BSBA in Business Administration with Emphasis in Finance and Banking

Degree Program Description

Students pursuing a degree in Business Administration will gain exposure to multiple areas of business including Accounting, Economics, Finance and Banking, Management, and Marketing.   An emphasis in Finance and Banking prepares students for careers in commercial banking, corporate finance, financial planning, insurance, investment banking, or money management.  Students learn how to independently analyze security markets, understand the basic valuation techniques and use their knowledge to make investment decisions. In addition, students learn basic theoretical concepts in corporate finance and their application to corporate financing and investment decisions. 

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Major Program Requirements

Students must complete all university requirements, including general education, and the degree requirements below

General Education Requirements27
Upper Level Admission Courses34
Required Core Courses26
Money, Banking and Financial Markets
Corporate Finance
Principles of Management
Introduction to Business Processes and Technologies
Introduction to Business Law
Principles of Marketing
Introduction to Probability and Statistics II
Advanced Professional Development Principles
Professional Development Program - Internship
Required Finance & Banking Courses15
Financial Management
Theory of the Firm
Intermediate Microeconomics
Financial Accounting Concepts
Operations Management
Additional Finance & Banking Courses9
Select 3 of the following
Personal Risk Management and Insurance
Financial Intermediaries and Markets
Financial Management Policy
Security Analysis
Management of Financial Institutions
Problems in Finance
Topics in Finance (with academic advisor consent)
Portfolio Management
Financial Modeling and Databases
Financial Futures and Options
Financial Ethics and Professional Standards
Principles of Real Estate
Real Estate Appraisal
Real Estate Finance and Investment
Real Estate Portfolio Analysis and REITs
Investment Strategy of Warren Buffett
Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance
Principles of Commercial Property and Liability Insurance
Enterprise Risk Management
Topics in International Finance
International Finance
Investment Fund Management
Chartered Financial Analyst Exam Review Course
Angel Capital Education Program
Emphasis Support Courses
Select two of the following:6
Accountancy: Any 3000 or 4000 level class
Public Speaking
Algorithm Design and Programming I (if not used in required core courses)
Economics: Any 4000 level class (if not used in required core courses)
Algorithm Design and Programming II
Professional Writing
Finance: Any 3000 or 4000 level class (if not used in required core courses)
Management: Any 3000 or 4000 level class (if not used in required core courses)
Marketing: Any 3000 or 4000 level class (if not used in required core courses)
Capstone course - Senior year (on campus) Minimum grade of C- required3
Strategic Management (3)
Total Credits120

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Semester Plan

Below is a sample plan of study, semester by semester.  A student's actual plan may vary based on course choices where options are available.

First Year
MATH 11003MATH 14003
BUS_AD 15002ECONOM 10143
State Requirement3ENGLSH 10003
Biological Science3Elective3
 15 15
Second Year
ACCTCY 20363ACCTCY 20373
MATH 13003ACCTCY 22583
ECONOM 10153STAT 25003
BUS_AD 25002Biological or Physical Science with Lab3
Physical Science3Humanities (2000 level) Writing Intensive3
 16 15
Third Year
BUS_AD 35002FINANC 40103
FINANC 30003FINANC 40203
MANGMT 30003MANGMT 33003
ECONOM 32293MANGMT 35403
STAT 35003Business Writing Intensive/Emphasis Support3
 14 15
Fourth Year
ACCTCY 43563MANGMT 4970 (Capstone)3
BUS_AD 45003ECONOM 3251 or 43513
MANGMT 40103Additional Finance Course3
MRKTNG 30003Additional Finance Course3
Additional Finance Course3Emphasis Support3
 15 15
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

Prospective students, can access a preliminary MU degree audit via Information on the college credits already earned will have to be manually entered before it can be evaluated against current degree requirements.

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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 would like to learn more about your career interests, abilities, values and talents, visit the MU Career Center in the lower level of the Student Success 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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