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Management (B.S.B.A.)

Management is a broad area of study within business. It covers topics from human resource management and strategic planning to leadership and innovation. Any organization, whether it is small start-up or a large Fortune 100 firm, for profit or non-profit, government or private, requires management. A management major is appropriate for those interested in careers in different types of organizations, working in human resource management/management consulting or launching a business. Most graduates will face several career changes and job choices; thus, the management major is designed to develop a student's understanding of the principles and practice of management in a global economy.

Management (B.S.B.A.)


Description


What is Management at ODU like?

Management is a broad area of study within business. It covers topics from human resource management and strategic planning to leadership and innovation. Any organization, whether it is small start-up or a large Fortune 100 firm, for profit or non-profit, government or private, requires management. A management major is appropriate for those interested in careers in different types of organizations, working in human resource management/management consulting or launching a business. Most graduates will face several career changes and job choices; thus, the management major is designed to develop a student's understanding of the principles and practice of management in a global economy.

Program Highlights


What makes Management at ODU unique?

  • Management graduates have a median starting salary of $40,000+

  • Occupations in the field of management have a projected above average growth rate between 7-12% over the next 10 year based on current employment trends

  • Most management classes are offered in both live and online formats to match student needs!

  • Several management courses have application-based projects with local businesses in Hampton Roads

  • Management majors have the ability to pursue an Entrepreneurship Certificate by taking the New Venture Creation management elective and the Introduction to Entrepreneurship elective

  • ODU’s Management Department sponsors ODU’s Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Student Chapter which has close ties to the Hampton Roads professional SHRM Chapter. The ODU SHRM Chapter hosts events focused on networking and professional development.

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Sales Managers

$137,650

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.

General and Operations Managers

$123,460

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.

Administrative Services Managers

$103,380

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.

Training and Development Specialists

$64,700

MEDIAN SALARY


Design and conduct training and development programs to improve individual and organizational performance. May analyze training needs.

Employers


Graduates from this major have gone to work at

ADP, Norfolk Southern, QVC, Dollar Tree Headquarters, and Geico

Courses


What are some courses offered in Management at ODU?

MGMT 330:
Organizational Behavior


This class examines theories and concepts pertaining to people at work. Topics include personality differences, motivation principles, high-performing work teams, and leadership development. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Pre- or corequisite: MGMT 325.

MGMT 361:
International Business Operations


An examination of the environment of multinational business, foreign trade, and the operation of multinational enterprises. Management, marketing, accounting, and financial problems unique to enterprises operating in varying economic, cultural, and political legal environments are investigated. This course includes a CAP experience. International business majors may not take MGMT 361 for credit. Prerequisites: FIN 323, MKTG 311 and MGMT 325, and a declared major in the University or permission of the Dean

MGMT 340:
Human Resources Management


This class examines all issues pertaining to managing people in an organization. Topics include strategic planning for Human Resources, recruitment and selection systems, performance evaluation and development programs, Equal Employment Opportunity, and diversity management. Prerequisites: MGMT 325. Pre- or corequisite: MGMT 330.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Management at ODU?

Students entering the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program in Management should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

Applicants for admission to any of the majors in the undergraduate degree program in business administration (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - BSBA) should apply initially to the Office of Admissions of Old Dominion University. Students cannot be accepted into business administration without first being admitted to the University. Admission to the University does not guarantee admission to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) program. Candidates for admission to the BSBA program should indicate on the application to the University their intention to enter the undergraduate business administration degree program.

Admission to the BSBA degree program is a two-step process:

  • Students must first successfully complete ODU admission requirements and be certified as having done so.

     

  • Complete admission requirements to the BSBA degree program.

     

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 374

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,039

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


I like this program. What are the next steps?

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Need help applying?

Meet Your Enrollment Team

Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.

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Management Lecturer and Chief Departmental Advisor


Name:

Jennifer Klinger


Location:

2032 CONSTANT HALL, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-5014


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Transfer


I like this program and want to transfer. What are my next steps?

At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful transition, engagement, and academic achievement of transfer students. The services and programs offered to you as a Monarch are endless so take advantage of every opportunity. Even before you set foot on campus, we encourage you to Explore, Experience, and Engage! Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.

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