BS Three-Year Degree Plan: Marketing Research Track

It is possible for you to graduate in six regular and three summer semesters. Please keep in mind that the three-year plan assumes the following:

  • No remedial course work is required.
  • You do not fail any classes.
  • You do not change your major or minor.
  • You are willing to take classes each summer.

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. Course availability and prerequisites are subject to change, so consult with your advisor and review the projected course offerings when scheduling your classes.

Sample schedule

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.

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 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
Natural World with Lab 4
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3

Second semester (spring)

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

Third semester (summer)

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

Fourth semester (fall)

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

Fifth semester (spring)

Total hours18
SOC 305 Population Analysis 3
FIN 380 Financial Management 3
QBA 337 Applied Business Statistics 3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing 3
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines
or ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions
or ENG 321 Writing II: Beginning Technical Writing
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

Sixth semester (summer)

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

Seventh semester (fall)

Total hours18
MKT 364 Operations Management
or MKT 450 Supply Chain Management and Sustainability
MKT 351 Consumer Market Behavior 3
Elective 3
MKT 352 Personal Selling 3
MKT 360 Marketing Research 3
MGT 397 Business Report Writing
or ENG 321 Writing II: Beginning Technical Writing

Eighth semester (spring)

Total hours17
Elective 1
CIS 429 Information Systems with Business Intelligence 3
MKT 570 Advanced Marketing Research 3
MKT 596 Research Issues and Problems: Marketing 1-3
MKT 472 Advanced Marketing 3
MKT 464 International Logistics and Global Supply Chain Management
or MKT 474 International Marketing

Ninth semester (summer)

Total hours6
Elective 3
MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy 3

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.