Overview

Applicants
32
Acceptance Rate
59%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.40
Years Work Experience
2.8
Average Age
25

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
540 - 570
GPA
3.3 - 3.53

Deadlines


Rolling Admission Deadline
June 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic

Other Factors

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
No

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
103

79
Full-time
33
Female
29
Underrepresented Minorities
21
Part-time


Students Say

Old Dominion University offers its MBA students a unique “flexibility with a combination of on campus and online classes.” Students highly value this adaptability: “The program has met and exceeded all my expectations, and fits perfectly in with my work and personal family life.” ODU’s location in Norfolk, Virginia, long an American shipping and military hub as a major port, provides an especially valuable array of contacts and opportunities for returning veterans in the university’s “shipping program,” and ODU is also “accommodating to the requirements/needs of international students.” MBA students say “the staff at the University, everyone involved from the program office to the classroom, is committed to strengthening the program and supporting students.” Administrators “are very supportive and quick responders,” and professors tend equally to be “reachable and up-to-date with trends and fads,” as well as to have “strong research credentials.” “Professors at Old Dominion University try their best to help students excel not only in classroom, but also in the workplace.” “The Strome Entrepreneurial Center is amazing,” and ODU’s “reputation in the local community” is also strong. Students perceive their classmates as people who “take the MBA courses and grades very seriously.” “Affordability and convenience” rank among Old Dominion’s students’ highlights of their MBA experience: “The value is unparalleled. I get an excellent degree for a reasonable price.”

Concentrations

Accounting
Economics
Entrepreneurship
Healthcare Administration
Information Systems/Information Technology
Media/Entertainment Sports Management
MS/MBA - Dual Degree
Non-Profit Management/Public Administration
Supply Chain Management

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Business Administration
Economics
Information Systems/Information Technology
Media/Entertainment Sports Management
Non-Profit Management/Public Administration
Supply Chain Management

Certificate Programs

Accounting
Data Analytics
Entrepreneurship
Healthcare Administration
Information Systems/Information Technology
Non-Profit Management/Public Administration
Supply Chain Management

Center for Research

Economics
Entrepeneurship
Finance
Marketing
Real Estate

Specialities of Faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL

International Maritime (Ports & Logistics) Institute

Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy

Insurance & Financial Services

E.V. Williams Center for Real Estate

Public Procurement and Contract Management

Modeling and Simulation


The Gregory A. LumsdenTrading Room & Research Lab

Customer Analytics and Strategy Collaboratory

Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
https://www.odu.edu/life/sustainable ODU is making a concerted effort towards a sustainable university with a small ecological footprint, responsible resource usage, large social capital, and ecologically sound operation of facilities. Information on these efforts is available in a number of web location on ODU's web page (see below). The area here takes a more conceptual and scientific approach to the sustainability of an "organism" as complex as ODU, a large university embedded in an urban environment. Here we will provide critical analyses not only of the current situation but also of the concepts and approaches used to increase sustainability.

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
Through Sustainable Development Institute (https://www.odu.edu/eng/research/institutes-labs/sdi) and MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION RESEARCH INSTITUTE (MARI) (https://www.odu.edu/mari) there are interdisciplinary opportunities for research.

School's environmental commitment 1:
Old Dominion University has established the Mitigation and Adaptation Research Institute (MARI). This institute engages in research that produces the practice-relevant knowledge needed to cope with the impacts of climate change and sea level rise on the coastal zone and the urban coast in particular. In doing so, MARI will respond to the knowledge needs of a wide range of community stakeholders, including government, military, private sector, and citizens. The high rate of local sea level rise, the exposure to extreme weather events, and the complex socio-economic structure makes Hampton Roads a natural laboratory for climate change and sea level rise. MARI will utilize this laboratory and work with stakeholders within and outside the region to generate the knowledge that can enable them not only to reduce the negative impacts but also to utilize the opportunities in the changes to come. To ensure that the stakeholders get the knowledge they can apply, MARI will work closely with them to ensure a co-creation of practice-relevant knowledge and to support them in the use of this knowledge.

School's environmental commitment 2:
The SCB hosts a student chapter of Enactus, a community of student, academic, and business leaders committee to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world. Guided by academic advisors, student leaders of Enactus create and implement community empowerment projects, helping the students develop the kinds of talent and perspectives that are essential to leadership in a changing and challenging world.

School's environmental commitment 3:
https://www.odu.edu/eng/research/institutes-labs/sdi Created to facilitate programs of merit emerging in academic, government and private enterprise, Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) promotes and provides engineering, environmental and educational assistance to local, regional, and national governmental agencies, international organizations and businesses, and individual citizens. The mission of SDI is to make a worthwhile and significant contribution to sustainable development through research, education/advocacy, consultancy, and service. The Institute will carry out its sustainable development mission by educating the public about climate change and its impacts, conducting short courses and technical studies, assessing community environmental and economic issues, and investigating and researching the application of renewable energy technologies.

Career Overview

Average Starting Salary
$90,313

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
90%
Unknown
5%
School Facilitiated
5%
Graduate Facilitated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

100%
Other

Students Say

Old Dominion enjoys a “good reputation in the Hampton Roads area,” home to an ever-growing network of business opportunities, and its “in-state tuition” helps to keep MBA costs reasonable for Virginians. The school excels in facilitating “networking for military/veterans,” and “Old Dominion University is a great place to launch a career at the Port of Virginia or as a defense contractor.” ODU students feel well-prepared for a “competitive business world” no matter their particular field: “The MBA program organizes evening socials every month, and students get to network with current MBA students or alumni.” In addition, “there is an Entrepreneurial Center on campus that helps students with business ideas.” Another student reports, “I go to an Economics luncheon twice a year for free, it includes a lunch and we get to listen to the economic forecast being presented by distinguished faculty and guest speakers.” ODU provides “so many organizations to join” and “speakers from big companies” to hear that students can’t help but get involved.

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Other 100% $86,000 $90,313 $32,000 $238,000

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Other 100% $86,000 $90,313 $32,000 $238,000

Prominent Alumni

Elizabeth Duke
Federal Reserve Board Member

Chris Pantoya
SVP, Mobile Strategy

John Sanderson
President

Martin Schwarz
Senior VP

Peter Yngwe
President

Dates

Application Deadlines
Jun 30

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$11,361

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$2,027

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
29%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
10%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
5%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
0%

New Students Receiving Loans
5%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$10,940
Tuition (Out-State)
$27,660
Fees (In-State)
$2,851
Fees (Out-State)
$2,851

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$547
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,383
Fees (In-State)
$125
Fees (Out-State)
$125

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$17,200
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$16,000
Academic Expenses
$2,500

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
21
Part Time
91%

In State
61.9%
Out of State
38.1%
Foreign Countries Represented
9

Demographics

4.76%
Underrepresented Minorities
42.86%
International

48% female
52% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Old Dominion’s hybrid online/on-campus MBA program brings together “a great com- bination of commuter and resident students,” and one student finds that “the commuter aspect works flawlessly for me.” Since so many students maintain full-time jobs while in school, students describe their classmates as “office workers who have strong intellectual curiosity.” “Military vets” are a strong presence in the school’s fabric, and there’s a wide range of walks of life represented at ODU: students are “friendly, busy, working, some married, some with kids, some just starting out, others who have been working for a long time.” Classmates describe each other as “hardworking, ambitious,” “open minded, friendly, competitive, intelligent,” “studious and cooperative.”

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Ms. Sandra Phillips
MBA Admissions Manager

Address
MBA Program
Constant Hall 1026
Norfolk, VA 23529
United States

Phone
757-683-3585

Fax
757-683-5750

Email
mbainfo@odu.edu


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