BS Four-Year Degree Plan

The risk management and insurance 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 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
Natural World with Lab 4
Total hours15

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
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 Culture - Humanities 3
Total hours15

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
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)

CoursesHours
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)

CoursesHours
FIN 380 Financial Management 3
HST 121 or HST 122 3
INS 211 Insurance 3
LAW 332 Debtor and Creditor Rights and Remedies 1
MGT 340 Principles of Management 3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing 3
Total hours16

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ENG 210 or ENG 221 3
FIN 390 or QBA 337 3
INS 312 Life Insurance 3
LAW 335 or LAW 532 2-3
MKT 364 Operations Management 3
Total hours14-15

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
FIN 384 Financial Markets and Intermediaries 3
FIN 485 Investments I 3
INS 313 Property and Liability Insurance 3
Elective 1
Insurance List* 2-3
Globalization Course 3
Total hours15-16

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CIS 429 Information Systems in Business 3
INS 415 Risk Management 3
MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy 3
Insurance List* 3
Electives 3
Total hours15

*Insurance List Courses*

ACC-321 - Tax Accounting I

FIN-367 - Principles of Real Estate Appraisal

FIN-381 - Personal Financial Planning

FIN-538 - Introduction to Estate Planning

INS-314 - Employee Benefits & Social Insurance

INS-397 - Topics in Insurance

LAW-550 - Negotiation, Mediation, & Arbitration in Business

 

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.

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.

Periodicity Warning: INS 313 (fall); INS 312 (spring); INS 415 (spring); BUS/LAW 538 (fall).

Insurance Major Electives (complete at least 5 additional hours): ACC 321, FIN 367, 381, INS 314, 397(1-6)**, FIN/INS 538, BUS/LAW 550

**Students may not apply more than two hours of INS 397 toward the five-hour requirement.

Students are strongly advised to check the periodicity of major elective courses when planning their schedules.