BS Four-Year Degree Plan

The general business degree at Missouri State can be completed in eight regular semesters. However, a four-year degree plan does not take into account dual credit or transfer credit that you may bring 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 four 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 eight 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 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
Natural World with Lab 4
Total hours15

Second semester (spring)

CIS 200 Critical and Creative Thinking Using Information Technology 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Human Cultures - Humanities 3
Total hours15

Third semester (fall)

ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
CIS 201 Computer Applications for Business 3
ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MGT 286 Business Communications 3
Human Cultures - Arts 3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

ACC 211 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business 3
QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics 3
Natural World 3
Cultural Competence 3
Globalization Course 3
Total hours18

Fifth semester (fall)

FIN 380 Financial Management 3
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
INS 211 Insurance 3
MGT 340 Principles of Management 3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing 3
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions 3
MKT 364 Operations Management 3
LAW 335 Business Enterprises, Rights/Liabilities
or LAW 532 Legal Environment of Business Organizations for Professionals
General Business List 3
General Business List 3
Total hours14-15

Seventh semester (fall)

LAW 332 Debtor and Creditor Rights and Remedies 1
ENG 321 Writing II: Beginning Technical Writing
or JRN 270 Introduction to Journalism
or MGT 397 Business Report Writing
General Business List 3
General Business List 3
General Business List 3
Globalization Course 3
Total hours16

Eighth semester (spring)

Elective 1
CIS 429 Information Systems in Business 3
MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy 3
General Business List 3
General Business List 3
General Business List 3
Total hours16

General Business List Courses

Select a minimum of 24 hours from at least 5 of the following areas:

Accounting: ACC-301, ACC-302, ACC-311, ACC-321, ACC-513, ACC-524, ACC-532

Business Relationships: BUS/LAW-550, LAW-341, MGT-486

Computer Information Systems: CIS-260CIS-266, CIS-370, CIS-475

Finance: BUS-510, FIN-381, FIN-384, FIN-390, FIN-485, FIN-586

International: FIN-582, LAW-539, MGT-447, MKT-474

Management: LAW-531, MGT-345, MGT-384, MGT-561, TCM-337, TCM-359, TCM-456

Marketing: MKT-351, MKT-352, MKT-354, MKT-355, MKT-365, MKT-510

Real Estate: FIN-266, FIN-367, FIN/LAW-368, FIN-369

Risk Management and Insurance: FIN/INS-538, INS-312, INS-313, INS-314, INS-415, LAW-537


GPA requirements

To apply for admission into the College of Business, students must have, at minimum, a 2.00 cumulative MSU GPA and 2.50 combined (MSU & transfer) GPA.