BS Three-Year Degree Plan: Entrepreneurship

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, so consult with your advisor when scheduling your classes.

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.

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 (not 145) 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
General Education 4
General Education course 3

Second semester (spring)

Total hours18
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
CIS 200 Critical and Creative Thinking Using Information Technology 3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics 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
CIS 201 Computer Applications for Business 3
General Education course 3

Third semester (summer)

Total hours9
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3

Fourth semester (fall)

Total hours18
ACC 211 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business 3
QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics 3
MGT 286 Business Communications 3
General Education course 3
Globalization 3

Fifth semester (spring)

Total hours18
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines
or ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions
MGT 340 Principles of Management 3
FIN 380 Financial Management 3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing 3
Globalization 3
General Education course 3

Sixth semester (summer)

Total hours7
MKT 364 Operations Management 3
General Education course 4

Seventh semester (fall)

Total hours17
LAW 332 Debtor and Creditor Rights and Remedies 1
MGT 341 Organizational Behavior and Leadership 3
MGT 384 Entrepreneurship 3
FIN 390 Intermediate Financial Management 3
MGT 543 New Venture Management 3
Major elective (see list below) 2-3
Electives 1-2

Eighth semester (spring)

Total hours17
Marketing elective (see list below) 3
Major elective (see list below) 3
Major elective (see list below) 3
MGT 561 Practicum in Small Business Operations 3
Elective 2
MGT 345 Designing, Managing and Evaluating Human Resources Management Programs 3

Ninth semester (summer)

Total hours6
MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy 3
CIS 429 Information Systems with Business Intelligence 3

GPA requirements

GPA requirements include a minimum 2.00 Missouri State GPA and a minimum 2.50 combined GPA in order to be guaranteed admission to the College of Business.