BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Human Resources Management Track

The human resources 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 upon admission to the University. Make an appointment with your advisor to discuss schedules and options.

Sample schedule

This sample schedule serves as a guide for your course planning. Check our Course Rotations for future course offerings and consult with your advisor to develop the best degree plan for you.

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)

CoursesHours
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)

CoursesHours
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 Culture - Humanities 3

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
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)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
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 3
Globalization Course 3

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
ACC 311 Managerial Cost Accounting 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
3
MGT 340 Principles of Management 3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing 3
QBA 337 Applied Business Statistics 3

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines
or ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions
3
FIN 380 Financial Management 3
INS 314 Employee Benefits and Social Insurance 3
LAW 332 Debtor and Creditor Rights and Remedies 1
MGT 345 Designing, Managing and Evaluating Human Resources Management Programs 3
MKT 364 Operations Management 3

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
MGT 341 Organizational Behavior and Leadership 3
MGT 450 Human Resource Development
or MGT 451 Human Resource Acquisition
3
MGT 465 Managing the Human Resource Environment and Employment Relationship 3
Globalization Course 3
Elective 3

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
CIS 429 Information Systems with Business Intelligence 3
ECO 310 Labor Economics
or MGT 410 Venue Management
or MGT 447 International Management
or MGT 466 Advanced Issues in Human Resources Management
3
MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy 3
MGT 546 Direct Compensation System Management 3
Electives 4

GPA & credit hour requirements

Electives, as needed to bring total credit hours to 125 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.