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Delivery of this program is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.

Successful completion of a bachelor’s requires 120 credit hours of course work, including at least 66 credit hours in the College of Business major and 54 credit hours of general education requirements.

We recommend you complete at least 54 credit hours of applicable college course work before applying to this program. See admission requirements under How to apply below.

If you apply as a transfer student, the admissions office will determine your transfer credit once they receive your official transcripts and application. Visit the University of Missouri Core Equivalency site to determine credit equivalencies from courses taken at other Missouri institutions.

Pre-admission course work requirements (minimum 54 credit hours)

Common MU equivalents are listed below. Courses are 3 credit hours each, unless otherwise noted.

  • ECONOM 1014 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECONOM 1015 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECONOM 3229 Money, Banking and Financial Markets
  • ENGLSH 1000 Exposition and Argumentation or equivalent*. Typically known as Composition II at other institutions.
  • MATH 1100 College Algebra or equivalent*. Pre-, basic or intermediate algebra is not equivalent.
  • MATH 1300 Finite Math
  • MATH 1400 Calculus for Social and Life Sciences I
  • Writing intensive courses* (6 credit hours). Two approved MU writing intensive courses that have ENGLSH 1000 as a prerequisite. One of these must be 3000 level or higher and within your major field of study.
  • POL_SC 1100 American Government.
  • STAT 2500 Introduction to Probability and Statistics I
  • STAT 3500 Introduction to Probability and Statistics II
  • Electives (6 credit hours)

*You must complete these courses with a grade of C- or better.

Business administration courses (66 credit hours)

Take your courses in the sequence noted below. Courses are semester-based and 3 credit hours each, unless otherwise noted. The University reserves the right to change or cancel courses as needed.

Year 1 Fall

BUS_AD 1500 Foundations of Business and Professional Development Principles
2 credit hours
ACCTCY 2026 Accounting I   
ACCTCY 2258 Computer-Based Data Systems   
MRKTNG 3000 Principles of Marketing   
MANGMT 3000 Principles of Management   

Year 1 Spring

BUS_AD 2500 Intermediate Professional Development Principles
2 credit hours
ACCTCY 2027 Accounting II
MRKTNG 4220 Consumer Behavior   
MANGMT 4020 Human Resource Management   
MANGMT 3300 Introduction to Business Processes and Technologies   

Year 1 Summer

FINANC 3000 Corporate Finance   
MANGMT 4010 Operations Management   

Year 2 Fall

MANGMT 3200 Business and Society   
MANGMT 4030 Organizational Behavior   
BUS_AD 3500 Advanced Professional Development Principles
2 credit hours
MANGMT 4420 Collective Bargaining
FINANC 4500 Principles of Real Estate   
MRKTNG 4000 Marketing Management   

Year 2 Spring

FINANC 4630 Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance   
MANGMT 4970 Strategic Management   
MANGMT 3540 Introduction to Business Law   
MANGMT 4140W Business Communication - Writing Intensive   
MANGMT 4700 Principles of Entrepreneurship   

Year 2 Summer

BUS_AD 4500 Professional Development Program - Internship   


The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The Trulaske College of Business is accredited by AACSB International and was the first public business school to earn this prestigious accreditation.

State authorization

States require that the University of Missouri be authorized to deliver university-level distance/online education to their residents. Each state handles this process differently.

Please see our state authorization page.

How to apply

You may apply to the online bachelor of business administration program as a transfer student if you have at least 54 credit hours of course work from a regionally accredited college or university.

If you have 54 applicable credit hours, please follow the steps below.

  1. Fulfill the transfer admission requirements

    • Completed at least 54 credit hours of applicable college course work, including the equivalent of MATH 1100 or ENGLSH 1000 with a grade of C- or better.
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in your transfer college course work.
    • If English is not your native language, please submit a TOEFL score of at least 80 (internet-based test) or an IELTS score of at least 6.5.
  2. Mark your calendar

  3. Course work for this program begins with the fall semester.

    Application dates

    Apply by Classes begin
    Transfer students July 1 August 2018
  4. Gather your papers

  5. In the online application, you will need to supply:

    • Your name and contact information
    • Citizenship, residency and visa information (if applicable)
    • Names and locations of previous college or high school and dates you attended

    You also will need to contact all your previous colleges or universities to request they send your official transcripts to

    • Office of Admissions
    • University of Missouri
    • 230 Jesse Hall
    • Columbia, MO 65211
  6. Complete the online application

  7. You can check admission requirements, transfer equivalencies and financial aid opportunities within the application.

    Apply Here

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This program is administered by the Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business.