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
Total hours15
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

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
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

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
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

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
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

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
FIN 380 Financial Management 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
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

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours14-15
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines
or ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions
3
FIN 390 Intermediate Financial Management
or QBA 337 Applied Business Statistics
3
INS 312 Life Insurance 3
LAW 335 Business Enterprises, Rights/Liabilities
or LAW 532 Legal Environment of Business Organizations for Professionals
2-3
MKT 364 Operations Management 3

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15-16
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

Eighth semester (spring)

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

*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 & credit hour requirements

Electives, as needed to bring total credit hours to 125 and upper division hours (300+) to 40.

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.