General Business 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
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
MTH 135 or above (not 145) 3
Natural World with Lab 4
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
Total hours18

Second semester (spring)

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

Fifth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
INS 211 Insurance 3
FIN 380 Financial Management 3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing 3
HST 121 or HST 122 3
ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions 3
Globalization Course 3
Total hours18

Sixth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business 3
Globalization Course 3
MGT 340 Principles of Management 3
Total hours7

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
MKT 364 Operations Management 3
General Business List 3
General Business List 3
General Business List 3
LAW 335 or LAW 532 2-3
General Business List 3
Total hours16-18

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CIS 429 Information Systems in Business 3
General Business List 3
General Business List 3
General Business List 3
General Business List 3
ENG 321 or JRN 270 or MGT 397 3
Total hours18

Ninth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy 3
Elective 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.

Other requirements include:

  1. Select from: ENG 321, JRN 270, or MGT 397. ENG 321 may also count toward Writing II requirement
  2. Select a minimum of 24 hours from at least 5 of the following areas:
    1. Accounting: 301, 302, 311, 321, 513, 524, 532
    2. Business Relationships: BUS/LAW 550, LAW 341, MGT 486
    3. Computer Information Systems: CIS 205, 260, 290, 365, 370, 475
    4. Finance: BUS 510, FIN 381, 384, 390, 485, 586
    5. International: FIN 582, LAW 539, MGT 447, MKT 474
    6. Management: LAW 531, MGT 345, 561, TCM 337, TCM 359, TEC 456
    7. Marketing: MKT 351, 352, 354, 355, 430, 510
    8. Real Estate: FIN 266, 367, FIN 368/LAW 368, FIN 369
    9. Risk Management and Insurance: FIN 538/INS 538, INS 312, 313, 314, 415, LAW 537

Check university catalog for periodicity of courses.