Finance (BSBA)

Do you enjoy numbers, analysis, and real world application?

Finance degreeThis program will prepare you both professionally and ethically, in a global context, for a successful financial career in business, government, and non-profit sectors. You will be able to perform relevant basic, applied and educational research within regional, national and global economic communities.


Talk with an advisor to determine how your credits will transfer. The curriculum sheets below can serve as a guide for planning your course of study.

Map out your education with this program's Long Range Schedule (PDF). Note: The real estate and insurance tracks are not available via distance learning.

Admission Information

This is a degree completion program.

Explore Monarch TRANSFERmation to see how courses you've completed may transfer to ODU. To have an advisor review your transcripts, contact your nearest ODU extended classroom site or call 1.800.968.2638.

For this program, you will need to be accepted into ODU as a degree-seeking student. Additionally, you will need to apply to the Strome School of Business, which is a two-step process: BSBA Step One (PDF); BSBA Step Two (PDF). Courses required for this admission are ACCT 201, ECON 202S, ENGL 110C, MATH 162M, and BUSN 110 with a grade of C or better in each.

Learning Environment

Courses in this program are offered in this technology:

Online Asynchronous: Access course materials online from any location. These courses require little to no synchronous (same-time) scheduled class meetings, but assignments and exams are scheduled by the instructor. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Online synchronous: Access course material online from any location and participate in live, regularly scheduled online class meetings.


Partnerships  Save time, save money, and earn guaranteed acceptance into ODU. Earn your associate's degree at a community college and complete a bachelor’s degree online at Old Dominion.

You also may be able to get your associate’s degree online from John Tyler Community College or Northern Virginia Community College. Thanks to our partnerships, your entire undergraduate program could be completed online! Click to learn more.

Finance Careers

  • Corporate financial management – financial analysts, capital budgeting managers, credit managers, or a position in cash control or risk management
  • Securities analysts
  • Account executives or portfolio managers/analysts
  • Bank management positions, such as lending officers, marketing officers or financial analysts
  • Entrepreneurs operating their own businesses

Calculating Cost

Undergraduate Distance Learning Tuition Classification Cost per credit hour
Virginia residents (with Virginia domicile) $316
Students living outside of Virginia $345
* In Virginia but without Virginia domicile $874

Rates are effective Fall 2015 and subject to change. Please visit ODU's main Admission & Financial Aid web site for complete tuition details.

For questions about domicile or “in-state” status as it applies to tuition rates, please click here.