School and Ranking Information
There are no schools located directly in Chesapeake, VA, that offer accounting programs, but there are about six schools within a 25 mile radius with programs in this field. Based on school rankings, student population and total number of accounting degrees conferred, the following university is considered a top school in the Chesapeake area for accounting programs:
- Winner: Old Dominion University is the largest institution in terms of student enrollment to provide degree programs in accounting near Chesapeake. It is also the only school within 25 miles of Chesapeake to award a master's degree in accounting. Undergraduate students can find accounting as an area of concentration within the Bachelor of Business Administration program.
School Info Chart
|Category||Old Dominion University|
|Ranking||#124 among universities in the South (America's Top Colleges 2014)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $8,550 (in-state); $24,210 (out-of-state)**|
|Accounting Degrees Offered||Bachelor's and master's|
|Accounting Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013||105**|
|Most Popular Accounting Degree in 2012-2013||Bachelor's (88 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||51%**|
|Noteworthy||Business college is accredited by the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB); Online bachelor's-level program in accounting is accredited by the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business - International|
Sources: *Forbes; **NCES College Navigator
Old Dominion University
- Bachelor's degree program in accounting is available online
- Master's degree program prepares students to pursue CPA, internal auditor, management accounting and other certifications
- Offers a student chapter of The Institute of Internal Auditors, The Association of Government Accountants and the Institute of Management Accountants
A 4-year, public university, Old Dominion University (ODU) has an annual student enrollment of almost 25,000. The college offers nine undergraduate degree programs and several graduate degree programs. These include the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting and the Master of Science in Accounting.
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting program offers a broad business education while emphasizing accounting processes and procedures. Specialization courses include information systems for accounting, managerial accounting, taxation, office productivity software and principles of accounting. In the Master of Science in Accounting program, students take courses addressing financial statement analysis, business decisions, tax strategies, financial auditing, legal issues, ethics and worldwide financial accounting.