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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Plaster School of Business


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Robert W. Plaster School of Business

Mission

The Robert W. Plaster School of Business educates and graduates undergraduate and graduate students prepared for the global community by providing quality, student-centered, accessible business education programs.

Vision

The Plaster School of Business will be a respected school of choice, distinguished for educating and preparing our students with the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in the global community. We will promote faculty excellence in teaching, engage in applied research to advance the practice of business and the effectiveness of teaching and learning, and develop close relationships with our community and regional businesses to serve stakeholder needs.

Core Values

  • Academic Excellence

We promote an environment that facilitates and supports learning, collaboration, and communication by both faculty and students directed at scholarly activity and the application of knowledge.

  • Community Engagement

We respond to the needs of our regional and global community by preparing ethical and productive citizens and by providing services that support economic development.

  • Innovation

We cultivate a spirit of entrepreneurship by developing new offerings and activities and by incorporating technological and pedagogical advances that support the learning environment.

  • Respect Centered Culture

We promote an inclusive, transparent environment where diverse perspectives are welcomed and appreciated. 

  • Continuous Improvement

We commit to continually assess and improve our programs and activities in support of our mission, vision, and core values.

 

Faculty: Douglas - Associate Dean, Nichols - Chair, Abrahams, Baker, Buccieri, Burink, Butt, Carson, Combs, Cravens, Dawson, Dhingra, Dille, Holtzen, Huffman, Kumar, Myers, Schmidt, Slinkard, Yantis

Plaster Hall 310F - 417-625-9599

 

Accounting

The BSBA with an emphasis in accounting course of study is designed to prepare the student to enter any area of the accounting profession, to successfully complete the Certified Public Accountant or other professional certification examination and/or to enter graduate school.

A minor in accounting for both BSBA and non-BSBA degree candidates is also offered.

150-Hour Recommendations

Students seeking the BSBA with an emphasis in accounting should take note of the requirements for entry into the profession. The State of Missouri requires 150 hours of college credit, including an undergraduate degree, before a candidate may sit for the Certified Public Accountant examination. Most other states have similar requirements. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants requires new members to have 150 semester hours of college credit in order to join. Students seeking the BSBA with an emphasis in accounting desiring to meet this requirement should note the “150-hour” recommendations at the end of the BSBA suggested order of study. Students may find it helpful to concentrate any remaining hours in a single area such as finance, computer science, communications, a foreign language, or similar pursuits. Students may wish to consider a double-major in Accounting and CIS.

Finance

The BSBA Finance emphasis course of study is designed to provide a quality comprehensive educational environment to students for the development of the critical, personal, professional, and intellectual competencies necessary for success in the complex and dynamic global business world.

Entrepreneurship

The Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship degree will help students identify their own entrepreneurial potential and recognize entrepreneurial opportunities in their environment. The degree will enable students to obtain knowledge useful in pursuing their own new venture start-ups or expanding existing businesses.

General Business

The BSBA General Business emphasis course of study is intended to give the broadest possible background to the graduate and to prepare the graduate for managerial positions in the public and private sectors.

Human Resource Management

The BSBA Human Resource Management emphasis course of study prepares graduates for positions in Human Resource Management. Today’s corporations, organizations and non-profits all require professionals with Human Resource training. The Human Resource Management programs at the Plaster School of Business have been recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and coordinates with professional certification requirements.

International Business

The BSBA International Business emphasis course of study is designed to provide a quality comprehensive educational environment to students for the development of the critical, personal, professional and intellectual competencies necessary for success in the complex and dynamic global business world.

Management

The BSBA Management emphasis course of study is designed to prepare the graduate for entry-level positions of responsibility in the for-profit, nonprofit and public sectors.

Marketing

The BSBA Marketing emphasis course of study is intended to prepare graduates for positions in personal selling, product and services marketing, promotions, consumer behavior, marketing and sales analysis, retailing and supply chain logistics.

 

For additional information contact:
Business Student Advising • Plaster Hall 310
417-625-3182 • psb@mssu.edu

 

Programs

    Approved for the 2024-25 catalog

    These exciting programs were approved after the deadline for the 2023-24 catlog but will appear in the 2024-25 edition.

    Major Programs (Undergraduate)
    Minors (Undergraduate)

    Courses

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