Accounting Program Online

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Strome College of Business
  • School of Accountancy

Degree completion

  • For students with some college credits
  • Complete at least 30 credits online from ODU

Full degree

  • A start-to-finish curriculum for students to earn a degree online from ODU
  • 30 credit hours minimum

Many organizations choose their corporate executives from their pool of accountants. Their broad training makes accountants natural leaders. Join them with an online degree through ODUGlobal.

You'll learn technical accounting knowledge in this online bachelor's degree in accounting. Communication, analytical abilities, and computer skills will also be part of your key courses. You'll graduate ready to start your MBA or start your career.

When you graduate, you will earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting.

ODU's accounting program is part of a select group in the U.S. with separate accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – International.

Interested in earning an MBA or MPA?  
You could earn graduate credits while you complete your ODU bachelor’s degree. Check out our MBA Early Entry program or MPA Early Start program for details.

Classes in your online accounting program will help you in your future career. Some of the topics you'll study:

  • Principles of Financial Accounting
    Concepts and procedures used in the preparation of financial statements, statement analysis, and financial decision making.
  • Principles of Managerial Accounting
    Managerial accounting concepts and procedures including operational accounting.
  • International and Advanced Accounting
    The study of accounting for international operations and business combinations.
Accountant's hand holding a pen over financial papers
  • Best Online Accounting School in Virginia
    and #10 in the Southeast, 2021 -

  • Best Online Bachelor's in Accounting, 2022

  • We've partnered with the Virginia Community College System and select educational institutions to make transferring easy. The Guaranteed Admission Agreement is intended to ease the transfer process between these select colleges and Old Dominion University.

  • To earn this degree from ODU, you must complete at least 30 credit hours with us. Our Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Accounting major requires 120 total credit hours.

    Talk with an enrollment coordinator to determine how your credits will transfer. The curriculum sheet can serve as a guide for planning your course of study.

  • Participate in live, regularly scheduled online class meetings and access course materials online from any location. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

  • In-state Virginia Residents
    $393 per credit hour*
    Out-of-State Students
    $426 per credit hour

    Active duty military students may qualify for a discounted undergraduate tuition rate.

    These tuition rates are effective Fall 2023 and subject to change. 
    * In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

  • This program is not intended to lead to a specific state-level license.

    If you plan to pursue a professional license or credential, we encourage you to explore requirements through the appropriate credentialing agency or professional organization in your state.

    Have questions? Please contact us through the form above to talk to an enrollment coach.

  • The most common job titles reported by our alumni are:

    • Accountant
    • Chief Financial Officer
    • President or Vice President
    • Staff Accountant
    • Auditor
    • Account Manager

Graduates from ODU's undergraduate accounting program have found careers in the public and private sectors, research, teaching, consulting and government.

Note: earning a degree from ODU does not guarantee employment in the positions listed above. Explore more career information on our Career Coach website.

Our dedicated enrollment team will guide your transition to ODUGlobal.

  • This bachelor's program is available entirely online. If you’ve never taken college classes before, you'll apply to ODU as a freshman. We have enrollment coordinators to help you through the admissions process.

    You will need to be accepted to ODU as a degree-seeking undergraduate student and apply to the BSBA program in the Strome College of Business.

  • ODU has partnered with the Virginia Community College System and select educational institutions to make transferring easy. 

    Learn more about Guaranteed Admission to ODU.