Academic Catalog


Strome College of Business

2004 Constant Hall
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23529

(757) 683-3520

Kenneth B. Kahn, Dean
David Cook, Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Student Success
Kiran Karande, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Research
Erika Marsillac, Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs


Old Dominion University’s Strome College of Business has as its principal objective the preparation of liberally educated specialists who will enter the challenging world of business or public administration. All programs in the college are designed to promote the following: professional competence; facility in the communication arts; analytical skills; leadership abilities; an understanding of social, political, and economic forces; and, a strong sense of business ethics and public purpose. This foundation enables graduates of these programs to advance in a broad range of careers in the public and private sectors.

The Strome College of Business is one of approximately 469 schools in the world to have achieved accreditation for business programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - International (AACSB). The Master of Science in accounting program has received its own accreditation through the same agency. In addition, the Master of Public Administration program is one of approximately 164 graduate programs certified as meeting the standards of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).

The college offers master’s degrees in accounting, business administration, economics, and public administration. Also, the college offers a joint master’s degree in computer information science with the Computer Science Department. The college also offers a Ph.D. program in business administration and a Ph.D. program in public administration and urban policy.

Also housed within the college is the Department of Military Science and Leadership. The mission of this department is to provide professional instruction and leadership development for selected students who desire to serve in the active or reserve components of the U.S. Army. Additional information about this program may be obtained through the Military Science and Leadership Department.

Graduate courses are taught during the day and in the evening facilitating flexible combinations of formal learning and full- or part-time employment. Students come from a variety of backgrounds with undergraduate degrees from many different colleges and universities.

All graduate students are advised to check specific program requirements before enrolling in 400/500 level courses. Nondegree graduate students must satisfy the admission index for graduate study or receive special permission from the graduate program director in the Strome College of Business in order to enroll for graduate credit.

Mission and Vision Statements

The mission of the Strome College of Business is The Business of Problem Solving. Our vision is to be the preeminent source for problem solving in business, government, and non-profit organizations.