BS Four-Year Graduation Plan: Financial Planning

The financial planning 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 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
General Education3
General Education4
Total hours15

Second semester (spring)

Second semester courses Credit hours
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology3
CIS 201 Computer Applications for Business3
General Education4
Total hours15-16

Third semester (fall)

Third semester courses Credit hours
CIS 200 Critical and Creative Thinking Using Information Technology3
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics3
MGT 286 Business Communications3
LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business3
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 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions3
Total hours15

Fifth semester (fall)

Fifth semester courses Credit hours
LAW 332 Debtor and Creditor Rights and Remedies1
MGT 340 Organizational Behavior and Management3
FIN 380 Financial Management3
FIN 381 Personal Financial Planning3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship3
Total hours16

Sixth semester (spring)

Sixth semester courses Credit hours
MGT 364 Operations Management3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing3
ACC 321 Tax Accounting I3
INS 312 Life Insurance3
FIN 390 Intermediate Financial Management3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

Seventh semester courses Credit hours
CIS 429 Information Systems in Business3
INS 538 Introduction to Estate Planning3
FIN 384 Financial Markets and Intermediaries3
FIN 485 Investments I3
LAW 335 Business Enterprises, Rights/Liabilities2
General Education3
Total hours17

Eighth semester (spring)

Eighth semester courses Credit hours
FIN 581 Professional Financial Planning3
MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy3
INS 314 Employee Benefits and Social Insurance3
General Education and/or electives6
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 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)
  • CIS 200
  • COM 115
  • PSY 121
  • ACC 201
  • ECO 155
  • MGT 286
  • LAW 231
  • ACC 211
  • ECO 165
  • QBA 237

Special course notices

Periodicity Warning: RINS 312, INS 314, FIN 581 (Spring only); INS 538 (Fall only).