Craig School of Business


The major in finance is designed to provide you with the financial knowledge and skills required for a successful business career. This field of study attempts to give you a thorough understanding of the theoretical financial principles and the practical implementation of these principles in the world of business. You will learn how financial markets operate and how to make effective investment and financial decisions for firms and individuals. This major is designed to help you develop analytical skills and problem-solving abilities.

Knowledge and practice in the world of finance have become crucial in the success of corporations and of the individuals employed by them. Financial markets are the major conduits through which investments are channeled in the global marketplace. Understanding these markets and how to make investment decisions are crucial for your success in business.

Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements

As a Missouri Western State University student, you can take up to 30 credit hours of Craig School of Business courses without completing the admittance process. Once 30 hours is reached, you must complete the admission process to continue with your business education. All business majors must satisfactorily complete MAT112, MAT116, MAT130, MAT137, MAT147, or MAT167 with a grade of C or better plus PHL230. You also must have completed the ACC202, ECO260 and 261, FIN301, GBA211, 220 and 310, MGT201 and 350, MKT301 and PHL230 courses before entering 400-level business courses.