About this Program

 The undergraduate program in accounting at Old Dominion University is one of a select group in the country with separate accreditation from AACSB-International. The program provides a broad-based education with a variety of career objectives. The Accounting General concentration (AG) provides students with technical accounting knowledge and the ability to analyze problems, communicate solutions, interact with colleagues, and successfully handle ethical issues appropriate for staff-level positions. Our undergraduate accounting program not only prepares you for your first accounting job, but also for graduate study or accounting certification examinations. The program attracts students transitioning from the military, all races, foreign undergraduates from a variety of countries, about an equal number of men and women, as well as both older and traditionally aged college students. We also do a booming business in second degree seekers. And, believe it or not, the faculty are very helpful whether it is questions about classes, school, interviews, jobs, or personal concern.

Program Highlights

  • You will be able to identify and solve ethical issues in accounting.

  • You will be able to use things you learned in your business courses to answer accounting and business problems.

  • You will understand how information technology can influence accounting decisions.

  • You will be able to recognize and resolve accounting and business issues in a global setting.

  • You will be able to identify and work out accounting issues in financial and management accounting, tax, and accounting information systems.

  • You will learn from an undergraduate curriculum that focuses on ideal skills for entry level accountants and provides motivation to become an accounting professional.

Degree Level
Degree Earned
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Delivery Modes


Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is a midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.


$77,920 Median Salary

Analyze financial information and prepare financial reports to determine or maintain record of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.

Budget Analysts

$78,680 Median Salary

Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations. Analyze budgeting and accounting reports.

First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers

$83,370 Median Salary

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of sales workers other than retail sales workers. May perform duties such as budgeting, accounting, and personnel work, in addition to supervisory duties.


$77,920 Median Salary

Examine and analyze accounting records to determine financial status of establishment and prepare financial reports concerning operating procedures.


What are the requirements to apply for Accounting at ODU?
Students entering the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program in Accounting should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.


At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful...


Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Active Duty Military Rate
Cost Per-Credit $250
Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $393
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $407
Cost Per-Credit $1,073

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid


  • The AICPA awards a scholarship for minority undergraduate accounting majors.
  • The American Accounting Association awards the Carter Scholarship to undergraduate or masters level accounting students.
  • The Institute of Management Accountants offers a variety of scholarships with larger amounts for graduate level students.


Professor & Chair

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