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.

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)

ENG 110 Writing I3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations2
General Education3
MTH 135 or above (not 145)3
General Education course4
Total hours18

Second semester (spring)

COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology3
MGT 286 Business Communications3
CIS 201 Computer Applications for Business3
General Education course3
HST 121 or HST 1223
Total hours18

Third semester (summer)

CIS 200 Critical and Creative Thinking Using Information Technology3
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics3
Total hours9

Fourth semester (fall)

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)

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)

General Education course4
MGT 364 Operations Management3
Total hours7

Seventh semester (fall)

Area electives (see list below)12
LAW 332 Debtor and Creditor Rights and Remedies1
LAW 335 or LAW 5322-3
Total hours16-18

Eighth semester (spring)

Area electives (see list below)9
Elective (if needed)0-3
General Education course3
Total hours15-18

Ninth semester (summer)

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 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.