General Business Four-Year Degree Plan

The following degree plan, last reviewed 07/08/2024, is based on the 2024-25 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

Courses Hours
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Physical Science w/lab or Life Science w/lab 4
Total hours 15

Second semester (spring)

Courses Hours
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Human Cultures - Humanities 3
Total hours 15

Third semester (fall)

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Human Cultures - Arts 3
Total hours 15

Fourth semester (spring)

Courses Hours
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Physical Science or Life Science 3
Cultural Competence (Take ANT-100, GRY-100, IDS-297, OR REL-110 to also count on globalization list) 3
Total hours 15

Fifth semester (fall)

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Total hours 15

Sixth semester (spring)

Courses Hours
Writing II: ENG 321 Beginning Technical Writing (also general business list) 3
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General Business List 3
General Business List 3
Total hours 14-15

Seventh semester (fall)

Courses Hours
General Electives to bring total to 120 3
General Business List 3
General Business List 3
General Business List 3
General Business List 3
Total hours 15

Eighth semester (spring)

Courses Hours
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General Business List 3
General Electives to bring total to 120 3
General Elective to bring total to 120 4-3
Total hours 16-15

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.

General business list courses

Select a minimum of 24 hours from at least 4 of the following areas:

Business Relationships

  • BUS 494 - Internship
  • BUS 510 - E-Business and Online Entrepreneurship
  • BUS 550/LAW 550 - Negotiation, Mediation, and Arbitration in Business
  • ECO 304 - Behavioral Economics
  • ECO 310 - Labor Economics
  • ENG 321 - Beginning Technical Writing (also count for Writing II requirement)
  • ENT 301 - Principles of Entrepreneurship OR ENT 302 - Creativity, Innovation, and Ideation
  • ITC 205 - Web Site Design and Development
  • LAW 341 - Legal Research and Writing
  • MGT 341 - Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • MGT 397 - Business Report Writing
  • MKT 351 - Consumer Market Behavior
  • MKT 352 - Professional Sales
  • MKT 354 - Principles of Advertising
  • MKT 355 - Principles of Retailing
  • MKT 410 - Services Marketing

Financial and Quantitative Analysis

  • ACC 301 - Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACC 302 - Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACC 311 - Managerial Cost Accounting
  • ACC 513 - Managerial Cost Accounting II
  • ECO 409 - Applied Econometrics
  • ECO 475 - Managerial Economics
  • FIN 381 - Financial Planning
  • FIN 390 - Intermediate Financial Management
  • FIN 585 - Portfolio Management and Alternative Assets
  • MKT 360 - Marketing Research
  • MKT 368 - Supply Chain and Operations Modeling
  • QBA 337 - Applied Business Statistics

International Business Environment

  • BUS 392 - International Study Away in Business
  • ECO 346 - International Economic Development
  • ECO 392 - Education Abroad in Economics
  • ECO 456 - Comparative Economic Systems
  • ECO 565 - International Economics
  • FIN 392 - International Study Away in Finance
  • FIN 582 - International Financial Management
  • FIN 586 - International Financial Statement Analysis
  • MGT 447 - International Management
  • MKT 464 - Global Supply Chain Management
  • MKT 474 - International Marketing
  • RMI 392 - International Education Abroad in Risk Management and Insurance

Markets and Economies

  • ECO 365 - Intermediate Microeconomics
  • ECO 385 - Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • ECO 514 - Game Theory
  • FIN 266 - Principles of Real Estate
  • FIN 384 - Financial Markets and Investments
  • FIN 395 - Domestic Study Away in Finance
  • MKT 365 - Introduction to Logistics
  • MKT 450 - Supply Chain Management and Sustainability

Project and Technology Management

  • ACC 341 - Accounting and Management Information Systems
  • ITC 235 - Computer Hardware and Operating Systems
  • ITC 260 - Introduction to Java Programming
  • ITC 290 - Advanced Microcomputer Applications
  • ITC 295 - Database Management Systems Concepts and Design
  • ITC 388 - Information Systems Analysis and Design
  • ITC 420 - IT Project Management
  • TCM 359 - Principles of Project Management

Risk Management and Compliance

  • ACC 321 - Tax Accounting I
  • ACC 524 - Tax Accounting II
  • FIN 589 - Management of Financial Institutions
  • FIN 538/RMI 538 - Introduction to Estate Planning
  • LAW 531 - Labor Law and Employment Discrimination
  • LAW 537 - Environmental Regulation
  • MGT 345 - Designing, Managing and Evaluating Human Resource Management Programs
  • RMI 310 - Theory of Risk and Measurement
  • RMI 312 - Life Insurance
  • RMI 313 - Property and Liability Insurance
  • RMI 314 - Employee Benefits and Social Insurance
  • RMI 415 - Risk Management
  • TCM 337 - Quality Control and Measurement