BS Four-Year Degree Plan

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.

This is a sample plan for this major - your 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
Natural World with Lab 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 Culture - 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
Natural World 3
Cultural Competence (ANT-100, GRY-100, IDS-297, or REL-210 can double count on globalization list) 3
Total hours15

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
FIN 380 Financial Management 3
RMI 310 Theory of Risk and Measurement 3
RMI 211 Principles of Risk Management and Insurance 3
MGT 340 Principles of Management 3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing 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
BUS 550 Negotiation, Mediation, and Arbitration in Business
or COM 332 Small Group Communication
or COM 336 Communication in Organizations
or MKT 351 Consumer Behavior
or MKT 352 Professional Sales
3
RMI 312 Life Insurance 3
LAW 335 Business Enterprises, Rights/Liabilities
or LAW 532 Legal Environment of Business Organizations for Professionals
2-3
MKT 364 Operations Management 3
Total hours15-16

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
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
General Electives to bring total to 120 3-2
FIN 384 Financial Markets and Intermediaries 3
RMI 313 Property and Liability Insurance 3
Insurance List* 3
Total hours15-14

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ITC 429 Information Systems with Business Intelligence 3
RMI 415 Risk Management 3
MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy 3
Insurance List* 3
FIN 266 Principles of Real Estate
or FIN 381 Financial Planning
3
Total hours15

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 be guaranteed admission to the College of Business.

Insurance list courses

  • ACC 321 Tax Accounting I
  • BUS 550 Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration in Business (if not taken above)
  • FIN 485 Investments
  • FIN 538 Introduction to Estate Planning
  • RMI 314 Employee Benefits and Social Insurance
  • RMI 392 International Study Away in Insurance
  • RMI 395 Domestic Study Away in Insurance
  • RMI 397 Topics in Insurance
  • RMI 494 Internship in Insurance
  • RMI 520 Risk Modeling and Analytics
  • RMI 530 Risk Transfer
Degree plan last reviewed 07-22-2021.