We will be the preeminent source for problem solving in business, government, and non-profit organizations.
The Business of Problem-Solving.
Welcome to the Strome College of Business.
The key elements of the mission.
Who We Are
Located in Norfolk, Virginia, the Strome College of Business (SCB) is the oldest and currently fourth largest college on the campus of Old Dominion University (ODU). SCB comprises the School of Accountancy, Department of Economics, Department of Finance, Department of Information Technology and Decision Sciences, Department of Management, Department of Marketing, School of Public Service, Harvey Lindsay School of Real Estate, and Thurmond School of Professional Sales and Negotiations. The Strome College of Business is accredited by AACSB, which the leading accrediting body for colleges and schools of business, having received initial AACSB accreditation in 1974. The School of Accountancy received its initial AACSB accreditation in 1983. The School of Public Service is accredited by NASPAA, having received initial accreditation in 1981. Constant Hall is the home location for SCB classrooms and offices.
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The Strome College of Business is one of approximately 700 business schools in 48 countries and territories to have achieved accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and one of only 180 institutions to hold an additional specialized AACSB accreditation for their accounting programs. The Master of Public Administration program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).
In 2013, the Strome Family Foundation, headed by Mark Strome (ODU class of 1978), pledged $11 million to include establishing the Strome Entrepreneurial Center on campus to reinforce ODU's commitment to entrepreneurship. In 2014, the Board of Visitors renamed the college as the Strome College of Business in Strome's honor. In 2019, the Harvey Lindsey School of Real Estate was established after a generous donation from Harvey Lindsey, Chairman of Harvey Lindsey Commercial Real Estate and his family, and in 2021, the Thurmond School of Professional Sales and Negotiations was established after a generous donation from Dick Thurmond, Southeast Regional Chairman of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services.
- 1964 - Inception of MBA Program
- 1974 - Initial AACSB accreditation
- 1983 - Initial separate Accounting accreditation
- 1985 - Integration of the Department of Urban Studies and Public Administration and name change to College of Business and Public Administration
- 1989 - Inception of doctoral program in business administration
- 2002 - Move to renovated Constant Hall
- 2012 - Opening of Lumsden Trading Room and Research Lab
- 2014 - Strome gift and change of name to Strome College of Business
- 2019 - Lindsey gift and establishment of the Harvey Lindsey School of Real Estate
- 2021 - Thurmond gift and establishment of the Thurmond School of Professional Sales and Negotiations