The 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 Finance concentration

FALL - Semester 1

TRU 100: Truman Symposium
TRU 1XX: Self and Society Seminar
BSAD 153: Intro Business Data Analytics (or sem. 2)
Math Class (as placed)
COMM 170: Public Speaking
Choose 3-6 hours from:
Foreign Language
Perspective Course

SPRING - Semester 2

Math or Statistics
ENG 190: Writing as Critical Thinking
BSAD 153: Intro Business Data Analytics (or sem. 1)
Choose 5-10 hours from:
Foreign Language
Perspective Course

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 year 1)
Perspective Course

SPRING - Semester 4

Math or Statistics (as needed)
ACCT 221: Introduction to Management Accounting
BSAD 234: Legal Environment of Business (or sem. 3)
Principles of Economics (as needed)
STAT 220: Fundamentals of Data Science (or sem. 3)
Missouri Statute Course
Choose 3-6 hours from:
Foreign Language (BA or none year 1)
Perspective Course

FALL - Semester 5

BSAD 349: Organizational Behavior
BSAD 329: Principles of Finance
BSAD 353: Information Management and Data Analytics (or sem. 6)
JINS 3XX: Jr. Writing Seminar
Perspective Course (as needed)

SPRING - Semester 6

BSAD 325: Principles of Marketing
BSAD 352: Operations Management
BSAD 353: Info Management & Data Analytics (or sem. 5)
Perspective Course (as needed)
Bachelor of Science Requirement (as needed)

FALL - Semester 7

BSAD 420: Investments (fall only starting Academic Year 2021-2022)
BSAD 406: Corporate Finance (fall only starting Academic Year 2021-2022)
Perspective Course/Elective (as needed)
Bachelor of Science Requirement (as needed)
Required Support Course (as needed)

SPRING - Semester 8

BSAD 441: Seminar in Finance (spring only starting Academic Year 2021-2022)
BSAD 460: Strategic Management
Finance Concentration Course
Bachelor of Science Requirement (as needed)
Required Support Course (as needed)

Finance elective options include ACCT 302: Intermediate Financial Accounting I, ACCT 303: Intermediate Financial Accounting II, ACCT 319: Cost/Management Accounting, BSAD 415: Entrepreneurship, BSAD 435: Derivatives and Risk Management, BSAD 455: International Financial Management, and ECON 430: Money and Banking

The Dialogues curriculum requires a certain number of courses/credit hours in the following Perspectives: Social, Arts and Humanities, STEM, Communications, and Statistics. The exact number of courses a student will be required to take during their undergraduate career varies individually according to the credit transferred in.

Department Chair: Please contact the Center for Academic Excellence 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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