Craig School of Business


A major in management provides you with effective interpersonal skills, fosters decision-making and entrepreneurial thinking and familiarizes you with diverse business environments. The skills you will develop can be applied to areas such as human resource management, organizational behavior, production, international and small business, healthcare, government agencies, financial institutions, telecommunications, hospitality and education.

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 305, MKT301 and PHL230 courses before entering 400-level business courses.

BSBA Core Courses for a degree in Management

Business Foundation Courses (BFC)
Course ID Name Credits
ACC 201 Introductory Financial Accounting 3
ACC 202 Introductory Managerial Accounting 3
ECO 260 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECO 261 Principles of Microeconomics 3
FIN 301 Financial Management 3
GBA 210 Business Statistics I OR
MAT 132 Elementary Statistics 3
GBA 211 Business Law I 3
GBA 220 Business Communication 3
GBA 310 Business Statistics II 3
MGT 201 Microcomputer Applications OR
CSC 201 Microcomputer Applications 3
MGT 350 Management of Organizations 3
MKT 301 Principles of Marketing 3
Total BFC credits 36


Additional BSBA Requirements:
Course ID Name Credits
MGT 416 Production and Operations Management 3
ACC 418 Accounting Information Systems OR
MGT 418 Management Information Systems 3
MGT 419 Strategic Management 3
PHL 230 Ethics 3
Three credits of Applied Learning 3
Total Additional BSBA Requirements credits 15
Major in Management
BFC plus Additional BSBA Requirements and all of the following:
Course ID Name Credits
MGT 341 Human Resource Management 3
MGT 360 Organizational Behavior, Leadership and Change 3
MGT 425 International Management 3
ECO 361 Intermediate Microeconomics OR 3
ECO 364 Labor Economics OR
ECO 461 International Trade
Four upper-division Business electives 12
Total Major credits 24