BS Three-Year Graduation Plan: Financial Planning

The three-year graduation plan was created to demonstrate that it is possible for you to graduate in six regular and three summer semesters. However, a three-year graduation 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 graduation 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 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 three years, including three summer 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 Education3
HST 121 or HST 1223
Total hours17

Second semester (spring)

Second semester courses Credit hours
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology3
CIS 201 Computer Applications for Business3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship3
Globalization3
General Education course4
Total hours18

Third semester (summer)

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
Total hours9

Fourth semester (fall)

Fourth semester courses Credit hours
ACC 211 Introduction to Managerial Accounting3
ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics3
MGT 286 Business Communications3
LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business3
QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics3
Globalization3
Total hours18

Fifth semester (spring)

Fifth semester courses Credit hours
MGT 340 Organizational Behavior and Management3
FIN 380 Financial Management3
INS 211 Insurance3
ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions3
General Education course6
Total hours18

Sixth semester (summer)

Sixth semester courses Credit hours
FIN 485 Investments I3
MGT 364 Operations Management3
LAW 332 Debtor and Creditor Rights and Remedies1
Total hours7

Seventh semester (fall)

Seventh semester courses Credit hours
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing3
ACC 321 Tax Accounting I3
FIN 381 Personal Financial Planning3
CIS 429 Information Systems in Business3
INS 538 Introduction to Estate Planning3
General Education course or elective3
Total hours18

Eighth semester (spring)

Eighth semester courses Credit hours
FIN 581 Professional Financial Planning3
INS 314 Employee Benefits and Social Insurance3
INS 312 Life Insurance3
FIN 390 Intermediate Financial Management3
FIN 384 Financial Markets and Intermediaries3
LAW 335 or LAW 5322-3
Total hours17-18

Ninth semester (summer)

Ninth semester courses Credit hours
MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy3
General Education course or elective4
Total hours7

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

  • ENG 110
  • GEP 101
  • MTH 135 or above (not 145)
  • CIS 200
  • COM 115
  • PSY 121
  • ACC 201
  • ECO 155
  • ACC 211
  • ECO 165
  • MGT 286
  • LAW 231
  • QBA 237

Special course notices

Periodicity warning: INS 312, INS 314, FIN 581 (Spring only); INS 538 (Fall only)