The four-year plan listed below is designed to provide suggestions for sequencing your major courses, but there are also other ways to sequence most majors. This plan is meant to provide aid in early, provisional planning. Please consult with your academic advisor to make strategic academic decisions about which courses to take each semester.

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Sample Four Year Plan: Business Administration (BS or BA) with Marketing concentration

FALL - Semester 1

Truman Week
Math Class (as placed)
ENG 190: Writing or COMM 170 Public Speaking
BSAD 153: Intro Business Data Analytics (or sem. 2)
Choose 3-6 hours from:
Foreign Language
Liberal Studies Courses
Lifetime Health or Military Science (or sem. 2)

SPRING - Semester 2

Math or Statistics
COMM 170: Public Speaking or ENG 190: Writing
BSAD 153: Intro Business Data Analytics (or sem. 1)
Choose 5-10 hours from:
Foreign Language
Liberal Studies Courses
Lifetime Health of Military Science (if not sem. 1)

FALL - Semester 3

Math or Statistics (as needed)
ACCT 220: Intro Financial Accounting
BSAD 234 Legal Environment of Business (or sem. 4)
Principles of Economics (ECON 200/201/205)
STAT 220: Fund Data Science (or sem. 4)
Choose 3-6 hours from:
Foreign Language (BA or none yr. 1)
Liberal Studies Courses

SPRING - Semester 4

Math or Statistics (as needed)
ACCT 221: Intro Management Accounting
BSAD 234: Legal Environment of Business (or sem. 3)
Principles of Economics (as needed)
STAT 220: Fund Data Science (or sem. 3)
Missouri Statute Course
Choose 3-6 hours from:
Foreign Language (BA or none yr. 1)
Liberal Studies Courses

FALL - Semester 5

BSAD 349: Organizational Behavior
BSAD 325: Principles of Marketing
BSAD 353: Info Management & Data Analytics (or sem. 6)
JINS 3XXX Jr. Writing Seminar
STAT 375, 376, or 378 (Required Support)

SPRING - Semester 6

BSAD 329: Principles of Finance
BSAD 352: Operations Management
BSAD 360: Marketing Research / BSAD 365 : Consumer Behavior
BSAD 353: Info Management & Data Analytics (or sem. 5)
Required Support Course

FALL - Semester 7

BSAD 360: Marketing Research / BSAD 365: Consumer Behavior
BSAD 445: Brand Management & Strategic Management
Marketing Concentration Course
Bachelor of Science Requirement (as needed)
Liberal Studies Courses/Electives (as needed)

SPRING - Semester 8

Marketing Concentration Course (as needed)
BSAD 445: Brand Management & Strategic Management (as needed)
BSAD 460: Strategic Management
Liberal Studies Courses/Electives (as needed)
Bachelor of Science Requirement (as needed)

Marketing elective options include BSAD 403: Selling and Sales Management, BSAD 414: Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) and Social Media, BSAD 421: Retail Management, BSAD 430: International Marketing, and BSAD 554: Global Supply Chain Management.

Department chair: please contact Jonathan Vieker with any updates to the plan above.

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major. The Office of the Registrar is responsible for certifying completion of degree requirements based on requirements specified in Truman's Official Catalog.

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