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)

ENG 110 Writing I 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
MTH 135 OR above* (not 145) 3
General Education 3
General Education 4
Total hours15

Second semester (spring)

COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
CIS 201 Computer Applications for Business 3
General Education 4
Globalization 3
Total hours15-16

Third semester (fall)

CIS 200 Critical and Creative Thinking Using Information Technology 3
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 hours18

Fourth semester (spring)

ACC 211 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics 3
QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics 3
INS 211 Insurance 3
ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions 3
Total hours15

Fifth semester (fall)

LAW 332 Debtor and Creditor Rights and Remedies 1
MGT 340 Principles of Management 3
FIN 380 Financial Management 3
FIN 381 Personal Financial Planning 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Total hours16

Sixth semester (spring)

MKT 364 Operations Management 3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing 3
ACC 321 Tax Accounting I 3
INS 312 Life Insurance 3
FIN 390 Intermediate Financial Management 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

CIS 429 Information Systems in Business 3
INS 538 Introduction to Estate Planning 3
FIN 384 Financial Markets and Intermediaries 3
FIN 485 Investments I 3
LAW 335 Business Enterprises, Rights/Liabilities 2
General Education 3
Total hours17

Eighth semester (spring)

FIN 581 Professional Financial Planning 3
MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy 3
INS 314 Employee Benefits and Social Insurance 3
General Education and/or electives 6
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.