search query behaviors on general or specialty search engines or other Internet-based content. Analyze research, data, or technology to understand user intent and measure outcomes for ongoing optimization.

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.

Marketing Managers

$145,620 Median Salary

Plan, direct, or coordinate marketing policies and programs, such as determining the demand for products and services offered by a firm and its competitors, and identify potential customers. Develop pricing strategies with the goal of maximizing the firm's profits or share of the market while ensuring the firm's customers are satisfied. Oversee product development or monitor trends that indicate the need for new products and services.

Alumni Careers

Norfolk Southern
Ferguson Enterprises
Merill Lynch
Dominion Enterprises
Commonwealth Commercial Partners


What are the requirements to apply for Marketing Analytics & Research at ODU?
Students entering the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program in Marketing Analytics & Research should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.
  • Students are not formally admitted into the B.S.B.A. in Marketing program until the end of the sophomore year, when completion of all prerequisites is expected. Admission to the University does not constitute automatic admission to the program. For the current prerequisites and application steps, please refer to the BSBA program page in the University Undergraduate Catalog. 

  • To speak to someone about the admission process, please contact the marketing chief departmental advisor, Professor Michelle Carpenter.   

For Admission to the Marketing Analytics & Research Program




paper based: 550, internet based 79




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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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