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Why ODU for Business & Industry Training?

This graduate degree helps teachers and trainers upgrade their knowledge and skills to prepare for leadership roles in education and training.

You will earn a master's degree in occupational and technical studies, with a concentration in Business and Industry Training.

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Required Courses

  • 33 credit hours

You will take seven required courses (21 credit hours) in core topics and research, and four electives (12 credit hours). Please see the ODU graduate catalog for more details on curriculum for the Business and Industry Training concentration.

Online Learning Environment

Participate in live, regularly scheduled online class meetings and access course materials online from any location. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$523 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-state Students$568 per credit hour

Rates are effective Summer 2018 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

Careers in Business & Industry Training

This degree prepares you to work professionally as a training program developer, workplace trainer, curriculum writer, and more. 

Note: earning a degree from ODU does not guarantee employment in the positions listed above. Explore more career information on our Career Coach website.

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How to Apply

You can complete up to 12 graduate credit hours as a non-degree graduate student at ODU. To apply to this program, you should have an undergraduate degree, preferably with a major or work experience related to the occupation/technical area of study. For details, please visit the department's website.

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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.