BS Three-Year Degree Plan: Finance

The three-year degree plan was created to demonstrate that it is possible for you to graduate in six regular and three summer semesters. However, a three-year degree plan is not best suited for every student. It assumes:

  • No remedial course work is required.
  • The student does not fail any classes.
  • The student does not change either the major or minor.
  • The student is willing to take classes each summer.

Also, a three-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 three-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 three years, including three summer 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
General Education course 6
Total hours17

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
CIS 201 Computer Applications for Business 3
General Education courses 6
Globalization 3
Total hours18

Third semester (summer)

CoursesHours
CIS 200 Critical and Creative Thinking Using Information Technology 3
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Total hours9

Fourth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ACC 211 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MGT 286 Business Communications 3
LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business 3
QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics 3
HST 121 or HST 122 3
Total hours18

Fifth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
MGT 340 Principles of Management 3
FIN 380 Financial Management 3
Globalization 3
INS 211 Insurance 3
ENG 210 or ENG 221 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Total hours18

Sixth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
MKT 364 Operations Management 3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing 3
Total hours6

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
LAW 332 Debtor and Creditor Rights and Remedies 1
FIN 586 International Financial Statement Analysis 3
Finance option elective 3
FIN 384 Financial Markets and Intermediaries 3
LAW 335 or LAW 532 2-3
General Education course 3
Electives 1-2
Total hours16-18

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
FIN 485 Investments I 3
FIN 266 Principles of Real Estate 3
FIN 390 Intermediate Financial Management 3
Finance option elective (if not taken the previous semester) 0-3
Major electives 3
Elective 2-5
Total hours14-20

Ninth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
CIS 429 Information Systems in Business 3
MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy 3
Total hours6

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.