Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's Degree Program:
B.A./B.S. in Music Business Degree/M.B.A. Requirements

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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 156–170 credit hour program. Graduates will receive both 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

 
B.A.
B.S.
General Studies Courses:    
Developing A Christian Mind    3    3
  DCM 2301    
English
12
9
  ENGL 1301, 1302, 2301 and/or 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 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
  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
Speech
3
3
 
COMA 1302 Speech and Interpersonal Communication
Total General Studies Requirements
48-61
51-56
B.A./B.S. in Music Business
 

Required Music Courses

25

Music Core (13 hours)

 

 

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

*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

 

MRKT 3301

Principles of Marketing

 
Music Business Courses 21
 

MUSB 2301

Introduction to the 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 (9-11 hours)
(Select one area of emphasis)
9-11
 

Live Performances (11 hours)

Ensembles (upper-level credit) (2 UL)

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

Theory III

MUSB 3312

Advanced Recording Techniques

MUSB 3213

Critical Listening for Recording Engineers

MUSB 4375

Music Production Practicum

 

Songwriting (11 hours)

MUSI 2311

Theory III

MUSB 3320

Introduction to Songwriting

MUSB 3321

Advanced Songwriting Techniques

MUSB 4275

Songwriting Practicum

 

Worship Leadership (9 hours)

Ensembles (upper-level credit) (2 UL)

MUSI 2207

Introduction to Church Music/Worship

MUSI 3270 Church Music/Worship Administration
 

MUSI 4305

Congregational Song

or

MUSB 3320

Introduction to Songwriting

 

Note: MUSI 2023A Level III Piano Proficiency required

 

Electives

0-1
 

  • 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.
  • For this accelerated degree, a minimum of 108 Undergraduate credit hours are required.
  • As part of this accelerated degree plan, 12 shared Graduate hours will be counted toward a minimum of 42 upper-level Undergraduate semester hours required for all bachelor's degrees. This equates to a total of 30 Undergraduate upper-level credit hours required.
   
Total Undergraduate Hours
108-121
Shared Undergraduate/Graduate Courses (12 hours)
12
MBA Foundational Courses
 

ACCT 5311

Survey of Accounting (ACCT 2301 and 2302)

ECON 5311

Managerial Economics (ECON 2301 and 2302)

FINA 51.521

Foundations of Finance

MANA 51.521

Management Theory (MANA 3301)

MANA 6303

Research and Statistics

TOTAL UNDERGRADUATE WITH SHARED HOURS REQUIRED
120-133
Remaining Graduate Requirements

M.B.A. Requirements

 

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

MISM 6314

Management Information Systems

MRKT 6301

Creative Problem Solving for Marketing Decisions (S-L)

 

Marketing Concentration (Example)*

12

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
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR ACCELERATED DEGREE
156-169

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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