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)

CoursesHours
ENG 110 Writing I 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
MTH 135 or above (not 145) 3
General Education 3
CIS 201 Computer Applications for Business 3
General Education 3
Total hours16-17

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
CIS 200 Critical and Creative Thinking Using Information Technology 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
General Educ. 4
Total hours16

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
MGT 286 Business Communications 3
LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business 3
HST 121 or HST 122 3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ACC 211 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics 3
QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics 3
INS 211 Insurance 3
ENG 210 or ENG 221 3
Total hours15

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
LAW 332 Debtor and Creditor Rights and Remedies 1
MGT 340 Principles of Management 3
FIN 380 Financial Management 3
FIN 384 Financial Markets and Intermediaries 3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing 3
General Education 3
Total hours16

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
MKT 364 Operations Management 3
FIN 266 Principles of Real Estate 3
FIN 390 Intermediate Financial Management 3
General Education and/or electives 4-5
LAW 335 or LAW 532 2-3
Total hours15-17

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
FIN 586 International Financial Statement Analysis 3
Finance major elective 6
CIS 429 Information Systems in Business 3
FIN 485 Investments I 3
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy 3
FIN 487 Investments II 3
FIN 480 or FIN 589 or FIN 599 3
Globalization 3
Total hours15

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.