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    Believing in the power of truth, faculty members of ODU’s Business Administration program are committed to developing students who are grounded in the liberal arts and Dominican traditions. Upon graduation, students will have the ability to think critically, logically and ethically, while applying specialized business knowledge and skills to respond effectively to the rapidly evolving demands of the global economy. 
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    Why Choose ODU for your Business
    Administration Degree?

    • Opportunities for professional internships and study abroad trips
    • Small class sizes 
    • Located just minutes away from downtown Columbus for internship opportunities.
    • A curriculum with substantive Dominican, Catholic, and liberal arts
      components, such as reading, speaking, writing, critical thinking, 
      ethics, creativity, and the integration of faith and reason.
    • Significant emphasis on ethics
    • Expanding opportunities to engage active and integrated
      learning modalities.
    • Minor combinations required from within Business discipline
      areas or outside business.
    • 4+1 MBA opportunity for students with a 3.0 GPA or better
    • Specialty business accreditation (ACBSP)
    • Active chapter of Delta Sigma Pi (professional business fraternity)
      and plans to launch Delta Mu Delta (business honorary)

    Facts about the Program

    While studying at ODU, there will be opportunities to participate in internship placements in Columbus-based businesses, industries, nonprofit organizations and government offices. Our emphasis on business decision making, anchored in ethics and values, prepares students for future leadership roles. The unique integration of course-work in Business and liberal arts develops ethical business leaders.

    Our small class sizes, exceptional faculty and broad set of academic options allow students flexibility in their studies. Some students will qualify for ODU’s challenging 4+1 MBA program, which allows them to earn their bachelor’s degree and MBA in five years, saving them time and money.

    Faculty Highlights

    Dr. Anna Parkman

    Dr. Anna Parkman is the director of the graduate Business programs. In 2012, ODU students voted her Outstanding Teacher of the Year. Prior to coming to ODU, Dr. Parkman served as Chair of the Jones Division of Business, Chair of Graduate Programs at the University of Charleston, and Executive Director of the Entrepreneurship Center at the University of Charleston.

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    Dr. John Grant

    Dr. John Grant brings business experiences and examples into his classes. Before coming to ODU, Dr. Grant taught at Southern Illinois University, Arizona State University, and Eastern Illinois University. Dr. Grant serves as the Faculty Advisor for the ODU Delta Sigma Pi Chapter (business fraternity) and is a member of the American Marketing Association. Dr. Grant is the Program Chair for the 2013 North American Management Society meeting in Chicago and serves as the President for the American National Business Hall of Fame.

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    Dr. Jay Young

    Dr. Jay Young is licensed in Ohio as a Professional Clinical Counselor and is certified in a number of management, leadership, personality, and communication instruments, including the Hermann Brain Dominance Instrument and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. He is an active member of the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, the Ohio Counseling Association, and the C.G. Jung Association of Central Ohio. Dr. Young is a member of the Family Business Center housed on the campus of Ohio Dominican University. 

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