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School of Business

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The MBA Program offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA). Other programs include cross-registration with Norfolk State, Old Dominion, and Christopher Newport Universities, work-study, and internship programs. The strongest area of study is management. The most popular courses are in human resource management and operations management.

Thirty-six total credits are required to complete the MBA. Required courses include:

  • International Business
  • Information Systems Development
  • Organization Theory and Practice
  • Macro Environment of Business
  • Human Resources Administration
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Managerial Finance
  • Marketing Management
  • Managerial Economics
  • Business Policy
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Quantitative Decision Making

Students may eliminate or substitute requirements through previous course work or examinations.

The minimum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending full time or part time is 4 semesters; maximum, 7 years.

In a recent year, there were 12 total full-time graduate business faculty, all of whom held a doctorate; there is 1 part-time faculty member, who held a doctorate. Average number of courses faculty teach is 3; average business class size is 12.


A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a GPA of 2.6. The formula for using the GPA and GMAT scores is (200 x GPA) + GMAT, or minimum 950. Most important admissions factors are academic accomplishments and ability, motivation, and maturity. A strong mathematics background is not required.

The average GPA in a recent year, was 3.0; average GMAT score was 450. Transfers are accepted. Minority students are actively recruited.

Students may begin the MBA program in the fall, spring, and summer. To apply, students must submit an application form, a nonrefundable fee of $35, a transcript, GMAT scores, and 2 letters of recommendation. Students are notified on a rolling basis of the admissions decision. The latest acceptable test date for fall entry is open. Once accepted, students may defer admission for up to 2 years.

Financial Aid

Stipends and programs available for minority students include . The FAFSA and the school’s own financial statement are required. The priority deadline for fall entry is March 1.

Tuition for all students is $13,358 per year. On-campus room and board costs approximately $6746; books and supplies, $600; personal expenses, $1500; and other fees, $250, for an estimated annual total of $22,454. Graduate student housing is limited. There is a referral service to help procure off-campus housing.


Thirty-three percent of a recent graduate business school class are enrolled full time; 80% had an average of 4 years of full-time work experience prior to entering graduate school. The greatest percentage of students were from Virginia (60%). Fifty percent were women, 90% were minorities, and 5% were foreign nationals. The average age at entrance was 24; ages ranged from 22 to 50. Twenty percent entered directly from undergraduate school; 1% already had a graduate degree. Students’ undergraduate majors were as follows: 60%, business; 20%, social sciences; 10%, liberal arts; and 5%, math and science. About 3% of entering students leave by the end of the first year due to academic or personal reasons; 97% remain to receive their degree.

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