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
MTH 135 or above (not 145) 3
Natural World with Lab 4
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
CIS 200 Critical and Creative Thinking Using Information Technology 3
MGT 286 Business Communications 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics 3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Human Cultures - Humanities 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
Cultural Competence 3
Natural World 3
INS 211 Insurance 3

Fifth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
INS 312 Life Insurance 3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing 3
FIN 380 Financial Management 3
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines
or ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions
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
Globalization 3

Sixth semester (summer)

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

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours17-18
FIN 266 Principles of Real Estate 3
MKT 364 Operations Management 3
FIN 384 Financial Markets and Intermediaries 3
LAW 335 Business Enterprises, Rights/Liabilities
or LAW 532 Legal Environment of Business Organizations for Professionals
2-3
FIN 390 Intermediate Financial Management
or QBA 337 Applied Business Statistics
3
INS 313 Property and Liability Insurance 3

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours17-18
CIS 429 Information Systems with Business Intelligence 3
INS 415 Risk Management 3
Risk Management & Insurance List 2-3
FIN 485 Investments I 3
Risk Management & Insurance List 3
Human Cultures - Arts 3

Ninth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
Total hours4-6
MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy 3
Elective 1-3

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).

1Insurance 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.