BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Financial Planning

The financial planning 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 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 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
Natural World with Lab 4
Total hours15

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
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)

CoursesHours
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)

CoursesHours
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)

CoursesHours
FIN 380 Financial Management 3
FIN 381 Personal Financial Planning 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
Total hours16

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ENG 210 or ENG 221 3
FIN 390 Intermediate Financial Management 3
INS 312 Life Insurance 3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing 3
MKT 364 Operations Management 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ACC 321 Tax Accounting I 3
FIN 384 Financial Markets and Intermediaries 3
FIN 485 Investments I 3
INS 538 Introduction to Estate Planning 3
LAW 335 or LAW 532 2-3
Elective 1
Total hours15-16

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CIS 429 Information Systems in Business 3
FIN 581 Professional Financial Planning 3
INS 314 Employee Benefits and Social Insurance 3
MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy 3
Globalization Course 3
Elective 1
Total hours16

GPA requirements

To apply for admission into the College of Business, students must have, at minimum, a 2.00 cumulative MSU GPA & a 2.50 combined (MSU & transfer) GPA.