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Ohio Dominican University's Finance program provides students with the ability to think critically, logically, and ethically while applying specialized business knowledge and skills to the rapidly evolving demands of the global economy.

Program Highlights

  • Small class sizes with faculty experienced in the field
  • Located just minutes away from internship opportunities in downtown Columbus
  • 4+1 MBA opportunity for students with 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Free membership in the Market Technicians Association
  • Business Class

    Degrees & Courses

    Read the degree requirements and course descriptions for the major and minor, plus view a sample 4-year plan.

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  • ExploringMajors

    Outcomes & Careers

    Learn how this major prepares you for a career in finance, business, investing and more.

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  • Business class

    Finance Department

    Get to know ODU faculty members, view current news and events, and more.

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  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

    Ohio Dominican University Accounting students and faculty offer free income tax preparation services to qualified individuals through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

    VITA offers free tax help to people with low-to-moderate income (generally $51,000 and below). Through this program, ODU Accounting students offer assistance with special credits, including earned income tax credit, child tax credit and credit for the elderly.

    Since first offering the VITA program in 2007, ODU faculty and students have helped prepare 2,336 tax returns. 

    In spring 2015, ODU students and faculty prepared 203 state and federal income tax returns, and processed $113,088 in refunds. The service also saved clients an estimated $50,000 in tax preparation fees.

    The Internal Revenue Service certifies as tax preparers participating Accounting students, usually juniors and seniors. Under the supervision of faculty members who are certified public accountants, students prepare federal, state, local school and city income tax returns. In addition to free tax return preparation assistance, the program offers free electronic filing (e-filing).

    For additional information on the VITA program, contact:
  • Professional Associations
    Future Accounting Professionals
    ODU Accounting students can participate in Future Accounting Professionals (FAP), an on-campus student organization. FAP typically hosts four events every year such as resume writing seminars, panel discussions with alumni and meet-the-profession events to introduce students to professional organizations. 

    Delta Mu Delta
    Qualified students have the opportunity to participate in Delta Mu Delta (DMD) Honor Society. DMD provides international academic recognition for undergraduate and graduate business students who excel in their academic studies. 

    Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
    ODU’s Accounting program has an Educational Partnership with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). ACFE provides Ohio Dominican with educational material for Fraud and Forensic Accounting Courses, and students receive discounted student memberships and discounts to take the CFE exam. 
  • Finance Program Accreditation
    ASBCPOhio Dominican University's finance program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP). The Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs is the leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating and rewarding teaching excellence. Visit acbsp.org.

  • Division of Business Student Achievement Data

Seth Bowles - Finance & Economics

ODU student Seth Bowles shares how ODU's Finance and Economics programs are helping to prepare him for his career as a financial planner.