Why ODU for Economics?

Economics is the study of how societies use their limited resources to produce wealth, and how this wealth is distributed among their members. This broad field covers topics ranging from the causes of inflation and unemployment to the economic behavior of individual households and businesses.

ODU's online economics bachelor's program offers two distinct tracks. Each track can help you focus your studies and prepare for careers in a significant and growing area of business.

Economic Analytics: Prepare to work as an economics data analyst. This track includes classes in econometrics and data analysis. These courses will teach you how to manage large data sets and interpret this data. You will also have the chance to learn modern programming languages such as R.

Economic Problems: Explore economic public policies and how economics influences public policy making. You will take courses in topics such as urban economics, labor economics, the public sector, and transportation.

An economics bachelor's is excellent preparation for law school and graduate study in economics, business administration, public administration, urban studies, international studies, marine affairs, and other fields.

When you graduate, you will earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Economics.

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Required Courses

To earn this degree from ODU, you must complete at least 30 credit hours with us. Our BSBA major in economics requires 120 total credit hours.

Your exact course of study will depend on which track you select and how many credits you transfer. Major courses may include:

  • micro-economics
  • macroeconomics
  • development economics
  • natural resource and environmental economics
  • international economics
  • labor economics
  • transportation economics
  • urban economics
  • and more

Talk with an enrollment coordinator to determine how your credits may transfer.

Online Learning Environment

Access course materials online from any location. Some classes will have live, regular online meeting times, while others will not. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Careers in Economics

ODU's online BSBA with a major in economics will give you general business knowledge as well as specific knowledge in economics, data analysis, mathematics, and critical thinking. The analytics and public policy tracks can help you focus your career.

You will be prepared to work in business, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations as a:

  • Data Analyst
  • Economist
  • Financial Consultant
  • Actuary

You will also be qualified for jobs in the public sector, banking and banking regulation, or insurance industries.

This degree is also an excellent way to prepare for graduate programs in more specialized areas of business.

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.

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How to Apply

This bachelor's program is available online from start to finish. 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.

For this program, you'll need to be accepted to ODU as a degree-seeking student. Additionally, you will need to apply to the BSBA program in the Strome College of Business.

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