Missouri State University

Finance 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
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches3
CIS/CSC 101 or waiver0-2
General Education course6
Total hours16-18

Second semester (spring)

Second semester courses Credit hours
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology3
CIS 201 Computer Applications for Business2
General Education courses7
Globalization3
Total hours18

Third semester (summer)

Third semester courses Credit hours
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics3
Total hours6

Fourth semester (fall)

Fourth semester courses Credit hours
ACC 211 Introduction to Managerial Accounting3
ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics3
MGT 286 Business Communications3
LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business3
QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics3
HST 121 or HST 1223
Total hours18

Fifth semester (spring)

Fifth semester courses Credit hours
MGT 340 Organizational Behavior and Management3
FIN 380 Financial Management3
Globalization3
INS 211 Insurance3
ENG 210 or ENG 2213
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship3
Total hours18

Sixth semester (summer)

Sixth semester courses Credit hours
MGT 364 Operations Management3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing3
Total hours6

Seventh semester (fall)

Seventh semester courses Credit hours
LAW 332 Debtor and Creditor Rights and Remedies1
FIN 586 International Financial Statement Analysis3
Finance option elective3
FIN 384 Financial Markets and Intermediaries3
LAW 335 or LAW 5322-3
General Education course3
Electives1-2
Total hours16-18

Eighth semester (spring)

Eighth semester courses Credit hours
FIN 485 Investments I3
FIN 266 Principles of Real Estate3
FIN 390 Intermediate Financial Management3
Finance option elective (if not taken the previous semester)0-3
Major electives3
Elective2-5
Total hours14-20

Ninth semester (summer)

Ninth semester courses Credit hours
CIS 429 Information Systems in Business3
MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy3
Total hours6

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)
  • PSY 121
  • CIS/CSC 101 or waiver
  • MGT 286
  • ECO 155
  • COM 115
  • KIN 100
  • ACC 201
  • ECO 165
  • LAW 231
  • ACC 211
  • QBA 237

Special course notices

Periodicity warning:  FIN 484 and FIN 599 (Spring Only)

Finance option electives (Complete one of the following): FIN 480 or FIN 589 or FIN 599

Finance major electives (Complete 6 hours not used above):  FIN 381, FIN 480, FIN 589, FIN 496, FIN 582, FIN 599