ODL Business Concentration

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The Business Concentration provides ODL students with the opportunity to add business skills and competencies such as accounting, finance, marketing, operations, economics, and information systems to the core leadership and organizational theories provided in the Organizational Development and Leadership required courses.

This concentration is designed for students without a business or business-related undergraduate degree.

Alumni of this concentration have careers in these areas and more:

  • For-profit and Non-profit Settings
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Human resources
  • Consulting

The program is designed for both full and part-time students. This concentration offers courses at both Shippensburg University and Dixon University Center in Harrisburg.

In addition to core and concentration courses, you must complete an internship and an organizational analysis project. The Graduate Catalog details specific course requirements.

Admission Requirements

You must meet all requirements of the School of Graduate Studies, including:

  • Have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Have a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.75. The ODL Admissions Committee may request an interview if an applicant's GPA is below 2.75.
  • Submit the graduate application form along with:
    • Current resume through the Ship Admissions portal.
    • Personal goals statement, usually one page, single-spaced, explaining your personal and/or professional goals for pursuing the program through the "Program Statement/Questionnaire" link in the Ship Admissions portal.
    • Undergraduate transcript(s)
    • Requisite application fee

The resume and personal goal statement should be submitted via your admissions portal.

If you have any questions, please contact the ODL Director, Dr. Barbara Denison, by calling (717) 477-1735 or emailing bjdeni@ship.edu.