Missouri State University
College of Business

Undergraduate Programs

Programs in the Business Unit:

All degree programs in the business unit are accredited fully by the AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

School of Accountancy

Accounting is the profession that communicates the results of business operations. It's a rapidly growing business profession and consistently provides one of the highest average starting salaries for our graduates. Primary careers in accounting include public accounting, industrial accounting, governmental accounting and teaching.

Accounting provides excellent prospects for career employment.

Undergraduate Degree Programs

  • Bachelor of Science - Accounting Major
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science Minor - Accounting

For more information, please visit the School of Accountancy home page.

Department of Computer Information Systems

Computer Information Systems students learn to operate and program computers individually and in networks. They receive experience managing data and analyzing systems needs to provide information essential for business. The Computer Information Systems Department has one of the largest faculty of its kind in the midwest. If you are interested in information technology and business, this is the appropriate major for you. Demand for students with this major is very high.

Undergraduate Degree Programs

  • Bachelor of Science - Information Technology Services Management Major
  • Bachelor of Science - Information Technology Services Management Minor
  • Bachelor of Science - Computer Information Systems Major
  • Bachelor of Science - Computer Information Systems Minor
  • Bachelor of Applied Science/Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science - Web Development Minor
  • Bachelor of Science - Business Education Major
  • Bachelor of Science - Business Education Minor

For more information, please visit the Department of Computer Information Systems home page.

Department of Finance and General Business

Finance students can choose from a variety of career specialties. As a business financial manager, you are responsible for managing the assets, liabilities and daily cash flows of a business. Careers in investments involve security analysis, portfolio management and brokerage. Other possibilities include management of financial institutions, federal/state regulatory agencies and real estate organizations.

If General Business is your choice, you'll receive a broad education in all aspects of business operations, preparing you for a variety of entry-level management positions in the public or private sector. 

Missouri State offers the only Insurance and Risk Management major in Missouri. Students in this field can assume positions ranging from sales to home office management to corporate risk management.

  • Bachelor of Science - Finance Major (Options: Finance; Financial Planning; Real Estate)
  • Bachelor of Science - General Business Major
  • Bachelor of Science - Risk Management and Insurance Major
  • Bachelor of Applied Science/Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science Minors - General Business, Legal Studies in Business, Real Estate, Risk Management and Insurance, Finance, Financial Planning

For more information, please visit the Department of Finance and General Business home page. 

Department of Management

Capable management is essential to all organizations, private or public, in all business fields. Managers set goals, map out organizational strategies, and oversee the entire effort of the enterprise. The study of management is strongly related to the behavioral aspects of people interacting in the workplace. The creative aspects of business ownership and operation are presented in the entrepreneurship program, while the challenge of global business endeavors are studied in the international business option.

Undergraduate Degree Programs

  • Bachelor of Science - Entertainment Management Major
  • Bachelor of Science - Entreprenuership Major
  • Bachelor of Science - Management Major (Options: Human Resources Management; Operations Management; Administrative Management; International Business Administration)
  • Bachelor of Science Minors - Entrepreneurial Studies, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Management, Operations Management
  • Bachelor of Applied Science/Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science Minors - Human Resources Management/Industrial-Relations, International Management
  • Bachelor of Applied Sciences/Bachelor of Arts Minor - Management
  • University Certificate (undergraduate) - Entrepreneurship

For more information, please visit the Department of Management home page.

Department of Marketing

Every business must know how to effectively market its product or service. The marketing process includes conception, pricing, promotion and distribution of the product or service. Marketing students learn the various tasks that go into this process: environmental analysis, market measurement, product development, packaging, pricing, credit, marketing channel development, physical distribution, advertising and customer service.

Undergraduate Degree Programs

  • Bachelor of Science – Logistics and Supply Chain Management Major (Comprehensive)
  • Bachelor of Science - Marketing Major (Options: Marketing Management; Advertising and Promotion; Marketing Research; Sales/Sales Management)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science/Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Fine Arts/Bachelor of Science Minors - Advertising and Promotion, Marketing
  • Bachelor of Applied Science/Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science Minors - International Marketing, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Selling

For more information, please visit the Department of Marketing home page. 

Programs outside the Business Unit:

Department of Fashion and Interior Design

Designing, a most unique career path. As a fashion, interior design (FID) or family and consumer sciences education (FCSed) major, you will be prepared to lead one of the most unique professional careers. Fashion and Interior Design majors will develop creative, analytical, technical and innovative abilities and apply the latest in industry-based technology to clothing and housing design and production. Family and Consumer Science majors will learn to empower individuals and families to manage the challenges of their lives. All students in the Department of Fashion and Interior Design will gain a global perspective, with a focus on both design and business.

Undergraduate Degree Programs

  • Bachelor of Science - Fashion Merchandising and Design (Comprehensive), Interior Design (Comprehensive) Majors
  • Bachelor of Science in Education - Family and Consumer Sciences Major
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science Minor - Housing and Interior Design
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Education Minor - General Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Bachelor of Arts Minor - General Family and Consumer Sciences

For more information, please visit the Fashion and Interior Design home page.

Department of Technology and Construction Management

The Department of Industrial Management prepares managers for leadership roles in construction and manufacturing enterprises. Upon graduation, students are prepared to serve as effective leaders, supervisors, and managers for technically oriented positions in world-class businesses and industries. The programs in the department are accredited by the National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT).

  • Bachelor of Science - Construction Management (Comprehensive), Facility Management (Comprehensive) , Technology Management (Non-Comprehensive) Majors
  • Bachelor of Applied Science - Technology Management Major
  • Bachelor of Applied Science/Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science Minor - Industrial Management
  • University Certificate (undergraduate) - Manufacturing Management

For more information, please visit the Department of Technology and Construction Management home page.