BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Finance

The finance degree at Missouri State can be completed in eight regular semesters. However, a four-year degree 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 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 eight 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 I 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
MTH 135 or above 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
Natural World with Lab 4
Total hours15

Second semester (spring)

CIS 200 Critical and Creative Thinking Using Information Technology 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Human Cultures - Humanities 3
Total hours15

Third semester (fall)

ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
CIS 201 Computer Applications for Business 3
ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MGT 286 Business Communications 3
Human Cultures - Arts 3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

ACC 211 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business 3
QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics 3
Natural World 3
Cultural Competence 3
Globalization Course 3
Total hours18

Fifth semester (fall)

FIN 380 Financial Management 3
HST 121 or HST 122 3
INS 211 Insurance 3
LAW 332 Debtor and Creditor Rights and Remedies 1
MGT 340 Principles of Management 3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing 3
Total hours16

Sixth semester (spring)

ENG 210 or ENG 221 3
FIN 390 Intermediate Financial Management 3
FIN 485 Investments I 3
LAW 335 or LAW 532 2-3
MKT 364 Operations Management 3
Elective 1
Total hours15-16

Seventh semester (fall)

FIN 266 Principles of Real Estate 3
FIN 384 Financial Markets and Intermediaries 3
FIN 487 or FIN 598 3
Finance List* 3
Elective 3
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

CIS 429 Information Systems in Business 3
FIN 480 or FIN 589 or FIN 599 3
FIN 586 International Financial Statement Analysis 3
MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy 3
Finance List* 3
Elective 1
Total hours16

*Finance List Courses*

FIN-381 - Personal Financial Planning

FIN-480 - Financial Decision Making

FIN-496 - Readings in Finance

FIN-582 - International Financial Management

FIN-589 - Management of Financial Institutions

FIN-595 - Financial Markets Study Tour

FIN-599 Directed Study for CFA Level I Exam


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.