Academic Catalog


Strome College of Business

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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

Department Chairs

Royce D. Burnett, Accountancy
Robert McNab, Economics
Bruce Rubin, Finance
Weiyong Zhang, Information Technology and Decision Sciences (Interim)
Shaomin Li, Management
Chuanyi Tang, Marketing
Samuel L. Brown, Public Service
Brandon A. Shah, Military Science and Leadership

Center and Institute Directors

Robert McNab, Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy
Rob Pidduck, Hudgins Transitional Entrepreneurship Lab
Bruce Rubin, Insurance and Financial Services Center
Simon Stevenson, Harvey Lindsay School of Real Estate
Yuping Liu-Thompkins, Loyalty Science Lab
Ricardo Ungo, Maritime Institute
Sharon Scannell, Program Manager, Strome Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Aaron Arndt, Thurmond School of Professional Sales and Negotiations
Simon Stevenson, E.V. Williams Center for Real Estate

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 and 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, with a focus on problem solving. 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 800 schools in the world to have achieved accreditation at the graduate and undergraduate levels by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – AACSB International. The undergraduate and graduate accounting programs have received their 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).

Undergraduate students may pursue majors in accounting, business analytics, economics, enterprise cybersecurity, finance, human resources management, information systems and technology, international business, management, maritime and supply chain management, marketing, personal financial planning, real estate, and risk management and insurance. The College offers graduate programs in accounting, business administration, economics, maritime trade and supply chain management, and public administration. Additionally, the College offers a joint master's degree in computer information science with the Computer Science Department. Information about the graduate programs is available in the Graduate Catalog.

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.

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.

Distance Education

The college offers several degrees online through ODUGlobal to students throughout the state of Virginia and beyond. Usually students complete their general education program in a community college and transfer to Old Dominion University to complete the degree requirements. Bachelor of Science degrees in accounting, finance, information systems and technology, management, and marketing are available through different delivery technologies. Minors in several disciplines are also available.

Bachelor of Arts - Economics

The Bachelor of Arts in Economics has been discontinued.  Continuing students must earn their degree by the end of spring semester 2025.  This program is not available for students entering Old Dominion University in fall 2020 and subsequent semesters.