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Finance (B.S.B.A.)

Do you enjoy numbers, analysis and "real world" applications? Old Dominion University offers a financial management degree with a choice of studies in finance. Finance majors have a choice of course offerings depending on their focus. The Finance track includes courses in financial management, financial decision-making, investments, portfolio management, banking and international financial management. Students also complete a group of core business courses offered in the College of Business and Public Administration and selected general education courses required by the University.

Finance (B.S.B.A.)


Description


What is Finance at ODU like?

Do you enjoy numbers, analysis and "real world" applications? Old Dominion University offers a financial management degree with a choice of studies in finance. Finance majors have a choice of course offerings depending on their focus. The Finance track includes courses in financial management, financial decision-making, investments, portfolio management, banking and international financial management. Students also complete a group of core business courses offered in the College of Business and Public Administration and selected general education courses required by the University.

Program Highlights


What makes Finance at ODU unique?

  • In conjunction with the Old Dominion Career Advantage Program, numerous companies in the Tidewater area offer internships. Students are encouraged to earn academic credit for their participation in these programs as well as valuable experience in preparation for careers.

  • Finance graduates are qualified for corporate financial management positions, such as financial analysts, capital budgeting managers, credit managers, or a position in cash control or risk management; portfolio management positions, such as securities analysts, account executives or portfolio manager/analysts; bank management positions, such as lending officers, marketing officers or financial analysts; or as entrepreneurs operating their own businesses.

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.

Personal Financial Advisors

$124,140

MEDIAN SALARY


Advise clients on financial plans using knowledge of tax and investment strategies, securities, insurance, pension plans, and real estate. Duties include assessing clients' assets, liabilities, cash flow, insurance coverage, tax status, and financial objectives.

Financial Analysts

$99,430

MEDIAN SALARY


Conduct quantitative analyses of information affecting investment programs of public or private institutions.

Sales Agents, Financial Services

$97,440

MEDIAN SALARY


Sell financial services, such as loan, tax, and securities counseling to customers of financial institutions and business establishments.

Budget Analysts

$78,680

MEDIAN SALARY


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

Courses


What are some courses offered in Finance at ODU?

FIN 317:
Principles of Insurance and Risk Management


Recommended elective for nonbusiness as well as business majors. The primary focus of this introductory course is on evaluating life, health, retirement, property, liability and personnel exposures to loss and analyzing the methods for managing these risks. Risk management and insurance techniques for dealing with potential losses to individuals and organizations will be emphasized. A group project related to a current risk management and insurance topic is also required. Students receiving a B or better in this course can have it count as the CPCU 500 course of the Chartered Property-Casualty Underwriter |CPCU) professional designation. Prerequisites: A declared major in the University or permission of the Dean's Office of the Strome College of Business.

FIN 319:
Principles of Real Estate


The fundamentals of real estate productivity and value are developed. Legal elements of real estate transactions, physical aspects of real estate location and production, and economic factors pertinent to real estate. Prerequisite: A declared major in the University or permission of the Dean's Office.

FIN 410:
Life and Health Insurance


This course uses a broad-based financial planning approach in considering the nature and importance of individual life and health risks and uses of individual life and health insurance in treating these risks. The implications of various legal, tax, and accounting considerations on businesses and individuals are discussed. The course also provides an overview of the operational aspects of life insurers, including organization, underwriting, actuarial, reassurance, marketing, investment, taxation, and accounting functions. Cases are employed. Prerequisites: FIN 317 and a declared major in the University or permission of the Dean's Office.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Finance at ODU?

Students entering the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program in Finance should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

Applicants for admission to any of the majors in the undergraduate degree program in business administration (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - BSBA) should apply initially to the Office of Admissions of Old Dominion University. Students cannot be accepted into business administration without first being admitted to the University. Admission to the University does not guarantee admission to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) program. Candidates for admission to the BSBA program should indicate on the application to the University their intention to enter the undergraduate business administration degree program.

Admission to the BSBA degree program is a two-step process.

1.     Students must first successfully complete ODU admission requirements and be certified as having done so

2.     Complete admission requirements to the BSBA degree program

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 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:

$ 374

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,039

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

Next Steps


I like this program. What are the next steps?

Contact


Need help applying?

Meet Your Enrollment Team

Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.

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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