The Finance & General Business Department (FGB) is one of six departments in the College of Business Administration, with 15 FTE faculty members and approximately 965 undergraduate majors. The department offers the BS degree with majors in Finance, Real Estate, Insurance, General Business, and the MBA with a concentration in Finance. Minors are available in finance, general business, insurance, real estate, and legal studies. Additional courses are to be developed at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Visit Academic Programs for detailed information about the majors and minors offered through the FGB department. The department also hosts several organizations and special programs.
The Financial Management Association (FMA) is a national organization that promotes interest in careers in the financial management area.
The Financial Markets Study Tour, a biennial program that began in 1978, is designed to give a select group of students an appreciation of the people and resources that make the business world tick, of the broad environment in which business moves, and of the necessity for individual depth and breadth in preparation for the business, economic, political, social, and cultural world.
Gamma Iota Sigma National Insurance Fraternity is a national professional fraternity organized to promote, encourage, and sustain student interest in insurance, risk management, and actuarial science as professions. The local chapter, Alpha Lambda, was chartered in 1993 to encourage interaction among students and insurance professionals. Active membership in the organization extends the educational experience beyond the classroom.
Baker Chair of Insurance. William G. Baker and Retha Stone Baker, of Marshfield, Missouri, have established an endowment to create a Chair of Insurance within the College of Business Administration. This endowed chair, which is the first for the College of Business Administration and for Missouri State, stems from Mrs. Baker's forty years of interest in education as a teacher and Mr. Baker's professional career in insurance. The Chair was activated August 1, 1997, with Mr. John Patton appointed the first Chairholder. In 2008, Dr. Stan Adamson became the second Chairholder.