Overview

Applicants
93
Acceptance Rate
82%
Years of Work Experience
6.5
Average Age
33

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
8%
Average Verbal GRE Score
156
Average Quantitative GRE Score
152
Average Writing GRE Score
3.8
GRE Verbal (25th and 75th percentiles)
152 - 160
GRE Quantitative (25th and 75th percentiles)
150 - 156
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

Whether you're a working professional or recent college graduate, Old Dominion's MBA program offers a "competitive program at a well-known school" that's coupled with "the flexibility to complete [an] MBA at [one's] own pace." In addition to the typical part-time student taking two classes over a semester, there's also the option to take an accelerated single class in a half-semester. The coursework itself is “time-consuming as well as in-depth,” but enrollees say that they “have felt well supported throughout [their] time in these classes.” This support is illustrated by the way in which "assignments are clearly spelled out weeks (if not months) in advance," and scheduled to be due in a way that maximizes the amount of time students have to complete the work. Other benefits, like AI proctoring, allow students to take exams in their own time, "which is a big plus for students with jobs that require traveling." It's a "challenging and rewarding program," but students agree that they're given enough tools to tackle it with.

In addition to easy course planning and outstanding academics, Old Dominion offers “great academic advising” and professors who are “extremely professional, accommodating, and a great pleasure to work will, all while upholding high academic standards.” Online learning appears to be seamlessly integrated, with “professors [who] do a phenomenal job embracing and utilizing technology." Students rave about how their professors are “quick to thoroughly respond to all of [their] questions” and keep course content interesting. Ultimately, there’s little doubt among Old Dominion attendees about the value of what they've learned: "The skills I have learned throughout this program have trained me to be a better and more effective program manager and leader."


Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
103
% Faculty with Terminal Degree
65%
% Faculty Teaching at Least 1 Online Course This Year
22%

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

Organizers at Old Dominion are known to be great communicators, so it’s easy to stay on top of networking and social functions. As one student says, “we are always getting emails about events.” Gatherings are held both in person and online, so there’s a variety of options to fit every students’ needs. The ODU MBA Association is an organization specific to current students and alumni of the program to help them access learning opportunities and community activities that would enhance their professional careers.

Students find that, once enrolled, one of the biggest perks is the “institution's resources and commitment to student development.” From resume building to development workshops, ODU has many tools to help you plan and execute the steps necessary to reach your career aspirations. Graduates from the online MBA program have gone on to careers in Logistics, Human Resource Management, Computer and Information Systems, and more.


Mean Base Salary of Most Recent Graduating Class After Graduating from Program
$93,253

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) $14,142 $15,022
Fees Per Academic Year (Full-Time) $33 $33
Tution Per Credit Hour (Part-Time) $551 $595
Fees Per Credit Hour (Part-Time) $155 $155
Total cost (tuition and fees) of Online MBA program in its entirety $28,285 $30,045

Financial Aid Statistics


Financial Aid Application Deadline
June 30

Financial Aid Notification Begins
varies

Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid
27%

Percent of Students Receiving Scholarships or Grants
4%

Percent of Students Receiving Loans
25%

Average Aid Package
$14,810

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Awarded
$3,097

Average Annual Loans to MBA Program Students
$15,085

Average Debt at Graduation
$39,294

Student Body Profile

Total Online MBA Enrollment (Full-Time and Part-Time)
111
Full-Time
4%
Part-Time
96%

In State
83.8%
Out of State
16.2%
Foreign Countries Represented
1

Demographics

27.0%
Underrepresented Minorities
16.2%
Out of State

45% female
55% 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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