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.

Major Program Requirements

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

General Education Requirements27
Upper Level Admission Courses33
Required Core Courses24
Money, Banking and Financial Markets
Managerial Economics
Corporate Finance
Principles of Management - Writing Intensive
Principles of Management
Introduction to Business Processes and Technologies
Introduction to Business Law
Principles of Marketing
Advanced Professional Development Principles
Professional Development Program - Internship
Required Finance & Banking Courses15
Financial Management
Financial Accounting Concepts
Operations Management
Introduction to Probability and Statistics II
Additional Finance & Banking Courses12
Select 4 of the following
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
Algorithm Design and Programming I (if not used in required core courses)
Algorithm Design and Programming II
Economics: ECONOM 3251 or any 4000 level class (if not used in required core courses)
Finance: Any 3000 or 4000 level class (if not used in required core courses)
Financial Planning: Tax Planning
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 15003ECONOM 10143
State Requirement3ENGLSH 10003
Biological or Physical Science with Lab3Elective3
 15 15
Second Year
ACCTCY 20363ACCTCY 20373
MATH 13003ACCTCY 22583
ECONOM 10153FINANC 30003
STAT 25003Humanities (writing intensive)3
 15 15
Third Year
FINANC 40103FINANC 40203
BUS_AD 35003MRKTNG 30003
ECONOM 32293MANGMT 33003
STAT 35003Additional Finance Course3
MANGMT 3000W3Elective3
 15 15
Fourth Year
ACCTCY 43563MANGMT 4970 (Capstone)3
MANGMT 35403Additional Finance Course3
MANGMT 40103Additional Finance Course3
Additional Finance Course3Emphasis Support3
BUS_AD 45003Emphasis 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. 

MU students can request a degree audit by logging in to myDegreePlanner. Students may also access myDegreePlanner via myZou, in the Student Center, click on the Academic Progress Tile, then select Request Degree Audit. 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.

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 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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