College of Business


Accelerated Masters optionIndicates accelerated graduate program is available



COB Admission and Program Requirements

Programs within the business unit

  • School of Accountancy
  • Department of Finance and General Business
  • Department of Management and Information Technology
  • Department of Marketing

Accreditation within the business unit

AACSB-International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - all programs

Accreditations outside the business unit

  • American Council for Construction Education – Construction Management (BS)
  • Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center – Project Management (MS)

College of Business vision, mission, and value statements


Our vision statement expresses aspirationally how we wish to be viewed both internally and externally. "The College of Business at Missouri State University is one of the leading business schools in the Midwest."


The Missouri State University College of Business is committed to effectively developing educated persons in the business disciplines at the undergraduate and master’s level to prepare them for successful careers as managers and professionals.  We will accomplish this mission by providing students with a broad understanding of public affairs, and with knowledge, skills and values to succeed and adapt in a global economy.  Essential to achieving this mission is providing high quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs delivered through excellent teaching and student engagement, and producing quality intellectual contributions that advance knowledge of business and management theory, practice, and/or learning pedagogy.  We also seek to build effective partnerships with global institutions, industry, the public, and our colleagues.

Shared values and guiding principles

  • We value ethical behavior and integrity. We believe in consistently practicing honesty, integrity, and professional ethics in all aspects of the work we do. We believe it is important to promote ethical behavior and integrity in our students, faculty, administrators and staff.
  • We value personal interaction with students and a student-centered learning environment. We believe in providing a high quality, high-touch, personalized educational environment that facilitates learning through students’ interactions with faculty, staff and administrators. We believe it is important to instill a commitment to lifelong learning in our students.
  • We value our faculty, staff and administrators. We believe in nurturing and supporting a collegial environment for faculty, staff and administrators that is supportive of our individual and collective educational efforts.  We recognize, support and applaud differing viewpoints and we strive to maintain a decision-making process that considers alternative views before decisions are made.  We embrace the university’s Long Range Plan sentiment that “What makes Missouri State special is the people.”
  • We value diversity of all types.  We believe that diversity and inclusiveness enrich the educational experience for our students, prompt personal growth, strengthen the community and workplace, and promote cultural competence.
  • We value scholarship and the production of intellectual contributions that contribute knowledge and understanding to the broader business and academic communities. We believe our scholarship should be directed at discovery of new ideas and applying knowledge to support improvement in business, community well-being and educational processes.
  • We value our community and our region. We believe in developing programs that support our community and region. As the largest College of Business in the region and as a state-supported institution, we strive to provide organizations with serious well-prepared students and to make available various support functions to help businesses to be more successful in their dynamic environments.
  • We value continuous improvement. We believe in individual and collective efforts that support the College mission; we will strive for continuous improvement. By committing to continuous improvement over time, we will take areas that need attention and ultimately make them strengths, and take existing strengths and further increase the College’s points of differential advantage.

Business Advisement Center

The Business Advisement Center at Missouri State University provides academic advisement to students majoring in all six departments within the College of Business. A staff of professional advisors provides a full range of services including information sessions for prospective students, freshman orientation, degree program admission, and graduation checks. For an appointment or more information contact the Business Advisement Center, Glass Hall, Room 276, 417-836-5386, or email