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
Total hours18
ENG 110 Writing I 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
MTH 135 or above (not 145) 3
Natural World with Lab 4
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
CIS 200 Critical and Creative Thinking Using Information Technology 3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
MGT 286 Business Communications 3
QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics 3
Human Cultures - Humanities 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3

Third semester (summer)

CoursesHours
Total hours6
LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business 3
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3

Fourth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
ACC 211 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics 3
CIS 201 Computer Applications for Business 3
Human Cultures - Arts 3
Cultural Competence 3
Natural World 3

Fifth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
INS 211 Insurance 3
FIN 380 Financial Management 3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing 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
3
ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions 3
Globalization Course 3

Sixth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
Total hours7
LAW 332 Debtor and Creditor Rights and Remedies 1
Globalization Course 3
MGT 340 Principles of Management 3

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours17-18
MKT 364 Operations Management 3
General Business List 3
General Business List 3
General Business List 3
LAW 335 Business Enterprises, Rights/Liabilities
or LAW 532 Legal Environment of Business Organizations for Professionals
2-3
General Business List 3

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
CIS 429 Information Systems with Business Intelligence 3
General Business List 3
General Business List 3
General Business List 3
General Business List 3
ENG 321 Writing II: Beginning Technical Writing
or JRN 270 Introduction to Journalism
or MGT 397 Business Report Writing
3

Ninth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
Total hours4-5
MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy 3
Elective 1-2

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.