What We Do

Speaker Series

Every Semester the MBAA hosts a selection of local business leaders from a variety of industries to give our members insights into different aspects of business management.  The ODU MBAA Speaker Series is a great networking and learning opportunity for both current students and alumni.  Keep an eye on our calendar for great speaker events coming up this year.

Networking Events

We aim to provide our members with meaningful networking opportunities throughout the year.  From informal monthly Happy Hours to formal networking events with representatives from the area’s leading businesses, we strive to give our members the best networking experience possible.  It is well known that in business who you know is often as important as what you know, and the ODU MBAA is giving its members the opportunity to expand their professional networks by hosting events with companies such as Amerigroup, Chartway Federal Credit Union, Maersk Line Ltd., Stihl, and Van Syckle Group.  Please check out our “events” tab to stay up to date with our networking opportunities.

Volunteering

We strive to set an example in the Hampton Roads community by utilizing our talents and abilities to give back to our community.  As business students we recognize the importance of reaching out to to the many non-profits and charities in our area.  Our goal is to have at a minimum two outreach projects per year in which our students and alumni are involved in lending a helping hand.

Tours

The Hampton Roads area is home to many world-class businesses and facilities.  We offer several opportunities throughout the year for our members to tour these facilities and learn more about how the companies that run them do business. Whether its Virginia International Terminals port facilities or Target Corp’s import warehouse, we look to expose our members to best Hampton Roads and the world has to offer.

Football Tailgates

Tailgates are a great way for MBA students and alumni, their families, friends and colleagues to have some fun, network and show their support for the ODU football team.  If you’re lucky enough to get tickets to the game, stop on by beforehand.  No tickets?  Come on out anyway.  There’s always a fun and festive atmosphere on the Kauffman Mall.  We’ve got plenty of food and drinks and a family friendly atmosphere you’re sure to enjoy.

Annual Dinner

The ODU MBAA annual dinner is the showcase event on our calendar.  It’s a chance for our members to to come together and celebrate a great year.  The year’s top graduates are celebrated and the events and accomplishments of the MBAA and the MBA program are celebrated.  A top-notch speaker is always present.  Last year, ODU alum, Alain Cappeluti, President of Noble Life Sciences, gave a wonderful talk about his 25 year career in the biotech industry and the challenges that lay ahead for entrepreneurs.  This year’s dinner should be equally great and a not-to-be-missed event on your calendar.