Finance Four-Year Degree Plan: Financial Planning option

The following is a sample schedule for this major – your actual schedule may vary.

 

The following degree plan is based on the 2021-22 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ENG 110 Writing I 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
MTH 134 Algebraic Reasoning and Modeling 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
Life Science (lab) or Physical Science (lab) - General Education 4
Total hours15

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ITC 200 Critical and Creative Thinking Using Information Technology 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Human Cultures - Humanities 3
Total hours15

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ITC 201 Computer Applications for Business 3
ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MGT 286 Business Communications 3
Human Cultures - Arts 3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ACC 211 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business 3
QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics 3
Life Science (no lab) or Physical Science (no lab) 3
Cultural Competence (Take ANT-100, GRY-100, IDS-297, OR REL-210 to also count on globalization list) 3
Total hours15

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
FIN 380 Financial Management 3
FIN 381 Financial Planning 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
RMI 211 Principles of Risk Management and Insurance 3
MGT 340 Principles of Management 3
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
LAW 332 Debtor and Creditor Rights and Remedies 1
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines
or ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions
3
LAW 335 Business Enterprises, Rights/Liabilities
or LAW 532 Legal Environment of Business Organizations for Professionals
2-3
Financial Planning List* 3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing 3
MKT 364 Operations Management 3
Total hours15-16

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ACC 321 Tax Accounting I 3
FIN 384 Financial Markets and Intermediaries 3
FIN 485 Investments 3
RMI 538 Introduction to Estate Planning 3
General Elective to bring total to 120 3
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ITC 429 Information Systems with Business Intelligence 3
FIN 581 Professional Financial Planning 3
RMI 314 Employee Benefits and Social Insurance 3
MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy 3
General Electives to bring total to 120 3-2
Total hours15-14

*Financial Planning List Courses*

ACC 524 - Tax Accounting II

ACC 525 - Individual Income Tax Assistance

BUS 550/LAW 550 - Negotiation, Mediation, and Arbitration in Business

COM 325 - Nonverbal Communication

FIN 266 - Principles of Real Estate

FIN 390 - Intermediate Financial Management

FIN 392 - International Study Away in Finance

FIN 395 - Domestic Study Away in Finance

FIN 487 - Intermediate Investments

MKT 352 - Professional Sales

RMI 312 - Life Insurance

RMI 313 - Property and Liability Insurance​​​​​​​

GPA and credit hour requirements

Electives, as needed to bring total credit hours to 120 and upper division hours (300+) to 40.

GPA requirements include a minimum 2.00 Missouri State GPA and a minimum 2.50 combined GPA to apply for admission to the College of Business.

Degree plan last reviewed 07-22-2021.