Financial Planning Three-Year Degree Plan

This is a model three-year degree 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.

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ENG 110 Writing I 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
MTH 135 OR above (not 145) 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
Natural World with Lab 4
Total hours17

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CIS 200 Critical and Creative Thinking Using Information Technology 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Human Cultures - Humanities 3
MGT 286 Business Communications 3
QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics 3
Total hours18

Third semester (summer)

CoursesHours
LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business 3
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
Total hours6

Fourth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ACC 211 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics 3
CIS 201 Computer Applications for Business 3
Cultural Competence 3
INS 211 Insurance 3
Natural World 3
Total hours18

Fifth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
INS 312 Life Insurance 3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing 3
FIN 380 Financial Management 3
HST 121 or HST 122 3
ENG 210 or ENG 221 3
Globalization Course 3
Total hours18

Sixth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
MGT 340 Principles of Management 3
Globalization Course 3
LAW 332 Debtor and Creditor Rights and Remedies 1
Total hours7

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing 3
ACC 321 Tax Accounting I 3
FIN 381 Personal Financial Planning 3
LAW 335 or LAW 532 2-3
INS 538 Introduction to Estate Planning 3
FIN 485 Investments I 3
Total hours17-18

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
FIN 581 Professional Financial Planning 3
INS 314 Employee Benefits and Social Insurance 3
CIS 429 Information Systems in Business 3
FIN 390 Intermediate Financial Management 3
FIN 384 Financial Markets and Intermediaries 3
Human Cultures - Arts 3
Total hours18

Ninth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy 3
Electives 1
Total hours4

GPA requirements

GPA requirements include a minimum 2.00 Missouri State GPA and a minimum 2.50 combined GPA to be guaranteed admission to the College of Business.