College of Business


Accelerated master's option.Indicates accelerated graduate program is available



COB Admission and Program Requirements

Programs within the business unit

  • School of Accountancy
  • Department of Finance and General Business
  • Department of Management and Information Technology
  • Department of Marketing

Accreditation within the business unit

AACSB-International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - all programs

Accreditations outside the business unit

  • American Council for Construction Education – Construction Management (BS)
  • Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center – Project Management (MS)

College of Business vision, mission, and value statements


Our vision statement expresses aspirationally how we wish to be viewed both internally and externally.  “We aspire to be the university of choice for business students who desire a quality education provided by people who are passionate about student success.”


We educate business students to prepare them for successful careers in a global economy, with a particular emphasis on experiential learning and graduate education.

Shared values and guiding principles

  • We value professionalism and ethical leadership and behavior.
  • We value an inclusive environment that embraces open, honest dialogue and mutual respect for divergent viewpoints irrespective of gender, racial, ethnic, cultural, social, political, or religious differences and/or ideologies.
  • We value a high-quality student-centered learning environment.
  • We value scholarship and the production of high-impact intellectual contributions that contribute knowledge and understanding to the broader business and academic communities as an integral part of our overall mission.
  • We value shared governance in our decision making processes.
  • We value engagement with our community and our region and partnerships that arise from that engagement.
  • We value innovation and embrace strategic change that is aligned with the College’s mission.
  • We value continuous improvement in our curriculum, processes, and policies.
  • We value and promote a commitment to lifelong learning.

Business Advisement Center

The Business Advisement Center at Missouri State University provides academic advisement to students majoring in all six departments within the College of Business. A staff of professional advisors provides a full range of services including information sessions for prospective students, freshman orientation, degree program admission, and graduation checks. For an appointment or more information contact the Business Advisement Center, Glass Hall, Room 276, 417-836-5386, or email