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  1. MBA Program Information Session

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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%

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Application Deadlines

  14. 2007-08 Tuition & Fees

  15. 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

  16. Contact Us ODU MBA Admissions:1026 Constant Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529www.odu-mba.orgmbainfo@odu.edu757-683-3585