BA/BS in Music Business/MBA

The Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Music Business and the Master of Business Administration Accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree is a 156 to 169-credit hour program. Graduates will receive either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science with a major in Music Business and a Master of Business Administration chosen from available concentration options. The program is designed for those exceptional individuals who desire a more competitive edge in the constantly changing business of music. The accelerated degree is intended for either entrepreneurs who wish to launch their own ventures or those seeking employment with a dynamic organization.

UNDERGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS

courses

credit hours (ba)

credit hours (bS)

Developing A Christian Mind
DCM 2301 - Developing a Christian Mind

3

3

English

12

9

(BA)

ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I

ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II

ENGL 2301 - World Literature I

ENGL 2302 - World Literature II

(BS)

ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I

ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II

ENGL 2301 - World Literature I

or

ENGL 2302 - World Literature II

Foreign Language
*Six hours at the 2000 level if adequate prerequisites are met.

14*

0

Foundations for Excellence

1

1

FOUN 1101 - Foundations for Excellence

is required of all first-year and transfer students with fewer than 15 credit hours. (AP, CLEP, IB, or dual/concurrent credit earned while in high school does not count toward these 15 credit hours.)

History

6

6

Choose two:

HIST 1301 - U.S. History to 1865

HIST 1302 - U.S. History Since 1865

HIST 2301 - World Civilization I

HIST 2302 - World Civilization II

Kinesiology

2

2

KNES 1101 - Fitness for Living

and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122); for veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to enrollment at DBU, KNES courses are waived.

Mathematics

3

3

Choose one:

(BA)

MATH 1301 - Math for Liberal Arts

MATH 1303 - College Algebra

MATH 1307 - Finite Math for Business Analysis

MATH 1405 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry

(BS)

MATH 1303 - College Algebra

MATH 1307 - Finite Math for Business Analysis

MATH 1405 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry

[Math Advising Tool (eMAT) required prior to registering for any Math class or any class for which the eMAT is a prerequisite.]

Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)

4

16

One laboratory science (BA)

or

15 credit hours of laboratory science
(BS) selected from two or more areas of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics.

Religion

9

9

RELI 1301 - Old Testament Survey

RELI 1302 - New Testament Survey

RELI 4342/MUSI 4342 - Ethnomusicology in Cross-Cultural Service

Social Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
POLS 2301 - American National Government

3

3

Speech
COMA 1302 - Speech and Interpersonal Communication

3

3

TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES HOURS

60

55

BA/BS in Music Business

 

Required Music Courses

25

25

Music Core (13 hours)
MUSI 1011 - Written MPE (Music Proficiency Exam) Level II* 
MUSI 1012 - Dictation MPE (Music Proficiency Exam) Level II* 
MUSI 1013 - Sight-singing MPE (Music Proficiency Exam) Level II*
MUSI 1111 - Aural Skills I
MUSI 1112 - Aural Skills II
MUSI 1311 - Music Theory I
MUSI 1312 - Music Theory II
MUSI 2305 - Introduction to Music Literature and Fine Arts
MUSB 3301 - History of Commercial Music*
MUSI 3207 - Basic Conducting
* (Music Proficiency Exam Level II courses are prerequisites for MUSI 2311, 2111, 3316, all upper-level music courses, and all Music Business career emphasis courses.)
*Note: Credit hours calculated under Music Business Courses.

Ensembles (4 hours**)
**Note: Some career emphases require additional ensemble credits.
Seminar/Performance Lab
8 semesters (noncredit-hour requirement)
Applied Music (6 hours)
Applied Secondary (2 hours)

Business Courses (3 hours)
MRKT 3301 - Principles of Marketing

3

3

Music Business Courses

21

21

MUSB 2301 - Introduction to Music Business
MUSB 3301 - History of Commercial Music
MUSB 3310 - Inside the Recording Industry
MUSB 3311 - Introduction to the Recording Studio
MUSB 3380 - Copyright and Intellectual Property Law
MUSB 4301 - Music Publishing

MUSB 4310 - The Musician as Entrepreneur
or
MUSB 4320 - Launching an Entrepreneurial Venture in the Music Business

Career Emphasis

(Select one area of emphasis) 

11

Live Performance (11 hours)
Ensembles (upper-level credit) (2UL)
Music Electives (3 hours)
Music Business/Business Electives (upper-level credit) (6 UL)
Note:  MUSI 2023A - Level III Piano Proficiency required

Recording (11 hours)
MUSI 2311 - Music Theory III
MUSB 3312 - Advanced Recording Techniques
MUSB 3213 - Critical Listening for Recording Engineers
MUSB 4375 - Music Production Practicum

Songwriting (11 hours)
MUSI 2311 - Music Theory III
MUSB 3320 - Introduction to Songwriting
MUSB 3321 - Advanced Songwriting Techniques
MUSB 4275 - Songwriting Practicum

Worship Leadership (11 hours)
Ensembles (upper-level credit) (2 UL)
MUSI 2207 - Introduction to Church Music and Worship
MUSI 3270 - Church Music and Worship Administration
MUSI 3271 - Contemporary Worship and Technology

MUSI 4305 - Congregational Song
or
MUSB 3320 - Introduction to Songwriting"
Note:  MUSI 2023A - Level III Piano Proficiency required

Shared Undergraduate/Graduate Courses

12

12

ACCT 5311 - Survey of Accounting
ECON 5311 - Managerial Economics
FINA 51.521 - Foundations of Finance
MANA 51.521 - Management Theory
MANA 6303 - Research and Statistics

Additional Upper-Level Electives Required*
Additional Lower or Upper-Level Electives Required*

0
0

0
0

TOTAL UNDERGRADUATE WITH SHARED HOURS REQUIRED

132

127

A 120-credit-hour minimum for a bachelor's degree is required. Students must complete all Undergraduate hours and shared undergraduate/graduate hours prior to enrolling for remaining Graduate hours.

*Elective Requirements

• In order to satisfy the “Undergraduate only” portion of an accelerated degree plan, sufficient lower-level and upper-level elective hours must be taken to complete the minimum number of Undergraduate credit hours required for each specific accelerated degree.

• As part of this accelerated degree plan, 12 shared Graduate hours will be counted toward a minimum of 42 upper-level Undergraduate credit hours required for all bachelor’s degrees.

REMAINING GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS

courses

credit hours (Mba)

MBA Core Curriculum

24

ACCT 6321 - Managerial Accounting
FINA 6301 - Corporate Finance
MANA 6302 - Quantitative Analysis for Managers
MANA 6310 - Leadership in Management
MANA 6320 - Business Ethics
MANA 6341 - Strategic Management Decisions (S-L) (Capstone course)
MISM 6314 - Management Information Systems
MRKT 6301 - Creative Problem Solving for Marketing Decisions (S-L)
Marketing Concentration (12 hours) (Example)*
MRKT 6321 - International Marketing
MRKT 6331 - Marketing Analysis
MRKT 6341 - Advanced Marketing Strategies
AND – Choose one of the following:
MRKT 6302 - Business Development Strategies
MRKT 6303 - New Product Development
MRKT 6312 - Consumer and Buyer Behavior
*The student may select from available concentration options.

TOTAL ADDITIONAL GRADUATE HOURS REQUIRED

36

36

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR ACCELERATED DEGREE

158

153

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Refer to course descriptions for course prerequisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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