BS Three-Year Degree Plan: Financial Planning

The three-year degree plan was created to demonstrate that it is possible for you to graduate in six regular and three summer semesters. However, a three-year degree plan is not best suited for every student. It assumes:

  • No remedial course work is required.
  • The student does not fail any classes.
  • The student does not change either the major or minor.
  • The student is willing to take classes each summer.

Also, a three-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 three-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 three years, including three summer 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 hours18
ENG 110 Writing I 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
MTH 135 OR above (not 145) 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
Natural World with Lab 4

Second semester (spring)

Total hours18
CIS 200 Critical and Creative Thinking Using Information Technology 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Human Cultures - Humanities 3
MGT 286 Business Communications 3
QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics 3

Third semester (summer)

Total hours6
LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business 3
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3

Fourth semester (fall)

Total hours18
ACC 211 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics 3
CIS 201 Computer Applications for Business 3
Cultural Competence 3
INS 211 Insurance 3
Natural World 3

Fifth semester (spring)

Total hours18
INS 312 Life Insurance 3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing 3
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
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines
or ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions
Globalization Course 3

Sixth semester (summer)

Total hours7
MGT 340 Principles of Management 3
Globalization Course 3
LAW 332 Debtor and Creditor Rights and Remedies 1

Seventh semester (fall)

Total hours17-18
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing 3
ACC 321 Tax Accounting I 3
FIN 381 Personal Financial Planning 3
LAW 335 Business Enterprises, Rights/Liabilities
or LAW 532 Legal Environment of Business Organizations for Professionals
INS 538 Introduction to Estate Planning 3
FIN 485 Investments I 3

Eighth semester (spring)

Total hours18
FIN 581 Professional Financial Planning 3
INS 314 Employee Benefits and Social Insurance 3
CIS 429 Information Systems with Business Intelligence 3
FIN 390 Intermediate Financial Management 3
FIN 384 Financial Markets and Intermediaries 3
Human Cultures - Arts 3

Ninth semester (summer)

Total hours4-5
MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy 3
Electives 1-2

GPA requirements

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.