BSBA in Business Administration

The BSBA in Business Administration is offered on campus as well as online. On campus students must choose an emphasis area (see emphasis areas for degree requirements). Online students do not select an emphasis area unless they were previously in the on campus program and completed all requirements for their emphasis prior to switching into the online program.

Degree Program Description

In the Trulaske College of Business students are in either the lower level (undeclared) or the upper level (admitted to an emphasis area). Students entering the Trulaske College of Business enter the lower level while they take University general education and business preparation courses. The first two years of all business programs (except international business and accounting) involve the same course sequences. A student typically applies to the upper level at the end of the sophomore year or the beginning of the junior year.

Major Program Requirements

The BSBA has an On-Campus delivery option, as well as an Online option.  Requirements differ slightly.  Refer to the applicable list of requirements below.

On-Campus - Major Core Requirements

A student may count a maximum of 40 credits in their emphasis area to meet the 120-credit requirement for the undergraduate degree.  Requirements above and beyond general education requirements are listed under upper level admission courses. Students must complete all university requirements, including general education, and the degree requirements below.

General Education (see University General Education Requirements)27
Upper Level Admission Courses34
Required Core Courses23
Emphasis Support Courses33
Senior Capstone3
Total minimum120
On Campus - Upper Level Admssion Courses
ACCTCY 2036Accounting I3
or ACCTCY 2026 Accounting I
or ACCTCY 2136H Honors Accounting I
ACCTCY 2037Accounting II3
or ACCTCY 2027 Accounting II
or ACCTCY 2137H Honors Accounting II
ACCTCY 2258Computer-Based Data Systems3
or INFOTC 1040 Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming
or CMP_SC 1050 Algorithm Design and Programming I
BUS_AD 1500Foundations of Business and Professional Development Principles2
BUS_AD 2500Intermediate Professional Development Principles2
ECONOM 1014Principles of Microeconomics3-5
or ECONOM 1000 General Economics for Journalists
or ECONOM 1014H Principles of Microeconomics-Honors
or ECONOM 1051H General Economics - Honors
ECONOM 1015Principles of Macroeconomics3
or ECONOM 1000 General Economics for Journalists
or ECONOM 1015H Principles of Macroeconomics - Honors
or ECONOM 1051H General Economics - Honors
ENGLSH 1000Writing and Rhetoric +3
MATH 1100College Algebra +3
MATH 1300Finite Mathematics >3
or MATH 1500: Analytic Geometry and Calculus I +
MATH 1400Calculus for Social and Life Sciences I >3
or MATH 1500: Analytic Geometry and Calculus I +
STAT 2500Introduction to Probability and Statistics I +3
or STAT 1200: Introductory Statistical Reasoning +
and STAT 2200: and Introductory Statistical Methods +
or STAT 1300: Elementary Statistics +
or STAT 1400: Elementary Statistics for Life Sciences +
and STAT 2200 :and Introductory Statistical Methods +
or ESC_PS 4170: Introduction to Applied Statistics +
and STAT 2200: and Introductory Statistical Methods +
or STAT 4710: Introduction to Mathematical Statistics +
or STAT 2530: Statistical Methods in Natural Resources +
Total Credits34-36

Online - Major Core Requirements

The online BSBA program provides students flexible access to a highly competitive degree.  Coursework provides students with the tools to be successful in careers in Banking and Finance, Business Management, Human Resources, Insurance or Marketing and Sales.  Students must complete all university requirements, including general education, and Department Level Requirements, in addition to the degree requirements below.

General Education (see University General Education Requirements)27 hrs
Upper Level Admission Courses34 hrs
Required Core Business Courses23 hrs
Additional Business Courses30 hrs
Second Writing Intensive Course in Business3 hrs
Senior Capstone3 hrs
Total120 hrs
Online - Upper Level Admission Courses (completed outside of program)21
ECONOM 1014Principles of Microeconomics3
ECONOM 1015Principles of Macroeconomics3
ENGLSH 1000Writing and Rhetoric +3
MATH 1100College Algebra +3
MATH 1300Finite Mathematics #3
MATH 1400Calculus for Social and Life Sciences I #3
STAT 2500Introduction to Probability and Statistics I +3
Online - Upper Level Admission Courses (completed within the program)13
ACCTCY 2026Accounting I3
or ACCTCY 2036 Accounting I
ACCTCY 2027Accounting II3
or ACCTCY 2037 Accounting II
ACCTCY 2258Computer-Based Data Systems3
BUS_AD 1500Foundations of Business and Professional Development Principles2
BUS_AD 2500Intermediate Professional Development Principles2
Online - Required Business Core Courses (completed outside of program)3
ECONOM 3229Money, Banking and Financial Markets3
Online - Required Business Core Courses (completed within the program)20
BUS_AD 3500Advanced Professional Development Principles +2
BUS_AD 4500Professional Development Program - Internship3
FINANC 3000Corporate Finance3
MANGMT 3000Principles of Management3
MANGMT 3300Introduction to Business Processes and Technologies3
MANGMT 3540Introduction to Business Law3
MRKTNG 3000Principles of Marketing3
Online - Additional Business Courses (completed within the program)30
Coursework must be numbered 3000 or above and include at least one course from 3 of the 5 knowledge areas (Accountancy, Economics, Finance, Management, or Marketing)
Second Writing Intensive Course
MANGMT 4140WBusiness Communication - Writing Intensive +3
Online - Capstone Course (completed within the program)
MANGMT 4970Strategic Management +3
Total120 hours

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Semester Plan

On-Campus Semester Plan

Please refer to the degree program page for a list of emphasis areas.  The semester plans are specific to the emphasis area for on-campus students. 

Online Semester Plan

Below is a sample plan of study, semester by semester.  This plan reflects coursework a student will complete within the BSBA online program.  All degree requirements not listed in this plan are completed outside of the BSBA online program.  A student's actual plan may vary based on course choices and where options are available.  Work with your academic advisor on questions specific to your plan of study.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
BUS_AD 15002ECONOM 10143 
MATH 11003ENGLSH 10003 
State Requirement3MATH 14003 
Humanities3Humanities3 
Biological or Physical Science with Lab3Elective3 
 14 15  
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ACCTCY 20263ACCTCY 20273MRKTNG 30003
BUS_AD 25002STAT 25003 
ECONOM 10153Humanities WI 2000+3 
MATH 13003Elective3 
Elective3Elective3 
 14 15 3
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ACCTCY 22583MANGMT 33003FINANC 30003
BUS_AD 35002MANGMT 35403MANGMT 40103
ECONOM 32293MANGMT 40203 
MANGMT 30003MRKTNG 42203 
MRKTNG 42503  
 14 12 6
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
FINANC 45003FINANC 46303BUS_AD 45003
MANGMT 32003MANGMT 4140W3 
MANGMT 40303MANGMT 47003 
MRKTNG 40003MANGMT 49703 
 12 12 3
Total Credits: 120

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Degree Audit

The degree audit is an automated report reflecting a student’s academic progress toward the completion of a degree.  Degree Audits are not available for all programs; however, please consult with the appropriate college or school for audit information.

MU students can request a degree audit by logging in to myDegreePlanner.  Students may also access myDegreePlanner via myZou, in the Student Center, by clicking on the Request Degree Audit link. The audit automatically pulls in the student’s MU course work, transfer courses and courses in progress.  This is available to current students, admitted students, and those who last attended less than three terms ago.

Past MU students can request a degree audit by contacting the Academic Advising Unit of the division in which they were last enrolled at MU. For contact information, go to http://advising.missouri.edu/contact/.

Prospective students, can access a preliminary MU degree audit via https://www.transferology.com/index.htm. Information on the college credits already earned will have to be manually entered before it can be evaluated against current degree requirements.

For additional details on degree audits, go to http://registrar.missouri.edu/degree-audits/index.php.

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Major and Career Exploration

The University of Missouri has many resources to assist you in exploring majors and career possibilities.  For guidance, visit the Majors and Careers website or view specific resources below.

  • If you are considering a change of major or are exploring multiple majors, schedule an appointment with an advisor in the Discovery Center by calling (573)884-9700 or through MU Connect Discovery Center service in you success network.

  • If you have decided on a major, visit an academic advisor in the School or College that you are interested in to discuss the process of declaring the major

  • If you would like to learn more about your career interests, abilities, values and talents, visit the MU Career Center.  No Appointment is necessary to explore career options with one of our staff members.

For additional major and career exploration resources, visit Major & Career Exploration in the catalog.

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