BS Four-Year Graduation Plan

The risk management and insurance degree at Missouri State can be completed in eight regular semesters. However, a four-year graduation 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 graduation 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.

First semester (fall)

First semester courses Credit hours
ENG 110 Writing I3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations2
MTH 135 or above (not 145)3
General Education3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship3
Globalization3
Total hours17

Second semester (spring)

Second semester courses Credit hours
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology3
CIS 200 Critical and Creative Thinking Using Information Technology3
MGT 286 Business Communications3
General Education4
Total hours15-16

Third semester (fall)

Third semester courses Credit hours
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics3
INS 211 Insurance3
LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business3
CIS 201 Computer Applications for Business3
Total hours17-18

Fourth semester (spring)

Fourth semester courses Credit hours
ACC 211 Introduction to Managerial Accounting3
ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics3
QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics3
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines3
FIN 266 Principles of Real Estate3
Total hours15

Fifth semester (fall)

Fifth semester courses Credit hours
LAW 332 Debtor and Creditor Rights and Remedies1
MGT 340 Organizational Behavior and Management3
FIN 380 Financial Management3
LAW 335 or LAW 5322-3
General Education3
INS 313 Property and Liability Insurance3
Total hours15-16

Sixth semester (spring)

Sixth semester courses Credit hours
MGT 364 Operations Management3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing3
FIN 384 Financial Markets and Intermediaries3
INS 312 Life Insurance3
FIN 390 or QBA 3373
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

Seventh semester courses Credit hours
Major electives5
FIN 485 Investments I3
Globalization3
General Education3
Total hours14

Eighth semester (spring)

Eighth semester courses Credit hours
MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy3
CIS 429 Information Systems in Business3
INS 415 Risk Management3
HST 121 or HST 1223
General Education3
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 a degree program in COB.

First sixty hours

The following courses should be completed in the first sixty hours

  • ENG 110
  • GEP 101
  • MTH 135 or above (not 145)
  • CIS 200
  • COM 115
  • PSY 121
  • MGT 286
  • ACC 201
  • ECO 155
  • LAW 231
  • ACC 211
  • ECO 165
  • QBA 237

Special course notices

Periodicity warning: INS 313, BUS/LAW 538 (Fall only); INS 312, INS 415 (Spring only)

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.

Insurance major electives

Choose from the following courses to fulfill the Insurance electives

  • ACC 321
  • FIN 367
  • FIN 381
  • INS 314
  • INS 397
  • FIN/INS 538
  • BUS/LAW 550

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.