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Accounting (B.S.B.A.)

 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.

Accounting (B.S.B.A.)


Description


What is Accounting at ODU like?

 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


What makes Accounting at ODU unique?

  • 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.

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

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

Accountants

$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.

Auditors

$77,920

MEDIAN SALARY


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

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.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Accounting at ODU?

ACCT 460:
Accounting Information Systems


The theoretical and practical approaches to the analysis, design, and implementation of manual and/or computerized accounting systems. Emphasis is placed on the investigation and documentation of internal controls, accounting cycle attributes, and auditing techniques for computer-based systems. Individual projects include comprehensive documentation of an accounting application and case studies using a current financial accounting software package. The group project involves development of an accounting system for a specific application and its presentation to the class. Students will complete a comprehensive final examination on materials covered in ACCT 305, ACCT 306, ACCT 307, ACCT 311, ACCT 411, ACCT 425, ACCT 426, and ACCT 460; or ACCT 301, ACCT 302, ACCT 311, ACCT 421, and ACCT 460. Students must have a C- or better in ACCT 460 to graduate with a major in accounting. Prerequisites: IT 360T; ACCT 305 with a C or better; ACCT 306, ACCT 307, ACCT 311, ACCT 411, and ACCT 425 with a C- or better; or ACCT 301 with a C or better, ACCT 302, and ACCT 311 with a C- or better; and a declared major in the University or permission of the Dean

ACCT 421:
Taxation


This course is required for students following the accounting curriculum in the 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2018-19 Catalogs and should be taken only by these students. An analysis of federal income tax law and its application to personal and business tax situations. Reconciliation of tax and accounting concepts. Students must have a C- or better in ACCT 421 to graduate with a major in accounting. Students in the Accounting Major Professional concentration or seeking admission to the MSA program must earn a grade of B- or better. Prerequisites: ACCT 301 with a C or better for accounting majors or FIN 431 with a C or better and a declared major in the University or permission of the Dean

ACCT 311:
Managerial Accounting


This course is required for students following the accounting curriculum in the 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2018-19 Catalogs and should be taken only by these students. This course focuses on recording and allocating costs within traditional managerial accounting systems. Common and joint cost allocations are performed under job order, process and standard costing systems. Income models are developed for exploring cost-volume-profit relationships. Students must have a C- or better in ACCT 311 to graduate with a major in accounting. Students in the Accounting Major Professional concentration or seeking admission to the MSA program must earn a grade of B- or better. Prerequisites: ACCT 201 and ACCT 202 or ACCT 226 and ACCT 227; ACCT 301 with a C or better or ACCT 305 with a C or better; BNAL 206; junior standing; and a declared major in the University or permission of the Dean

Requirements


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)

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 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.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 360

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,032

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

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

Scholarships


  • 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.

Next Steps


I like this program. What are the next steps?

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Name:

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Location:

2155 CONSTANT HALL, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-3177


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Transfer


I like this program and want to transfer. What are my next steps?

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 transition, engagement, and academic achievement of transfer students. The services and programs offered to you as a Monarch are endless so take advantage of every opportunity. Even before you set foot on campus, we encourage you to Explore, Experience, and Engage! Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.

Additional Programs


Are there other programs at ODU I may be interested in?

With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master'seducation specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.

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