BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Financial Planning

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

Meet with your advisor and review the class schedule before confirming your schedule.

Missouri State is committed to helping you graduate in four years.

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.