Minor in Music Business

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A minor in Music Business combines a comprehensive examination of the commercial Music Industry and the basic elements of business to provide the student with integrated study in the continually expanding and complex field of Music Business.

The Music Business minor explores:

  • the business practices, procedures, technologies and career opportunities within the commercial Music Industry
  • the history of both Western music and Commercial (popular) music
  • the development and inner workings of the recording industry
  • the fundamental concepts and principles of economics, accounting and marketing
  • the management of a successful freelance career in the music business


The Music Business minor is designed to complement and enhance a variety of academic majors and offers the student a field of study that is marketable, diverse, exciting and fun!

MUSI 1300

Fundamentals of Music **



MUSI 1311

Music Theory I **

MUSB 2301

Introduction to Music Business

MUSB 3310

Inside the Recording Industry

MANA 3301

Principles of Management (S-L)

MRKT 3301

Principles of Marketing

** Specific course to be determined by the Theory Placement Exam.

Note: In addition, General Studies course recommendations for a minor in Music Business should include:


Social Science: ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics is required.

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

Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University

DBU requires a minimum cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0 (comprised of transfer and DBU hours).  In addition to this requirement, DBU also requires a DBU minimum cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0 (comprised of DBU residency hours).









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Dr. Fansler has the qualifications to oversee this new program. In addition to holding academic degrees in voice and musicology, he spent 15 years in the entertainment business.

While studying music in graduate school, Dr. Fansler also owned and managed a business franchise. He finished school and began a career as a university professor, but he dreamed of working professionally in the Music Industry. That dream became a reality because Dr. Fansler did then what he now teaches—he combined music with business. First, he used his musical training to create a unique show targeted toward the convention market. Then, he added the business and entrepreneurial skills learned from the franchise to promote and market the new show to hundreds of organizations. The combination of music and business paid off. Dr. Fansler spent the following 13 years performing on stage before thousands of people throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.

Dr. Fansler returned to the university in 1996, but not before a 2-year stint in television, where he co-produced, wrote and co-hosted a magazine-style television program about small business that aired nationwide weekly on PBS.

E-mail Dr. Fansler or
Call (214) 333-5495

Dr. Terry Fansler
Department of Music Business
Dallas Baptist University
3000 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas, TX 75211-9215





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