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Economics-BSBA

BS in Business Admin.
Old Dominion University

Economics graduates are considered generalists who are well-trained in analytical thinking. Majoring in economics is a spring-board to a very wide variety of careers, not only in businesses, but also in government agencies and not-for-profit organizations. A major in economics is also excellent preparation for graduate study toward master's and doctoral degrees in economics, business, public administration, urban studies, international studies, marine affairs and other fields. Furthermore, even many law schools encourage prospective students to consider majoring in economics as undergraduates.


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Hybrid
Related Workforce Credentials
With an Associates of Science in Business Administration, students who enter into the BSBA Management program start with...see moreWith an Associates of Science in Business Administration, students who enter into the BSBA Management program start with their junior level course work, pending that the lower level business courses included in the associates degree are completed with a grade of C or better. Additionally, courses required for admission into the BSBA Management program can be completed as part of the Associate in Business Administration as they are requirements to complete the associates. This helps students meet eligibility for admission into the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program at Old Dominion University. For students completing an Associates of Science degree from VCCS, students may enter as a junior with general education requirements met as indicated in the pathway map.

Program Credit Requirements
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Applicable Admissions Agreements
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Institution Name Type Title
Wytheville Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Virginia Western Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Virginia Highlands Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Tidewater Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Thomas Nelson Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Southwest Virginia Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Southside Virginia Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Rappahannock Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Piedmont Virginia Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Paul D. Camp Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Patrick & Henry Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Northern Virginia Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
New River Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Mountain Empire Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Lord Fairfax Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
John Tyler Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Germanna Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Eastern Shore Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Danville Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Central Virginia Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Blue Ridge Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System

You can view the full text of these Agreements in the Resource Center

Key Program Guidance
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Number of Transfer Students
1923.0
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Percent of Transfer Students
78%
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Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Transfer Student Catalog Year http://catalog.odu.edu/undergraduate/
What is The Impact of Work I Have Already Completed?
Associate Transfer Degree Completion Students who have received an A.A., A.S., or A.A.&S. from Richard Bland College or the Virginia Community College System (including the A.A.&S. degree in general studies) have met all lower-division General Education requirements except those specified as major or college requirements and requirements for completion of the Undergraduate Writing Program.

With a completed transferrable Associate Degree from VCCS, students may enter ODU as a junior with lower division education requirements considered met as indicated in the pathway map. Even if the Associate Degree was completed concurrently while completing their high school requirements.
Dual Enrollment - Completion of Associate Degree Concurrent with HS Grade of C or better is required for admission into the BSBA program in ACCT 201, ECON 202S, Math 162M, ENGL 110C and BUSN 110. Introduction to Business (BUSN 110) can be considered met with a completed Associates in Business Administration from VCCS. Pre-calculus (Math 126M) and Calculus (Math 200) required for all majors within the Strome College of Business.
Credit for Prior Learning The Office of Prior Learning exists to aid ODU students in translating their professional work knowledge into academic credit. Through the use of various mechanisms, we are able to offer students the opportunity to have their prior learning assessed and applied for academic credit. This path may save the students both time and money as they work toward their degree. Your information will be passed to academic divisions and then evaluateed to determine whether your prior training, an exam or a portfolio will best demonstrate your knowledge and whether that knowledge is applicable toward a particular course or courses in your degree program. Students may "challenge" a course by demonstrating their knowledge of that course, and may receive credit.
Is This Degree Right For Me?
Is This College Right For Me? With transfer pathways to all majors with transferable associate degrees, plus 200+ guided pathways specific for applied associate degrees, Old Dominion University is the most transfer-friendly university in Virginia.
What Should I Consider When Selecting Courses

  • Create a schedule for all required courses, pay attention to prerequisites and when courses are offered, complete your first math and English courses in your first year
  • Connect with an advisor at your community college and Old Dominion University within your first year via College Connect
Applying for Guaranteed Admissions Guaranteed Admission (GAA) Submit a Letter of Intent to Transfer. Apply to ODU after completing 15 credit hours at a VCCS institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Apply to ODU for the term following the expected completion term of your associate degree. Follow application processes and deadline dates for special programs, i.e. nursing. https://www.odu.edu/transfer/guaranteed-admission
Did You Know That...
  • Completing your Associate transfer degree post-high school satisfies all lower division general education requirements and increases the chance of completing your bachelor's degree?
  • Exceeding 3 years or 90 credits at your community college means you may have exhausted your financial aid at that college and have limited your future financial aid at: Old Dominion University
Transfer Statistics
Number of Transfer Students 1923
Percent of Accepted Transfer Students 78%
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Where Can This Degree Transfer
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This Section displays degrees most closely related to this program and to which you may be able to transfer. Please check with the individual institutions for detailed advice.
Institution Title Degree Award Name Award Level
Northern Virginia Community CollegeBusiness Management, A.A.S.AssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Northern Virginia Community CollegeBusiness Administration, A.S.AssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Virginia Highlands Community CollegeAssociate in Applied Science Degree in ManagementAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Virginia Highlands Community CollegeAssociate of Arts & Sciences in Business Administration - Spec in Business Information TechAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Rappahannock Community CollegeAAS Degree in Business ManagementAssociateAssociate in Applied Science2-Year
Rappahannock Community CollegeAA&S Degree in Arts and Sciences - Business AdministrationAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
James Madison UniversityBachelor of Business Administration, Major in EconomicsBachelorBachelor of Business Administration4-Year
J Sargeant Reynolds Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in Management - Small Business Management SpecializationAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
J Sargeant Reynolds Community CollegeAssociate of Science in Business AdministrationAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Virginia Western Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in ManagementAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Virginia Western Community CollegeAssociate of Science Degree in Business AdministrationAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
John Tyler Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in Business ManagementAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
John Tyler Community CollegeAssociate of Science Degree in Business AdministrationAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Lord Fairfax Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in ManagementAssociateAssociates of Applied Science2-Year
Lord Fairfax Community CollegeAssociate of Arts & Sciences Degree in Business AdministrationAssociateAssociates of Arts & Science2-Year
Southside Virginia Community CollegeAssociate of Arts and Sciences with a major in Business AdministrationAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Thomas Nelson Community CollegeAssociate of Science Degree in Business AdministrationAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Tidewater Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science - ManagementAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Tidewater Community CollegeAssociate of Science - Business AdministrationAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Wytheville Community CollegeAssociate of Arts & Sciences in Business AdministrationAssociateAssociate of Arts & Sciences2-Year
New River Community CollegeAssociate of Arts and Sciences in General StudiesAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
New River Community CollegeAssociate of Arts and Sciences in General Studies-Computer Science SpecializationAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Paul D. Camp Community CollegeAssociate of Arts & Sciences in Business Administration AssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
The University of Virginia's College at WiseBachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management, Major in Business AdministrationBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
The University of Virginia's College at WiseBachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Management, Major in Business AdministrationBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityBachelor of Science in Economics (School of Business)BachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityBachelor of Science in Economics (College of Humanities and Sciences)BachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Germanna Community CollegeAssociate in Arts & Sciences Degree in Business AdministrationAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Richard Bland College of William & MaryAssociate of Science-Business AdministrationAssociateAssociate of Science-Business Administration2-Year
Careers Where This Degree Applies
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O*Net Code Name Description Parent
25-1063.00Economics Teachers, PostsecondaryTeach courses in economics. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
19-3011.00EconomistsConduct research, prepare reports, or formulate plans to address economic problems related to the production and distribution of goods and services or monetary and fiscal policy. May collect and process economic and statistical data using sampling techniques and econometric methods.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
19-3011.01Environmental EconomistsConduct economic analysis related to environmental protection and use of the natural environment, such as water, air, land, and renewable energy resources. Evaluate and quantify benefits, costs, incentives, and impacts of alternative options using economic principles and statistical techniques.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
13-2054.00Financial Risk SpecialistsAnalyze and measure exposure to credit and market risk threatening the assets, earning capacity, or economic state of an organization. May make recommendations to limit risk.Business and Financial Operations Occupations
13-1111.00Management AnalystsConduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.Business and Financial Operations Occupations
19-3022.00Survey ResearchersPlan, develop, or conduct surveys. May analyze and interpret the meaning of survey data, determine survey objectives, or suggest or test question wording. Includes social scientists who primarily design questionnaires or supervise survey teams.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations