BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Finance

The finance degree at Missouri State can be completed in eight regular semesters. However, a four-year degree plan does not take into account dual credit or transfer credit that you may bring with you upon admission to the University. Please remember that course availability and prerequisites are subject to change. Check out the course rotations before scheduling your classes and consult with your advisor when scheduling your classes.

This is a model four year degree plan. Your path to graduation may vary slightly based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school, your choice of general education electives, and placement in English and Mathematics.

This degree program can be completed in eight semesters.

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

Total hours15
ENG 110 Writing I 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
MTH 135 or above 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
Natural World with Lab 4

Second semester (spring)

Total hours15
CIS 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

Third semester (fall)

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

Fourth semester (spring)

Total hours15
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

Fifth semester (fall)

Total hours15
FIN 380 Financial Management 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
INS 211 Insurance 3
MGT 340 Principles of Management 3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing 3

Sixth semester (spring)

Total hours15-16
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
FIN 390 Intermediate Financial Management 3
FIN 485 Investments I 3
LAW 335 Business Enterprises, Rights/Liabilities
or LAW 532 Legal Environment of Business Organizations for Professionals
MKT 364 Operations Management 3

Seventh semester (fall)

Total hours15
FIN 266 Principles of Real Estate 3
FIN 384 Financial Markets and Intermediaries 3
FIN 487 Investments II
or FIN 598 Financial Research and Portfolio Management
Finance List* 3
Globalization Course 3

Eighth semester (spring)

Total hours15
CIS 429 Information Systems with Business Intelligence 3
FIN 480 Financial Decision Making
or FIN 589 Management of Financial Institutions
or FIN 599 Directed Study for CFA Level I Exam
FIN 586 International Financial Statement Analysis 3
MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy 3
Finance List* 3

*Finance List Courses*

FIN-381 - Personal Financial Planning

FIN-480 - Financial Decision Making

FIN-496 - Readings in Finance

FIN-582 - International Financial Management

FIN-589 - Management of Financial Institutions

FIN-595 - Financial Markets Study Tour

FIN-599 Directed Study for CFA Level I Exam


GPA & 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.