Why ODU for Accounting?

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.

Want to learn more? Contact us!

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Accounting Class Options

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.

Ranked #1

Best Online Accounting School in Virginia
and #10 in the Southeast, 2021 - CollegeFactual.com

Ranked #11

Best Online Bachelor's in Accounting, 2022
- CollegeConsensus.com

Get Guaranteed Admission to Old Dominion University

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.

Required Courses

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.

Online Learning Environment

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

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$374 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-State Students$407 per credit hour

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

These tuition rates are effective Summer 2022 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

Licensure Disclosure

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.

Top Job Titles

The most common job titles reported by our alumni are:

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

Careers in Accounting

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.

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How to Apply

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.

Get Guaranteed Admission to ODU

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

Learn more about Guaranteed Admission to ODU.

Meet Your Team

Our dedicated enrollment team will guide your transition to ODUGlobal.

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