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).

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 usually 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.

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On Campus - Major Program Requirements

A student may count a maximum of 30 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.

On-Campus - Major Core Requirements

Course requirements ensure that 40 percent of a student’s course work is earned in divisions other than business.

General Education (see University General Education Requirements)27
Upper Level Admission Courses34
Required Core Courses26
Emphasis Support Courses30
Required Emphasis Courses
Additional Emphasis Courses
Emphasis Support Courses
Senior Capstone3
Total minimum120

On Campus - Upper Level Admission Courses

ACCTCY 2036Accounting I *3
or ACCTCY 2136H Honors Accounting I
ACCTCY 2037Accounting II *3
or ACCTCY 2137H Honors Accounting II
ACCTCY 2258Computer-Based Data Systems3
or INFOTC 1040 Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming
or CMP_SC 2050 Algorithm Design and Programming II
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
or ECONOM 1024 Fundamentals of Microeconomics
or ECONOM 1051H General Economics - Honors
ECONOM 1015Principles of Macroeconomics3
ENGLSH 1000Exposition and Argumentation +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
Total Credits34-36

Emphasis Areas

General Education Requirement27
Upper Level Admissions Courses34
Required Courses26

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On Campus - Semester Plan

Refer to the Semester Plans for the emphasis areas.

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Online - Major Program 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.  The Online BSBA program is designed to be a degree completion program.  Students must secure a minimum of 54 credit hours outside of this program to satisfy the 120 credit graduation requirement.

Students must complete all university requirements, including general education, and Department Level Requirements, in addition to the degree requirements below.

Online - Major Program Requirements

General Education (see University General Education Requirements)27 hrs
Upper Level Admission Courses34 hrs
Required Core Business Courses26 hrs
Additional Business Courses30 hrs
Senior Capstone3 hrs
Total120 hrs
Online - Upper Level Admission Courses (completed outside of program)
ECONOM 1014Principles of Microeconomics3
ECONOM 1015Principles of Macroeconomics3
ENGLSH 1000Exposition and Argumentation +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)
ACCTCY 2026Accounting I3
ACCTCY 2027Accounting II3
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)
ECONOM 3229Money, Banking and Financial Markets3
STAT 3500Introduction to Probability and Statistics II3
Online - Required Business Core Courses (completed within the program)
BUS_AD 3500Advanced Professional Development Principles +3
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)
FINANC 4500Principles of Real Estate3
FINANC 4630Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance3
MANGMT 3200Business and Society3
MANGMT 4010Operations Management3
MANGMT 4020Human Resource Management3
MANGMT 4030Organizational Behavior3
MANGMT 4140WBusiness Communication - Writing Intensive +3
MANGMT 4700Principles of Entrepreneurship3
MRKTNG 4000Marketing Management3
MRKTNG 4220Consumer Behavior3
Online - Capstone Course (completed within the program)
MANGMT 4970Strategic Management +3
Total120 hours

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
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
BUS_AD 15002BUS_AD 25002FINANC 30003
ACCTCY 20263ACCTCY 20273MANGMT 40103
ACCTCY 22583MRKTNG 44203 
MRKTNG 30003MANGMT 40203 
MANGMT 30003MANGMT 33003 
 14 14 6
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
MANGMT 40303FINANC 46303BUS_AD 45003
BUS_AD 35003MANGMT 49703 
MANGMT 32003MANGMT 35403 
FINANC 45003MANGMT 41403 
MRKTNG 40003MANGMT 47003 
 15 15 3
Total Credits: 67

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 http://www.transfer.org. 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 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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