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)

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
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
Total hours17

Second semester (spring)

COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
MGT 286 Business Communications 3
Globalization 3
CIS 201 Computer Applications for Business 3
HST 121 or HST 122 3
General Education course 3
Total hours18

Third semester (summer)

CIS 200 Critical and Creative Thinking Using Information Technology 3
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Total hours9

Fourth semester (fall)

ACC 211 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics 3
QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics 3
LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business 3
General Education course 3
INS 211 Insurance 3
Total hours18

Fifth semester (spring)

INS 312 Life Insurance 3
MGT 340 Principles of Management 3
FIN 380 Financial Management 3
ENG 210 or ENG 221 3
FIN 266 Principles of Real Estate 3
Globalization 3
Total hours18

Sixth semester (summer)

MKT 364 Operations Management 3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing 3
LAW 332 Debtor and Creditor Rights and Remedies 1
Total hours7

Seventh semester (fall)

Major electives 5
FIN 485 Investments I 3
LAW 335 or LAW 532 2-3
General Education course 4
INS 313 Property and Liability Insurance 3
Total hours17-18

Eighth semester (spring)

INS 415 Risk Management 3
FIN 384 Financial Markets and Intermediaries 3
FIN 390 Intermediate Financial Management 3
Elective 0-2
General Education courses 7
Total hours16-18

Ninth semester (summer)

MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy 3
CIS 429 Information Systems in Business 3
Elective 0-1
Total hours6-7

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.