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MBA Program Information for Non-Degree ApplicantsNon-Degree Students

Unless you have met all of the MBA Program criteria for non-degree status, you will not be permitted to take MBA pre-core or core courses.

The MBA Program requires an evaluation of GMAT scores and GPA to qualify for non-degree status. Unofficial copies of both the GMAT and transcripts can be used for this purpose. Note that completion of the pre-core is required for non-business undergraduates.

If you have not met the criteria for enrollment as a non-degree MBA student, you might consider the following courses. If you choose these courses, you do not register in the MBA Program Office or see the MBA Graduate Program Director.


There are courses in other graduate degree and certificate programs at Old Dominion University that may be used as electives in the MBA Program once you are admitted. Visit the main admissions webpage or university catalog for details.

Alternative electives include:

  • Economics (ECON, prerequisites apply). To contact the Economics Department, please call 683-3567.
    You may not take ECON 604, ECON 607, 612, or 618.
  • Public Administration courses (PADM, prerequisites apply). To contact the Public Administration Program, please call 683-3961.
  • Port and Maritime Management courses (PORT, prerequisites apply). To contact the PORT Program, please call 683-3964.
  • TAX (prerequisites apply). To contact the Tax Program, please call 683-3529.

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