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


Think of your degree as the foundation for the rest of your career. Today’s employers expect more from entry-level to executive positions, and professional education will help you exceed those demands. At Mizzou’s Trulaske College of Business, you’ll learn everything you need to know to get a head start in today’s competitive business market.

Participation in the Professional Development Program (PDP) is a graduation requirement. Coupled with a rigorous business curriculum, the PDP aids in producing Trulaske College of Business graduates who excel in competitive business environments.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the program take to complete?

The program is completed in 2 years.  The schedule includes 2 fall, spring and summer semesters.

What degree will I earn?

Students will earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

What classes and/or key concepts are taught?

In the Trulaske online BSBA program, you will learn business fundamentals that will form the foundation for your business career.  Coursework provides a comprehensive overview of the various fields within the business discipline including accounting, marketing, management, and finance.  All students proceed through the core curriculum as well as the Professional Development Program, which focuses on additional skills and experiences to prepare you for professional success.  In this program, students complete an internship and participate in workshops and attend speakers.

How much time should I expect to spend on homework during the week?

On average, students should anticipate spending about an hour a week per credit, which is consistent with the expectation of on-campus learners. This includes connecting with classmates and reviewing online materials.  Our online course delivery gives students the flexibility to plan coursework around their schedules.

How many classes will I take per semester?

You will take five courses in each of the fall and spring semesters for a total of 14-15 credits per semester.  In addition, there are two courses the first summer and one course, the internship experience, the second summer.

How do students interact with classmates or faculty online?

Online courses are hosted through Mizzou Online.  Course instructors will leverage a variety of resources to ensure coursework is collaborative and classmates and faculty are accessible.  In addition, online BSBA students always have access to the (my title) who can assist them in navigating the system.

Does everyone take the same courses, or are there electives?

Students take classes in a specific sequence which allows for progression as a cohort.  There is, however, one self-paced elective available the second spring semester of the program. The Director of Undergraduate Student Services – Online Initiatives can also assist you should you have unique circumstances that effect your course progression.

Do I have to come on campus?

You are a Mizzou Tiger and always welcome to visit campus and come see us at Cornell Hall!  As a Mizzou student, you are welcome to join student organizations on campus, attend events, and become engaged in the campus community.  At the same time, you are never required to visit campus.  All coursework is delivered online and there is no requirement to attend anything on campus.  Utilizing video conferencing and other technology resources, you can be connected to campus no matter where you are.

What hardware and software do I need to complete the program?

To complete an online degree program, there are basic hardware and software requirements that must be met.  In addition to those listed on the links below, students should have a webcam with microphone.

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