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 (not 145) 3
General Education 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Globalization 3
Total hours17

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
CIS 200 Critical and Creative Thinking Using Information Technology 3
MGT 286 Business Communications 3
General Education 4
Total hours15-16

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
INS 211 Insurance 3
LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business 3
CIS 201 Computer Applications for Business 3
Total hours17-18

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ACC 211 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics 3
QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics 3
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines 3
FIN 266 Principles of Real Estate 3
Total hours15

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
LAW 332 Debtor and Creditor Rights and Remedies 1
MGT 340 Principles of Management 3
FIN 380 Financial Management 3
LAW 335 or LAW 532 2-3
General Education 3
INS 313 Property and Liability Insurance 3
Total hours15-16

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
MKT 364 Operations Management 3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing 3
FIN 384 Financial Markets and Intermediaries 3
INS 312 Life Insurance 3
FIN 390 or QBA 337 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Major electives 5
FIN 485 Investments I 3
Globalization 3
General Education 3
Total hours14

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy 3
CIS 429 Information Systems in Business 3
INS 415 Risk Management 3
HST 121 or HST 122 3
General Education 3
Total hours15

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.