Overview

Applicants
68
Acceptance Rate
88%
Average Age

GPA / Test Scores

Average Undergrad GPA
3.20
Undergraduate GPA (25th Percentile - 75th Percentile)
2.8 - 3.6
Accept GRE in Lieu of GMAT?
Yes
Percent of Applicants Submitting GRE
14%
Average Verbal GRE Score
Average Quantitative GRE Score
Average Writing GRE Score
3.9
GRE Verbal (25th and 75th percentiles)
156 - 158
GRE Quantitative (25th and 75th percentiles)
155 - 159
GRE Writing (25th and 75th percentiles)
3.5 - 4

Deadlines

Deferred Enrollment Option
Yes
Max Length of Deferrment
12 months from the semester of admission
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fees

In-State Application Fee
$50
Out-of-State Application Fee
$50
International (non-U.S.) Applicants:
$50

Admissions Factors

Required

GMAT or GRE Scores
Essays/Personal Statement
Undergraduate GPA
Letters Of Recommendation
Other
Optional

GMAT Scores
GRE Scores
Extracurricular Activities
Work Experience
Interview
State Residency

Other Factors That Influence Admission
GMAT/GRE Waiver Request if applicable, Resume, TOEFL for international students

Minimum TOEFL Score (Paper-Based Test)
550
Minimum TOEFL Score (Web-Based Test)
80

Faculty Information

Students Say

Old Dominion University’s College of Business and Public Administration offers online MBA students a “range of classes and electives” with plenty of flexibility. “Several ‘speeds’ are offered” so that students are able “to choose the pace” that best works for them. Thanks to the “asynchronous nature of the program,” students can “participate in classes and get a great experience” even if they are “in a time zone eleven hours ahead of ODU,” as one student states. The coursework is “challenging,” yet “practical,” and it “allows for semesters with lighter workloads if needed.” Classes are balanced between being “quite robust” and “manageable.” Most prospective online MBA students search for a program that is “AACSB accredited,” “affordable,” and can “be easily accessed by a busy professional.” Students agree that Old Dominion University certainly fits the bill. One student simply states, “ODU checked every one of my boxes.” “The entire program is professionally run” with “well-structured programs and learning material.” There is also “a great deal of communication” between the faculty and students. They are “available for questions when needed.” Professors and administrators are often “proactive” in ensuring that students are “on board.” They will even “modify components and timing” to make certain that students can complete the program in a reasonable period of time. Professors are noted as “very efficient and responsive” and “do a good job of analyzing the online platform.” Their utilization of the “PLE platform” provides opportunities for both collaborative and independent learning through “short videos” and other online tools. Fellow classmates are “generally very active in online discussion boards and in group projects.” Current students portray their peers as being “friendly, hard-working, and intelligent with a diverse background.” Most ODU learners are “working professionals,” some just starting out and “some with 20+ years of experience.” All are “willing to put in the effort to get what needs to be done.”

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
103
% Faculty with Terminal Degree
65%
% Faculty Teaching at Least 1 Online Course This Year
25%

79%
Full-time
33%
Female
29%
Underrepresented Minorities

Academic Overview

Minimum In-Person Days Student is Required to Attend During Duration of Program (Not Including Travel Days)
0

Chat rooms
Yes

Interactive transcripts
Yes

Live audio
Yes

Live video
Yes

Smartphone applications
Yes

Recorded audio
Yes

Recorded video
Yes

Streaming audio
Yes

Streaming video
Yes

Tablet applications
Yes

Concentrations

Healthcare Administration
Yes

Media/Entertainment Sports Management
Yes

Non-Profit Management/Public Administration
Yes

Supply Chain Management
Yes

Center for Research

Economics
Yes

Entrepreneurship
Yes

Real Estate
Yes

Supply Chain Management
Yes

Special Academic Programs

Peer Tutoring
Yes
Pre-MBA Bootcamp
Yes

Top 5 Most Prominent Faculty


Ryan Klinger
Employee recruitment and selection, employee engagement, leadership development, human resource management

Robert M. Mcnab
Economics of Defense, Fiscal Decentralization, Applied Econometrics

Ling 'Lynn' Li
Supply chain management strategies, third party logistics, innovation for competitive advantage, healthcare management and performance measurement, firm performance analysis

Anil Nair
Strategic management, industry structure, competitive strategy, risks, innovation, and emerging markets

Mohammad Najand
Behavior of security prices, investment strategies, macroeconomic factors and their effect on financial markets, international capital markets

Career Services Overview

Students Say

ODU’s online MBA program offers the “highest accreditation” of any of the local colleges in Virginia. Students speak very highly of the program as an excellent way to advance their education and accelerate their careers. Students who are just getting started and those hoping to expand their “career options” also recommend the school. One student says, “My role has a strong financial component and this is an educational gap for me coming from a nursing background. I needed to close that gap and ODU is our local university with a great reputation.” The scheduling of courses is “extremely flexible.” The faculty is always available “to help resolve concerns or conflicts.” Professors are “wonderfully accessible” and “are engaged with the students.” They “offer thorough explanations of concepts” and guide students along their paths to better careers. Connections to the community are also available to students.

Average # of Months to Graduate (Since Program Started)
32

Dedicated Career Services Center
Yes
Description
Our University Career Development Center provides a comprehensive developmental approach to helping students in all phases of career decision making, planning and preparing, gaining experience and success outcomes. http://www.odu.edu/cds

Top 5 Most Prominent Alumni


Robert Choe
Accounting

Bradley Lockwood
Vice President, Architecture & Planning

Anne Jasinski
Deputy Director of Analytics

Kaitlin Heinz
Controller

Rainer Agles
Business Operations

Tuition & Expenses

  In-State Out-of-State
Tution Per Academic Year (Full-Time) $14,062 $15,022
Fees Per Academic Year (Full-Time) $33 $33
Tution Per Credit Hour (Part-Time) $547 $595
Fees Per Credit Hour (Part-Time) $155 $155
Total cost (tuition and fees) of Online MBA program in its entirety $28,125 $30,045

Financial Aid Statistics


Financial Aid Application Deadline
June 30

Financial Aid Notification Begins
varies

Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid
22%

Percent of Students Receiving Scholarships or Grants
4%

Percent of Students Receiving Loans
18%

Average Aid Package
$14,482

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Awarded
$3,727

Student Body Profile

Total Online MBA Enrollment (Full-Time and Part-Time)
96
Full-Time
3%
Part-Time
97%

In State
82.3%
Out of State
17.7%
Foreign Countries Represented
1

Demographics

16.7%
Underrepresented Minorities
1.0%
International
17.7%
Out of State

47% female
53% male

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Sandra Phillips
Assistant Program Manager

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

Phone
757-683-3585

Fax
757-683-5750

Email
mbainfo@odu.edu


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