Accounting services are becoming both broader and more specialized. The major changes that have occurred in the accounting profession dictate expanded and updated educational programs. The minimum education necessary for the professional accountant cannot be achieved in four years of undergraduate study. Although one may sit for the Uniform CPA Exam with only 120 hours of college credit, the Virginia Board of Accountancy requires one to have 150 semester hours of education to obtain the CPA License. Additionally, the number of fields open to accounting majors has increased dramatically in recent years requiring graduates to complete specialized courses in operational auditing, fraud examination, managerial accounting, taxation, etc.
This minor is designed to develop management-related skills through an understanding of applied ethics, effective communication, processes in organizations, applied psychology, and legal issues in the workplace. An appreciation for the qualities of leadership, the functions of administration, and a sensitivity for ethical decision making will allow the student to apply for a wider variety of positions.
A minor in business administration is available to students not receiving a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. This minor prepares students to advance in a broad range of careers in the public and private sectors. This minor pairs well with any non-business major where you want to add business skills to your field of expertise.
The Business Analytics minor is a unique minor that integrates a functional area of business with computer expertise. It is a minor that develops skills in the use of the computer as a decision-making tool and provides expertise in a business field in which these skills can be applied. The modern business employer is looking for graduates who have more than just a degree in a particular functional area. They are looking for students who have multiple skills which allow them to serve their company in many ways. Business Analytics provides the training needed to develop those skills.
The Economics Minor is designed to acquaint the student with the problems of resource allocation under a variety of conditions. The minor provides theoretical and applied courses in diverse areas including economics and public policy, money, banking, urban economics, managerial economics and international economics.
This interdisciplinary Minor is for students who would like to learn about energy engineering fundamentals, socio-environmental impacts of energy systems, and novel energy engineering technologies. The Minor will enhance their abilities to integrate knowledge from different disciplines with concepts used in energy engineering and offer the students the opportunity to be recognized for study in this growing interdisciplinary field.
The Information Systems and Technology program offers a unique combination of business knowledge and technical skills that prepare undergraduate students for success in the highly competitive and increasingly technical business world of the twenty-first century. The minor emphasizes the development of business analysis and system implementation skills, which can provide a basis for job entry, career development and flexibility amid the rapid changes in information technology.
International Business is an exciting and challenging area of study that offers students excellent career opportunities. Students seeking a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration may minor in international business by completing the required courses.
Management is a broad area of study within business. It covers topics from human resource management and strategic planning to leadership and innovation. Any organization, whether it is small start-up or a large Fortune 100 firm, for profit or non-profit, government or private, requires management. A management minor is suitable for students who want to complement their major with “soft skills.” Surveys of employers have frequently found they prefer to recruit graduates with leadership, communication, entrepreneurial, and strategic thinking skills.
From building iconic brands to understanding why people buy what they buy, marketing is the exciting interface between companies and their customers and other stakeholders. It builds valuable relationships for companies and makes them more competitive in the marketplace. A career in marketing is often considered one of the best training grounds to rise to the top level of corporations.
The mission of the Department of Military Science and Leadership is to commission the future officer leadership of the U.S. Army. The Old Dominion University Army ROTC program consists of structured study in the field of military science with the primary objective of developing leaders who will serve as commissioned officers in the U.S. Army Active and Reserve components. Students develop maturity, responsibility, and dependability while earning the Gold Bar of an Army Second Lieutenant.
With a public service minor, you will gain a solid theoretical foundation in the study and practice of public service, preparing you for citizenship, leadership, and careers in governmental and non-profit agencies and encouraging a spirit of volunteerism. As a public service professional, you'll have the opportunity to deliver and manage public programs, address critical issues in society, lead change in public policy, and embrace civic responsibility.
The Strome College of Business Real Estate Major, at Old Dominion University, prepares you for a successful career in the real estate industry. You could soon be embarking on an exciting journey in a unique program that combines academics and practice with professors and practioners in a joint effort to enhance, or jumpstart, your career. The Real Estate program at ODU embraces a comprehensive multi-disciplinary approach to real estate education. The faculty bring real world experience to the classroom to engage you in a curriculum that will assist you in developing the analytical and professional skills necessary for a career in real estate or economic development.
Risk and risk management transcend disciplines and have become increasingly important over the last 20 years. The RMI major and minor allow elective courses from other majors to reflect that risk affects and needs to be considered by every corporate function.
This interdisciplinary minor encourages an interdisciplinary approach to the problems and crucial issues that emerge from urban environments. Students gain an understanding of the issues associated with the convergence of diverse populations in urban locations and acquire an appreciation of the complexities of the interlocking and contingent nature of urban problems. This will be accomplished through an examination of the topical areas of common space, diversity, urban services, disorder, and work.