BS Four-Year Degree Plan: International Business Administration Track

The international business administration 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.

Also note that the international business administration track requires you to complete one semester at an accredited overseas institution.

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.

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
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
Natural world with lab 4
CHI 101 Elementary Chinese I
or GRM 101 Elementary German I
or FRN 101 Elementary French I
or SPN 101 Elementary Spanish I

Second semester (spring)

Total hours18
CHI 102 Elementary Chinese II
or FRN 102 Elementary French II
or GRM 102 Elementary German II
or SPN 102 Elementary Spanish II
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
CIS 200 Critical and Creative Thinking Using Information Technology 3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Human Cultures - Humanities 3

Third semester (fall)

Total hours15
CHI 201 Intermediate Chinese I
or FRN 201 Intermediate French I
or GRM 201 Intermediate German I
or SPN 201 Intermediate Spanish I
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MGT 286 Business Communications 3
CIS 201 Computer Applications for Business 3

Fourth semester (spring)

Total hours15
CHI 202 Intermediate Chinese II
or FRN 202 Intermediate French II
or GRM 202 Intermediate German II
or SPN 202 Intermediate Spanish II
ACC 211 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business 3
QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics 3
Natural World 3

Fifth semester (fall)

Total hours13
FIN 380 Financial Management 3
MGT 340 Principles of Management 3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing 3
LAW 332 Debtor and Creditor Rights and Remedies 1
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 (spring)

Total hours15
Geographic Region 3 (study away) 3
Geographic Region 2 (study away) 3
Geographic Region 1 (study away) 3
Foreign Language (study away) 3
Foreign Language Conversation Course (study away) 3

Seventh semester (fall)

Total hours15
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines
or ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions
MKT 364 Operations Management 3
MGT 447 International Management 3
Special International Course 3
Elective 2

Eighth semester (spring)

Total hours12
CIS 429 Information Systems with Business Intelligence 3
MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy 3
MKT 474 International Marketing 3
The Arts 3

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.