General Business 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
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches3
MTH 135 or above (not 145)3
CIS/CSC 101 or waiver0-2
General Education course3
Globalization3
Total hours16-18

Second semester (spring)

Second semester courses Credit hours
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology3
MGT 286 Business Communications3
CIS 201 Computer Applications for Business2
General Education course4
HST 121 or HST 1223
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
LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business3
QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship3
INS 211 Insurance3
Total hours18

Fifth semester (spring)

Fifth semester courses Credit hours
MGT 340 Organizational Behavior and Management3
FIN 380 Financial Management3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing3
Area elective (see list below)3
Communicative elective (see list below)3
General Education course3
Total hours18

Sixth semester (summer)

Sixth semester courses Credit hours
General Education course4
MGT 364 Operations Management3
Total hours7

Seventh semester (fall)

Seventh semester courses Credit hours
Area electives (see list below)12
LAW 332 Debtor and Creditor Rights and Remedies1
LAW 335 or LAW 5322-3
Elective1-2
Total hours16-18

Eighth semester (spring)

Eighth semester courses Credit hours
Area electives (see list below)9
Elective3
General Education course3
Globalization3
Total hours18

Ninth semester (summer)

Ninth semester courses Credit hours
MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy3
CIS 429 Information Systems in Business3
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)
  • KIN 100
  • CIS/CSC 101 or waiver
  • COM 115
  • PSY 121
  • ACC 201
  • ECO 155
  • ACC 211
  • ECO 165
  • MGT 286
  • LAW 231
  • QBA 237

Communicative elective

ENG 321 (may also count toward Writing II requirement)

JRN 270

MGT 397

Area elective

Select a minimum of 24 hours from at least 5 areas

  • Accounting: ACC 301, 302, 311, 321, 524, 532
  • Business Relationships: BUS/LAW 550, MGT 486
  • Computer Information Systems: CIS 205, 260, 270, 290, 370, or 510, 375
  • Finance: BUS 510, FIN 381, 384, 586, 390, 485
  • International: FIN 582, MGT 447, MKT 474, LAW 539
  • Management: TCM 359, MGT 345, 561, LAW 531
  • Marketing: MKT 351, 352, 354, 355, 430, 510
  • Real Estate: FIN 266, 367, 368, 369
  • Risk Management and Insurance: INS 312, 313, 314, 415, FIN/INS 538, LAW 341