Missouri State University

BS Three-Year Graduation Plan

The three-year graduation plan was created to demonstrate that it is possible for you to graduate in six regular and three summer semesters. However, a three-year graduation 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 graduation 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 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 three years, including three summer 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
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship3
CIS/CSC 101 or waiver0-2
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology3
Total hours16-18

Second semester (spring)

Second semester courses Credit hours
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
MGT 286 Business Communications3
Globalization3
CIS 201 Computer Applications for Business2
HST 121 or HST 1223
General Education course3
Total hours17

Third semester (summer)

Third semester courses Credit hours
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics3
Total hours6

Fourth semester (fall)

Fourth semester courses Credit hours
ACC 211 Introduction to Managerial Accounting3
ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics3
QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics3
LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business3
General Education course3
INS 211 Insurance3
Total hours18

Fifth semester (spring)

Fifth semester courses Credit hours
INS 312 Life Insurance3
MGT 340 Organizational Behavior and Management3
FIN 380 Financial Management3
ENG 210 or ENG 2213
FIN 266 Principles of Real Estate3
Globalization3
Total hours18

Sixth semester (summer)

Sixth semester courses Credit hours
MGT 364 Operations Management3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing3
LAW 332 Debtor and Creditor Rights and Remedies1
Total hours7

Seventh semester (fall)

Seventh semester courses Credit hours
Major electives5
FIN 485 Investments I3
LAW 335 or LAW 5322-3
General Education course4
INS 313 Property and Liability Insurance3
Total hours17-18

Eighth semester (spring)

Eighth semester courses Credit hours
INS 415 Risk Management3
FIN 384 Financial Markets and Intermediaries3
FIN 390 Intermediate Financial Management3
Elective2
General Education course7
Total hours18

Ninth semester (summer)

Ninth semester courses Credit hours
MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy3
CIS 429 Information Systems in Business3
Elective0-1
Total hours6-7

GPA requirements

GPA Requirements include a minimum 2.00 Mo 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)
  • PSY 121
  • CIS/CSC 101 or waiver
  • MGT 286
  • ECO 155
  • COM 115
  • KIN 100
  • ACC 201
  • ECO 165
  • LAW 231
  • ACC 211
  • QBA 237

Special course notices

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
  • FIN 381
  • INS 314
  • INS 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.

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.