BS Three-Year Degree Plan

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)

CoursesHours
ENG 110 Writing I 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
General Education 3
MTH 135 or above (not 145) 3
General Education course 4
Globalization 3
Total hours18

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
General Education course 3
HST 121 or HST 122 3
Total hours18

Third semester (summer)

CoursesHours
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)

CoursesHours
ACC 211 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics 3
LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business 3
QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
INS 211 Insurance 3
Total hours18

Fifth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
MGT 340 Principles of Management 3
FIN 380 Financial Management 3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing 3
Area elective (see list below) 3
Communicative elective (see list below) 3
General Education course 3
Total hours18

Sixth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
General Education course 4
MKT 364 Operations Management 3
Total hours7

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Area electives (see list below) 12
LAW 332 Debtor and Creditor Rights and Remedies 1
LAW 335 or LAW 532 2-3
Elective 1-2
Total hours16-18

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Area electives (see list below) 9
Elective (if needed) 0-3
General Education course 3
Globalization 3
Total hours15-18

Ninth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy 3
CIS 429 Information Systems in Business 3
Total hours6

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.

GPA Requirements include: a minimum 2.00 MSU GPA and a minimum 2.50 Combined GPA to be guaranteed admission to a degree program in COB.

Other requirements include:

*These courses should be completed in the first 60 hrs.

  1. Select from: ENG 321, JRN 270, MGT 397. ENG 321 may also count toward Writing II requirement
  2. Select a minimum of 24 hrs from at least 5 areas:
  • Accounting: 301, 302, 311, 321, 524, 532
  • Business Relationships: BUS/LAW 550, MGT 486
  • Computer Information Systems: CIS 205, 260, 270, 290, 370 or 510, 375
  • Finance: BUS 510, FIN 381, 384, 586, 390, 485
  • International: FIN 582, MGT 447, MKT 474, LAW 539
  • Management: TCM 359, MGT 345, 561, LAW 531
  • 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 341

Check university catalog for periodicity of courses.