Robert J. Trulaske Sr., College of Business, University of Missouri

Mizzou Business News

Trulaske College of Business launches online bachelor’s degree program

The Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business officially launched an online Bachelor of Science program for students wishing to complete a 4-year degree in business administration after finishing their two-year programs at community colleges. The 100 percent online program will allow students who are unable to relocate the opportunity to continue their studies.

“Offering this online option for completing a business degree allows students from across Missouri and beyond an option to engage with our award-winning business program,” Ajay Vinzé, Dean of the Trulaske College of Business at MU, said.

The degree completion program will mirror the on-campus curriculum and is available to students who have completed at least 60 credit hours or an associate’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution. Students who transfer to the online program after earning an associate’s degree from one of Missouri’s public community colleges are eligible for a 10-percent tuition award.

“The program has high expectations for its students,” Vinzé said. “As with our on-campus programs, the online version will deliver key business fundamentals and equip our students as future drivers of commerce. We will achieve this while driving students to be hard-working team players, who innovate, motivate others and think strategically. Graduates from this program will help with critical workforce needs in our local and national economy.”

The college’s new online Bachelor of Science in business administration is unique among Missouri programs in that it emphasizes professional development and career services.

Online learners will take part in internships, just as students in the on-campus business administration program do. Students who already work full-time can satisfy internship requirements through their current employer by engaging with new projects, departments or opportunities.

“We have a tremendously connected alumni network and well-established Business Career Services,” said Vinzé. “With more than 92 percent of our students placed in their chosen fields within three months of graduation, our students are realizing a quick ROI from their Trulaske experience.” 

Graduates will be well-positioned for careers in many areas, including banking and finance, human resources, insurance, and marketing and sales.

Applications are now being accepted and the deadline to apply is July 1. Classes start August 21.

Prospective applicants can learn more about the degree program here.