Missouri State University

BS Four-Year Graduation Plan: Finance

The finance degree at Missouri State can be completed in eight regular semesters. However, a four-year graduation plan does not take into account dual credit or transfer credit that you may bring with you upon admission to the University. Please remember that course availability and prerequisites are subject to change. Check out the course rotations before scheduling your classes and consult with your advisor when scheduling your classes.

This is a model four 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 eight semesters.

First semester (fall)

First semester courses Credit hours
ENG 110 Writing I3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations2
MTH 135 or above (not 145)3
KIN 100 Fitness for Living*2
CIS/CSC 101 Computers for Learning or waiver0-2
General Educ.4
Total hours14-16

Second semester (spring)

Second semester courses Credit hours
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology3
CIS 201 Computer Applications for Business2
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship3
General Educ.4
Total hours15

Third semester (fall)

Third semester courses Credit hours
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics3
MGT 286 Business Communications3
LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business3
Globalization3
HST 121 or HST 1223
Total hours18

Fourth semester (spring)

Fourth semester courses Credit hours
ACC 211 Introduction to Managerial Accounting3
ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics3
QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics3
INS 211 Insurance3
ENG 210 or ENG 2213
Total hours15

Fifth semester (fall)

Fifth semester courses Credit hours
RIL 332 Debt./Cred. Rts. and Rem.1
MGT 384 Entrepreneurship3
FIN 380 Financial Management3
FIN 384 Financial Markets and Intermediaries3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing3
General Educ.3
Total hours16

Sixth semester (spring)

Sixth semester courses Credit hours
MGT 364 Operations Management3
FIN 266 Principles of Real Estate3
FIN 390 Intermediate Financial Management3
General Educ. And/or electives6
LAW 335 Bus Ent Rights/Liab OR LAW 532 Legal Env of Bus Org for Prof2-3
Total hours17-18

Seventh semester (fall)

Seventh semester courses Credit hours
FIN 586 International Financial Statement Analysis3
Finance option elective3
CIS 429 Information Systems in Business3
FIN 485 Investments I3
Globalization3
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

Eighth semester courses Credit hours
MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy3
FIN 487 Investments II3
Major electives6
Electives5
Total hours17

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
  • MGT 286
  • LAW 231
  • ACC 211
  • ECO 165
  • QBA 237

Special course notices

Periodicity Warning: FIN 484 and FIN 599 (Spring only)

Finance electives

Choose from the following courses to fulfill Finance electives

  • FIN 480
  • FIN 589
  • FIN 599

Finance major electives

Choose 6 hours from the following Finance major electives that are not used above

  • FIN 381
  • FIN 480
  • FIN 589
  • FIN 496
  • FIN 582
  • FIN 599