BSBA in Business Administration

Degree Program Description

In the Trulaske College of Business 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.

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.

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

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 Professional Development in Business2
BUS_AD 2500Introduction to Professional Development in Business2
ECONOM 1014Principles of Microeconomics3
or ECONOM 1024 Fundamentals of Microeconomics
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

Both ACCTCY 2036 and ACCTCY 2037 must be taken in residence or both must be taken at another campus.


Needs a C- or above in ENGLSH 1000, MATH 1100, STAT 2500.


Must have either a C- in MATH 1300 or MATH 1400.

Emphasis Areas

General Education Requirement27
Upper Level Admissions Courses34
Required Courses26

Semester Plan

Refer to the Semester Plans for the emphasis areas.

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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 who have attended since August 2007 can request a degree audit by logging in to myZou and navigating to Self Service, then Student Center, and clicking on “Request Degree Audit.” The audit automatically pulls in the student’s MU course work, transfer courses and courses in progress.

MU students who have NOT attended since August 2007 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

For newly admitted or prospective students, MU degree audits can be created at 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

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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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