• Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
901 S. National
Glass Hall 400
Springfield, Missouri 65897, United States

About College of Business Administration

The College of Business (COB) is one of the largest business programs in the Midwest region. The College includes four departments (Computer Information Systems, Finance and General Business, Management and Marketing) and the School of Accountancy in the business unit, as well as two separately-accredited departments (Fashion and Interior Design and Construction and Technology Management) that are outside of that unit. The business unit prepares over 4000 undergraduate and 600 graduate students for a wide spectrum of business and related careers. The College, along with the School of Accountancy, holds the prestigious full accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. This accreditation and large numbers of high quality graduates attracts employers from throughout the Midwest to recruit annually for part-time (internships and co-operative education) and full-time positions. With over 100 firms participating in the College's three Career Days and coming to Glass Hall for on-campus interviews COB students have excellent career opportunities. Despite being one of the largest business programs in the Midwest, COB offers individual attention via the College's 118 faculty, Business Advisement Center, and specialized Career Center. This large, diverse and highly qualified faculty, many of whom have won teaching and research awards and have practical business experience, allows COB to offer a wide variety of majors, along with specialized options and courses while still keeping classes small. From orientation through the final degree check students are guided by one of the College's dedicated academic advisors. And when the time comes to find an internship, cooperative education opportunity or full-time position the College's Career Center staff is ready to assist. With over 11 distinct Bachelor of Science degrees within the business unit (AACSB Accredited offerings include Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Information Technology Service Management, Finance, General Business, Risk Management and Insurance, Entertainment Management, Entrepreneurship, Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Marketing) and so many specialized options it's easy to see why so many students that are serious about starting careers in business and related areas turn to COB. There are 6 additional Bachelor of Science degrees offered outside the business unit which include Fashion Merchandising and Design, Interior Design, Family and Consumer Sciences (The Department's Family and Consumer Science B.D. Ed. programs are accredited by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)), Construction Management, Facility Management, and Technology Management (The Department's Construction Management program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE)). For working professionals COB's five graduate programs - Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Accountancy (MAcc), Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (MS CIS), Master of Science in Project Management, and Master of Health Administration provide an opportunity to gain the foundation in one's field or change career paths.

Quick Stats

  • Selectivity
  • Yield
  • Average Salary
  • School Status
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded


About Missouri State University


Admissions Selectivity
83% Missouri State University 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. SAT/ACT scores
  2. High school GPA
  3. Class rank
University Admissions
  • Min. SAT 1090
  • Min. ACT 24
  • Min. GPA
B-School Admissions
  • Min. SAT
  • Min. ACT
  • Min. GPA
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
10840% 10,840
83% 83
43% 43
83% School Selectivity
43% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • Are Interviews Required? Not offered
Additional Requirements:

For international students, the TOEFL score minimum requirements are 61 internet-based score or more and the IELTS score minimum is 5.5 for undergraduate applicants.

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
1951% 1,951
61% 61
72% 72
61% Program Selectivity
72% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Not required
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled Declare business major
  • Min college GPA for transfers 2.5
  • Other transfer requirements Prerequisite course requirements
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions No
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? Yes
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen


Enterprise Holdings 10
Top Employer
  • BKD 6
  • Cerner 3
  • Central States Industrial 3
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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
After graduation, but within 3 months
More than 3 Months after graduation
80% Graduates seeking full-time employment
20% Graduates not seeking employment
14% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
3% 3
$43,000.00 Data not provided
24% 24
36K 50K
General Management
18% 18
38K 70K
Human Resources
5% 5
$35,000.00 Data not provided
Management Information Systems
24% 24
31K 76K
15% 15
28K 30K
3% 3
Data not provided
6% 6
$32,000.00 Data not provided
2% 2
$25,000.00 Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • SRC - Springfield
  • Nelligan's Sports & Marketing
  • John Q. Hammons Hotel & Resort
  • Gilloiz Theater
  • City of Springfield
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 10
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 80
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 276
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 657
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
Individual appointments / Walk-in Hours, Resume writing assistance/Resume critique, Career Counseling/Career Assessments, Cover letter writing assistance, Internship search guidance, Career Fair preparation


$ $ $ $ $
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $6,120
  • Fees $394
  • Expenses $8,428
$ $ $ $ $
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $12,600
  • Fees $394
  • Expenses $8,428
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need
  • Merit
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Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://www.missouristate.edu/FinancialAid/
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year


Average Class Size
  • College of Business Administration
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
35% 32
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
52% 30
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
College of Business Administration 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
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Business Program Classes
5% Less than 20 Students 10% More than 50 Students
85% 21 to 50 students
30 Average number of students in non-business required electives
New Electives
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 1994
Degrees Offered
  • BS/ CIS/MIS Computer Information & Info. Tech. Serv. Mgt.
  • BS / Entrepreneurship - Small Business Admin.
  • BS / Finance - including Banking
  • BS / General Business
  • BS / HR Management
  • BS / Insurance
  • BS International Business
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
106% 106
Prominent Faculty
  • Dr. Les Heitger

    Forensic Accounting

  • Dr. Bill Donoher


  • Dr. S Brahnam

    Computer Information Systems

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    Alternative Spring Break, service learning courses, other opportunities as coordinated by the Citizenship and Service Learning office.


38% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
71% 71
11% 11
African American
8% 8
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
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U.S. Regional Breakdown
Student Citizenship
89% 89
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
11% 11
0% 0
19 Average age of full-time students
77% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
32% 32
51% 51


Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 34,672
Alumni Donations
$249 Average Gift Largest Gift

Most Prominent Alumni
  • David Glass

    Former CEO of Walmart

  • Rich McClure