Admission Requirements

The department of finance and general business is one of the departments within Missouri State’s College of Business. Students interested in obtaining a degree from the finance and general business department must meet the admission requirements for the College of Business.

Admission requirements

All students who plan to apply for admission to the College of Business should declare a major in one of the five departments within the business unit of the College upon admission to the University and seek enrollment advice through the Business Advisement Center. Students who are uncertain at the time of admission to the University should declare a business major with the specific area undecided.

Students in good standing are eligible to be considered for admission to a specific degree program in the College of Business upon the completion of at least 54 hours including at least ten of the following preparation courses. Up to two of the twelve courses listed may be completed during the semester of admission; however, students should make every effort to complete all of the preparation courses prior to admission.

Courses required for admission

  1. Accounting: ACC 201(3) and 211(3); or ACC 206(4)
  2. Critical and Creative Thinking Using Information Technology: CIS 200(3)
  3. Public Speaking: COM 115(3)
  4. Economics: ECO 155(3) and ECO 165(3)
  5. Writing I: ENG 110(3)
  6. Business Communications: MGT 286(3)
  7. Mathematics: MTH 135 or Higher (3-5 hours) except MTH 130 (previous number for MTH 145)
  8. Psychology: PSY 121(3)
  9. Business Statistics: QBA 237(3)
  10. Legal Environment of Business: LAW 231(3)

Admission decisions will be determined by applicants' combined (Missouri State plus transfer) grade point averages. The intent of the College of Business is to limit admissions to a total of 2,000 majors at the combined junior and senior levels. However, all applicants whose combined grade point average is 2.50 or higher will be admitted. Factors in addition to grade point average may be considered in unusual cases, but exceptions to the prevailing minimum grade point average will be limited to five percent of the 2,000 majors at the combined junior and senior levels.

Special procedural information

Students must gain admission to the College of Business by the semester in which they have earned a total of 60 semester hours of college credit (including transfer credit).

Students who do not gain admission as expected are subject to being dropped as business majors and will not be permitted to register for the following semester without special permission.

Students should contact the Business Advisement Center regarding the granting of special permission to register.

Business (and undeclared) majors cannot be enrolled in upper-division business courses until their degree program has been finalized.

Business (and undeclared) majors who have enrolled in upper-division business courses without having met all admission requirements (or without having met all of the specific course prerequisites) will be dropped from those courses.