Missouri State University

Business Education Three-Year Graduation Plan

This is a model three year graduation plan. Your path to graduation may vary slightly based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school, your choice of general education electives, and placement in English and Mathematics.

This degree program can be completed in three years, including three summer semesters.

First semester (fall)

First semester courses Credit hours
ENG 110 Writing I3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations2
MTH 135 or above (not 145)3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
General Education3
Natural World/lab (4) 4
Total hours17-19

Second semester (spring)

Second semester courses Credit hours
CIS 200 Critical and Creative Thinking Using Information Technology3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics3
MGT 286 Business Communications3
CIS 201 Computer Applications for Business2
Natural World (2nd area)4
CIS 260 or CIS 2053
(Note: Combined GPA must be at least 2.5 at the end of summer)
Total hours18

Third semester (summer)

Third semester courses Credit hours
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting3
ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics3
General Education3
HST 121 or HST 1223
General Education3
(C-Base must be taken prior to or concurrently with SEC 302. All sections of the C-BASE must be passed (265 or higher) to take any education courses beyond SEC 302.)
Total hours15

Fourth semester (fall)

Fourth semester courses Credit hours
ACC 211 Introduction to Managerial Accounting3
QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics3
EDC 150 Introduction to Teaching0
LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business3
SEC 302 General Methods of Instruction in the Middle and Secondary Schools3
PSY 360 Educational Psychology3
CIS 195 Introduction to Desktop Publishing3
Total hours20

Fifth semester (spring)

Fifth semester courses Credit hours
PSY 486 Management and Assessment in the Middle and Secondary Classroom3
EDC 350 School and Society3
MGT 340 Organizational Behavior and Management3
EDT 365 Educational Applications of Technology and Media3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing3
BSE 540 Curriculum Development for Business Education3
RDG 474 Reading and Writing in the Content Fields2
Total hours20

Sixth semester (summer)

Sixth semester courses Credit hours
FIN 380 Financial Management3
ENG 210 or ENG 2213
CIS 429 Information Systems in Business3
General Education
(We suggest that you plan on taking the PRAXIS before aking BSE 493 and 494).
Total hours12

Seventh semester (fall)

Seventh semester courses Credit hours
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship3
MGT 364 Operations Management3
LAW 332 Debtor and Creditor Rights and Remedies1
MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy3
SPE 340 Educational Alternative for Exceptional Students2
BSE 524 Implementing Vocational Business Education Programs1-3
BSE 503 Teaching of Business3
Total hours16-18

Eighth semester (spring)

Eighth semester courses Credit hours
BSE 493 Supervised Teaching (Secondary Business)5-6
BSE 494 Supervised Teaching (Secondary Business)5-6
Globalization - maybe on-line * 3
Total hours13-15

GPA requirements

GPA requirements include a minimum 2.00 Missouri State GPA and a minimum 2.50 combined GPA to be guaranteed admission to a degree program in COB.

First sixty hours

The following courses should be completed in the first sixty hours:

  • ENG 110
  • GEP 101
  • MTH 135 or above (not 145)
  • ECO 165
  • ACC 211
  • PSY 121
  • CIS 200 
  • COM 115
  • ECO 155
  • ACC 201
  • LAW 231
  • QBA 237
  • MGT 287
  • EDC 350

Special course notices

Periodicity warning: BSE 540 (Spring only); BSE 502 (Fall only)

Any fall/spring semester over 18 hours or summer semester over 10 hours requires overload permission from the Dean of COB.