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Why ODU for an MBA Online?

Old Dominion's online MBA program is an accelerated master's degree program. Course sessions are eight weeks long, and you'll learn everything that you would in a standard semester. This means you could earn your MBA from ODU faster than in a typical program. 

Enhance your degree! Earn an add-on certificate in one of ODU's nationally recognized areas of expertise:

  • Modeling, Simulation and Visualization
  • Maritime, Ports and Logistics Management
  • Public Procurement and Contract Management
  • Business Analytics and Big Data

ODU's Master of Business Administration degree program is accredited by the AACSB, the premiere business college accrediting body. We are one of fewer than 200 schools with dual AACSB Business and Accounting accreditation.

Are you a current ODU undergraduate interested in earning an MBA? Earn graduate credits while you complete your bachelor’s degree with our Early Entry program.

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Ranked #25

Top Online MBA Programs, 2019 - The Princeton Review

Ranked #45

Best Online MBA Programs, 2019 - U.S. News & World Report

Ranked #26

Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans, 2019 - U.S. News & World Report

Required Courses

  • 40-45 credit hours

If you do not have a business undergraduate degree, you'll start by taking a set of five one-credit pre-core courses. Courses in the add-on certificates can meet the elective requirements in the MBA program, saving you time when you pursue both.

If you already have significant knowledge and skills from the workplace that may apply to this MBA degree, you may be able to earn academic credit for that knowledge with Prior Learning Assessment.

Online Learning Environment

Access course materials online from any location. Many classes don't have a scheduled meeting time, so you can fit class into your personal schedule. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times.

All courses follow an accelerated eight-week format.

Careers in Business Administration

With an ODU MBA, career options include:

  • Logistics Manager
  • IT Manager
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Banking and Finance
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Port and Maritime Manager
  • Non-profit Management
  • Contract Management

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$547 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-state Students$595 per credit hour

Rates are effective Summer 2019 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

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How to Apply

No previous business prerequisites are required to apply. Please visit the Strome College of Business web site for full application requirements, including a checklist and deadlines.

In limited cases, ODU’s MBA program may waive the GMAT/GRE admission requirement depending on your academic history and career experience. Click here for eligibility details (PDF), or download the waiver application form (PDF).

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You may be able to take up to four courses (12 credit hours) as a non-degree graduate student, before you are accepted into a specific degree program. 

Please contact us to discuss this option with an expert advisor.

Meet your Team

You'll have a dedicated academic advisor for this program.

Contact us if you have questions about admission requirements, transferring credits, or application deadlines.