BS Three-Year Degree Plan: Financial Planning

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)

ENG 110 Writing I 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
MTH 135 OR above (not 145) 3
General Education 3
General Education 3
HST 121 or HST 122 3
Total hours17

Second semester (spring)

COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
CIS 201 Computer Applications for Business 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Globalization 3
General Education course 4
Total hours18

Third semester (summer)

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)

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
Globalization 3
Total hours18

Fifth semester (spring)

MGT 340 Principles of Management 3
FIN 380 Financial Management 3
INS 211 Insurance 3
ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions 3
General Education course 6
Total hours18

Sixth semester (summer)

FIN 485 Investments I 3
MKT 364 Operations Management 3
LAW 332 Debtor and Creditor Rights and Remedies 1
Total hours7

Seventh semester (fall)

MKT 350 Principles of Marketing 3
ACC 321 Tax Accounting I 3
FIN 381 Personal Financial Planning 3
CIS 429 Information Systems in Business 3
INS 538 Introduction to Estate Planning 3
General Education course or elective 3
Total hours18

Eighth semester (spring)

FIN 581 Professional Financial Planning 3
INS 314 Employee Benefits and Social Insurance 3
INS 312 Life Insurance 3
FIN 390 Intermediate Financial Management 3
FIN 384 Financial Markets and Intermediaries 3
LAW 335 or LAW 532 2-3
Total hours17-18

Ninth semester (summer)

MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy 3
General Education course or elective 4
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 the College of Business.