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Master of Business Administration:Curriculum

The following sample curriculum plans are for students admitted to the MBA program prior to Fall 2021.

For students admitted on or after Fall 2021, please visit the Academics page to view curriculum plans.

The ODU MBA program is designed with both business and non-business undergraduates in mind. Students who do not possess a business undergraduate degree are required to successfully complete the MBA pre-core prior to beginning the MBA core curriculum. This set of five, one credit hour courses is designed to prepare the non-business degree student for the rigors of the MBA core.

The program requires the completion of a minimum of 40 credit hours (36 required core credit hours plus four elective credit hours) to earn the MBA degree for students already possessing an undergraduate business degree and a minimum of 45 credit hours (including the MBA pre-core) for those who possess a non-business undergraduate degree.

Below are sample curriculum plans provided for you to see some possible ways to complete the program of study. Your situation may require a different timeline, we can work with your needs. Regardless of whether you are taking classes online or on-campus, you can use these plans to build a plan that meets your specific needs.

  MBA Curriculum Guide (for students admitted prior to Fall 2021)

Schedule Your Courses

Year Semester PDF Excel
2023 Summer .pdf .xls
Spring .pdf .xls
2022 Spring



Summer .pdf .xls
Fall .pdf .xls
2021 Spring



Summer .pdf .xls



In order to view or print these files, you must have Adobe Acrobat.

Prior to registration, all students must have their advisor and university holds removed. To have your advisor hold removed, enter your proposed schedule in Degree Works and notify the MBA Program Office via email mbainfo@odu.edu when it is ready for review. All other holds must be removed by the department that placed it as listed in LeoOnline.

Click here to view the ODU catalog from years 2020-21 and earlier 

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