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MBA Program Information Session The ODU MBA AACSB International Accreditation 448 accredited internationally at both undergrad and graduate or graduate only Flexibility Evenings/day Saturday Three semesters per year Five locations*

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MBA Program Information Session


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The ODU MBA

  • AACSB International Accreditation

    • 448 accredited internationally at both undergrad and graduate or graduate only

  • Flexibility

    • Evenings/day

    • Saturday

    • Three semesters per year

    • Five locations*

  • Small class size creates a cooperative learning environment

  • Student service-oriented

    * Not all electives can be completed at all locations


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The ODU MBA

  • A 48 Credit program

  • Nine Core courses:

    • Accounting, Statistics, Managerial Econ, Finance, Organizational Mgt, Marketing, Macro Economics, IT, Operations Management

  • Required Capstone class:

    • Management Strategy and Policy

  • Five electives – four in concentration / one international (includes study abroad or internship)

  • Choice of three 1-hour modules


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Career Concentrations

  • Business & Economic Forecasting

  • Financial Analysis & Valuation

  • Information Technology & Enterprise Integration

  • International Business

  • Maritime & Port Management

  • Public Administration

  • Or design a personalized program of study that meets your career needs by taking a variety of electives from all subject areas


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Developing Managerial Effectiveness

1 credit Modules: (pass / fail)

  • Business in Global Cultures

  • Negotiation

  • Issues in International Business

  • Venture Capital

  • Creative Thinking in Business Decisions

  • Six Sigma

  • Grant Writing

  • Effective Business Writing

  • Business Plan Development

  • Essential Business Communication Skills

  • Employment Law

  • Leadership in Organizations

  • Business Ethics


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Making Connections

  • MBA Student Association (students and alumni)

    • Annual dinner speakers:

      • Macon Brock: Dollar Tree

      • Bruce Bradley: Landmark Communications

  • Propeller Club

  • Economics Club

  • Landmark Speaker Series

  • Alumni at leading firms

    • Bruce Bradley: Pres. Landmark Communications

    • John Sanderson: Pres./CEO Siemens Automotive


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Work + Family + School

  • Full-time students

    • Three to four classes/week

    • 18 months – 2 years to graduation

  • Part-time students

    • Two classes, usually meet 1X/week for 3 hours

    • 2.5 – 3 years to graduation


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Knowledge Counts

  • Waiver policy

    • core classes are waived for students who either majored in or completed 9-12 specific credit hours in:

      Accounting, Economics, Finance,

      Marketing, Management, Statistics,

      Information Technology, Operations

      Management

      Or Knowledge-based Exams –

    • Offered before each semester


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Marketability

MBA Career Management

  • Services available for full-time & part-time students & alumni

  • Seminars & individual coaching on resume development, interviewing, negotiation, & networking

  • Access to internship & full-time job opportunities


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The ODU MBA

  • 2007 MBA statistics:

  • Total enrolled – 358 (all locations)

  • Total Applicants – 235

    • Admitted – 166

    • Enrolled – 114

  • Average age – 28

  • Average years of work experience – 6.7

  • Average GPA – 3.25

  • Average GMAT – 545

  • Male – 52%; Female – 48%

  • Minority Enrolled – 13%

  • International Enrolled – 18%

  • Active Military – 6%


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Application Checklist

  • Paper or online application

    • Essay

    • Resume

    • $40 application fee*

    • VA Residency form if applicable

    • One semester of calculus

  • ALL Official transcripts

  • GMAT score (must be taken within last 5 years)

    • www.mba.com

    • Preparation is essential

    • *Waived for ODU alums, must do paper application


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Checklist Continued

  • 1 recommendation (letter or form) from a professor or supervisor

  • TOEFL if applicable

  • Submit application materials to the MBA Program Office (1026 Constant Hall)

    * Students possessing a visa must apply through the International Admissions Office


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Application Deadlines


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2007-08 Tuition & Fees


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Financial Aid

  • Graduate Assistantships (merit based)

  • Company sponsorship

  • Loans: Federal & Private (www.mba.com)

  • External funding sources:

    • Civic groups

    • NSHMBA, NBMBAA

    • Professional organizations (NSPE)

  • www.finaid.org/loans

  • www.collegeboard.com

  • www.collegescholarships.com

  • www.fastweb.com

  • www.finaid.org

  • www.iefa.org

  • www.scholarshiphelp.org


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Contact Us

ODU MBA Admissions:1026 Constant Hall, Norfolk, VA [email protected]


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