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)

COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
ENG 110 Writing I 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
MTH 135 or above (not 145) 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
Natural World with Lab 4
Total hours18

Second semester (spring)

ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
CIS 200 Critical and Creative Thinking Using Information Technology 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Human Cultures - Humanities 3
MGT 286 Business Communications 3
QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics 3
Total hours18

Third semester (summer)

LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business 3
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
Total hours6

Fourth semester (fall)

ACC 211 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics 3
CIS 201 Computer Applications for Business 3
Human Cultures - Arts 3
Cultural Competence 3
Natural World 3
Total hours18

Fifth semester (spring)

MKT 350 Principles of Marketing 3
FIN 380 Financial Management 3
Globalization Course 3
INS 211 Insurance 3
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines
or ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States Since 1877
Total hours18

Sixth semester (summer)

LAW 332 Debtor and Creditor Rights and Remedies 1
MGT 340 Principles of Management 3
Globalization Course 3
Total hours7

Seventh semester (fall)

MKT 364 Operations Management 3
FIN 390 Intermediate Financial Management 3
FIN 485 Investments I 3
FIN 384 Financial Markets and Intermediaries 3
LAW 335 Business Enterprises, Rights/Liabilities
or LAW 532 Legal Environment of Business Organizations for Professionals
FIN 266 Principles of Real Estate 3
Total hours17-18

Eighth semester (spring)

FIN 487 Investments II
or FIN 598 Financial Research and Portfolio Management
FIN 480 Financial Decision Making
or FIN 589 Management of Financial Institutions
or FIN 599 Directed Study for CFA Level I Exam
FIN 586 International Financial Statement Analysis 3
Finance List 3
Finance List 3
CIS 429 Information Systems in Business 3
Total hours18

Ninth semester (summer)

Electives 1-2
MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy 3
Total hours4-5

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.