Missouri State University

BS Four-Year Graduation Plan

The general business degree at Missouri State can be completed in eight regular semesters. However, a four-year graduation 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 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 eight 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 Education4
Total hours15

Second semester (spring)

Second semester courses Credit hours
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology3
MGT 286 Business Communications3
CIS 201 Computer Applications for Business2
CIS 200 Critical and Creative Thinking Using Information Technology3
Total hours15

Third semester (fall)

Third semester courses Credit hours
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics3
LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship3
Globalization3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

Fourth semester courses Credit hours
ACC 211 Introduction to Managerial Accounting3
ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics3
QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics3
INS 211 Insurance3
HST 121 or HST 1223
Total hours15

Fifth semester (fall)

Fifth semester courses Credit hours
LAW 332 Debtor and Creditor Rights and Remedies1
MGT 340 Organizational Behavior and Management3
FIN 380 Financial Management3
LAW 335 or LAW 5322-3
Communicative elective (see note below)3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing3
Total hours15-16

Sixth semester (spring)

Sixth semester courses Credit hours
MGT 364 Operations Management3
Area electives (see note below)9
General Educ.3
Globalization3
Total hours18

Seventh semester (fall)

Seventh semester courses Credit hours
Area electives (see note below)9
CIS 429 Information Systems in Business3
General Education3
Elective1-2
Total hours16-17

Eighth semester (spring)

Eighth semester courses Credit hours
MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy3
Area electives (see note below)6
General Education6
Elective2
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 a degree program in COB.

First sixty hours

The following courses should be completed in the first sixty hours

ENG 110

GEP 101

MTH 135 or above (not 145)

CIS 200

COM 115

PSY 121

MGT 286

ACC 201

ECO 155

LAW 231

ACC 211

ECO 165

QBA 237

Communication electives

Select from ENG 321, JRN 270, MGT 397.

ENG 321 may also count toward Writing II requirement.

Area electives

Select a minimum of 24 hrs from at least 5 areas.

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

Business Relationships: BUS/LAW 550; LAW 341; MGT 486

Computer Information Systems: CIS 205, 260, 270, 290, 370 or 510, 375

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

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

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

Marketing: MKT 351, 352, 354, 355, 430, 510

Real Estate: FIN 266, 367, 368, 369

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