B.A./B.S. in Music Business Degree/M.B.A. Requirements

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B.A.
B.S.
General Studies Courses:    
Computer Science
3
3
  COSC 1301
Developing A Christian Mind    3    3
  DCM 2301    
English
12
9
  ENGL 1301, 1302, 2301 and 2302
Foreign Language
6-14*
0
  *Six hours at the 2000 level if adequate prerequisites are met
Foundations for Excellence
0-1
0-1
  FOUN 1101 is required of all freshman 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
  HIST 1301, 1302, 2301, or 2302
Kinesiology
0-2
0-2
  KNES 1101 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
3-4
3-4
  (B.A.) MATH 1301 or 1303 or 1307 or 1405
(B.S.) MATH 1303 or 1307 or 1405 [eMAT Advising Tool required prior to registering for any Math class or for any class for which the eMAT is a prerequisite.]
Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
3-4
15-16
 

One laboratory science (B.A.) or 15 semester hours of laboratory science

(B.S.) selected from two or more areas of:

Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics
Religion
9
9
  RELI 1301, RELI 1302 and RELI/MUSI 4342
Social Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
3
3
 

POLS 2301 American National Government required for all students.

Speech
3
3
  COMA 1302
TOTAL General Studies
51-64
54-59
Required Music Courses:
Music Core
13
13
 

MUSI 1111Aural Skills I
MUSI 1112Aural Skills II
MUSI 1311Music Theory I
MUSI 1312Music Theory II
MUSI 2305Introduction to Music Literature and Fine Arts
MUSI 3207Basic Conducting                          

MUSB 3301   History of Commercial Music (3)

1

1

3

3

3

2

(3)

1

1

3

3

3

2

(3)

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

Applied Music

6 6
Applied Secondary 2 2
TOTAL Music 25 25
 
Business Courses    
  MRKT 3301  Principles of Marketing 3 3
TOTAL Business 3 3
 
Music Business Courses    
  MUSB 2301  Introduction to the Music Business 3 3
  MUSB 3301  History of Commercial Music 3 3
  MUSB 3310  Inside the Recording Industry 3 3
  MUSB 3311  Introduction to the Recording Studio 3 3
  MUSB 3380  Copyright and Intellectual Property Law 3 3
  MUSB 4301  Music Publishing 3 3
       
  MUSB 4310  The Musician as Entrepreneur 3 3
  or    
  MUSB 4320  Launching an Entrepreneurial Venture in the Music Business 3 3
  TOTAL Music Business 21 21
 
Career Emphasis (Select one area of emphasis)    
  Live Performance    
  Ensembles  (upper-level credit) 2 UL 2 UL
  Music Electives 3 3
  Music Business/Business Electives (upper-level credit) 6 UL 6 UL
  Note: MUSI 2023A Level III Piano Proficiency required    
  Recording    
  MUSI 2311  Theory III 3 3
  MUSB 3312  Advanced Recording Techniques 3 3
  MUSB 3213  Critical Listening for Recording Engineers 2 2
  MUSB 4375  Music Production Practicum 3 3
  Songwriting    
  MUSI 2311  Theory III 3 3
  MUSB 3320  Introduction to Songwriting 3 3
  MUSB 3321  Advanced Songwriting Techniques 3 3
  MUSB 4275  Songwriting Practicum 2 2
  Worship Leadership    
  Ensembles (upper level credit) 2 UL 2 UL
  MUSI 2307  Introduction to Church Music/Worship 3 3
       
  MUSI 4305  Congregational Song 3 3
  or    
  MUSB 3320  Introduction to Songwriting    
       
 

MUSI 4306  Church Music/Worship Administration

3 3
  Note:  MUSI 2023A Level III Piano Proficiency required    
TOTAL Career Emphasis 11 11
 
MBA Foundational Courses:    
  ACCT 5311 Survey of Accounting (ACCT 2301 and 2302) 3 3
  ECON 5311 Managerial Economics (ECON 2301 and 2302) 3 3
  FINA 51.521 Foundations of Finance 1.5 1.5
  MANA 51.521 Management Theory (MANA 3301) 1.5 1.5
  MANA 6303 Research and Statistics 3 3
  TOTAL MBA Foundation 12 12
 
MBA Core Curriculum    
  ACCT 6321 Managerial Accounting 3 3
  FINA 6301 Corporate Finance 3 3
  MANA 6302 Quantitative Analysis for Managers 3 3
  MANA 6310 Leadership in Management 3 3
  MANA 6320 Business Ethics 3 3
  MANA 6341 Strategic Management Decisions 3 3
  MISM 6314 Management Information Systems 3 3
  MRKT 6301 Creative Problem Solving for Marketing Decisions 3 3
  TOTAL MBA Core Curriculum 24 24
 
Marketing Concentration (Example) *    
  MRKT 6321 International Marketing 3 3
  MRKT 6331 Marketing Analysis 3 3
  MRKT 6341 Advanced Marketing Strategies 3 3
       
  AND - Choose one of the following:    
  MRKT 6302 Business Development Strategies 3 3
  MRKT 6303 New Product Development    
  MRKT 6312 Consumer and Buyer Behavior    
       
  * The student may select from available concentration options.    
  Total Marketing Curriculum 12 12
       
  TOTAL MBA 36 36
  TOTAL BA/BS Music Business/MBA Accelerated Degree 171 166

Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA required in the major field (business, music, music business), with a letter grade of "C-" or better in each course.

Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University

DBU requires a minimum institutional cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0. 

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

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