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)

CoursesHours
ENG 110 Writing I 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
MTH 135 or above (not 145) 3
General Education 3
General Education 4
Total hours15

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
MGT 286 Business Communications 3
CIS 201 Computer Applications for Business 3
CIS 200 Critical and Creative Thinking Using Information Technology 3
Total hours15

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Globalization 3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ACC 211 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics 3
QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics 3
INS 211 Insurance 3
HST 121 or HST 122 3
Total hours15

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
LAW 332 Debtor and Creditor Rights and Remedies 1
MGT 340 Principles of Management 3
FIN 380 Financial Management 3
LAW 335 or LAW 532 2-3
Communicative elective (see note below) 3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing 3
Total hours15-16

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
MKT 364 Operations Management 3
Area electives (see note below) 9
General Educ. 3
Globalization 3
Total hours18

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Area electives (see note below) 9
CIS 429 Information Systems in Business 3
General Education 3
Elective 1-2
Total hours16-17

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy 3
Area electives (see note below) 6
General Education 6
Elective 2
Total hours17

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.

Other requirements include:

  1. Select from: ENG 321, JRN 270, or MGT 397. ENG 321 may also count toward Writing II requirement
  2. Select a minimum of 24 hours from at least 5 of the following areas:
    1. Accounting: 301, 302, 311, 321, 513, 524, 532
    2. Business Relationships: BUS/LAW 550, LAW 341, MGT 486
    3. Computer Information Systems: CIS 205, 260, 290, 365, 370, 475
    4. Finance: BUS 510, FIN 381, 384, 390, 485, 586
    5. International: FIN 582, LAW 539, MGT 447, MKT 474
    6. Management: LAW 531, MGT 345, 561, TCM 337, TCM 359, TEC 456
    7. Marketing: MKT 351, 352, 354, 355, 430, 510
    8. Real Estate: FIN 266, 367, FIN 368/LAW 368, FIN 369
    9. Risk Management and Insurance: FIN 538/INS 538, INS 312, 313, 314, 415, LAW 537

Check university catalog for periodicity of courses.