Your degree, Bachelor of Music with elective studies in music business, will provide you with a broad knowledge of the music business industry and prepare you in many areas of the music business industry including, but not limited to, arts administration and venue management.
You’ll also gain an understanding of theoretical and historical knowledge, listening skills, a high level of proficiency in one area of applied performance, and basic skills in conducting, keyboard, and music technology and production. Your degree also carries an automatic minor in business administration.
Course Requirements (87-95 semester hours)
MUSC 105: Music Theory I (4 hrs.)
MUSC 106: Music Theory II (4 hrs.)
MUSC 205: Music Theory III (3 hrs.)
MUSC 206: Music Theory IV (3 hrs.)
MUSC 247: Conducting Fundamentals (1 hr.)
MUSC 305: Counterpoint (2 hrs.) or MUSC 405: Forms and Analysis (3 hrs.) or MUSC 400 Digital Studio Production (3 hrs.)
MUSC 325: Music History I (3 hrs.)
MUSC 326: Music History II (3 hrs.)
MUSC 446: Choral Conducting or MUSC 447: Instrumental Conducting (1 hr.)
Total: 24 hours
MUSC 226: Music Literature (3 hrs.) (hours counted in core)
Primary Applied (11 hours)
Performance Group (8 hours with a minimum of one hour being in a small ensemble)
Secondary Applied (4 hours)
Music Business Requirements
MIBS 150: Introduction to Music Technology (3 hrs.)
*MIBS 300: Music Industry Business: Business and Entertainment Law (3 hrs.)
MIBS 410: Music Industry Seminar (3 hrs.)
MIBS 490: Internship in Music Business (12 hrs.)
Total: 21 semester hours
Business Core: The candidate must complete the Business Administration minor consisting of:
ACCT 213: Accounting Principles I (3 hrs.)
ACCT 214: Accounting Principles II (3 hrs.)
CISS 160: Introduction to Computer Information Systems (3 hrs.)
ECON 203: Principles of Economics I (3 hrs.)
ECON 204: Principles of Economics II (3 hrs.)
FINC 312: Financial Management (3 hrs.)
MGMT 316: Principles of Management (3 hrs.)
MRKT 300: Principles in Marketing (3 hrs.)
One to three electives from the following or approved elective by advisor (3 hours):
MUSC 400a: Digital Studio Production I
MUSC 400b: Digital Studio Production II
BADM 340: Integration of Faith, Ethics, and Business (3 hrs.)
COMM 313: Principles of Public Relations (3 hrs.)
COMM 370: Introduction to Computer graphics (3 hrs.)
MGMT 410: Entrepreneurship (3 hrs.)
MGMT 485: Topics in Management (3 hrs.)
MRKT 302: Consumer Behavior (3 hrs.)
MRKT 304: Advertising and Promotion (3 hrs.)
(Or other electives in any area selected in consultation with the advisor)
Total: 24 semester hours
TOTAL: 87-95 semester hours
A minor is not required with this major; however, a built-in minor in Business Administration will be earned if MGMT 316 is taken.
*MIB 300 will be cross-listed as BADM 300: Business Law. This class will be taught in a special section focusing on Music and Entertainment Law, Copyright, Contracts, and Taxation.
Business Minors Available for B.M. with Electives in Music Business:
As a Music Business Major, you will automatically receive a minor in Business Administration if you take Management 316 as one of your electives.
Business minors are available in all the below subjects with 18 credits completed in any one area.
A minor in Accounting requires Accounting 213, 214, 313, 314 and two of the following: Accounting 315, 400, 425, 450.
A minor in Computer Science requires 15 semester hours of Computer Information Systems courses and requires that the Quantitative Dimension of the Basic Course Requirements be satisfied with Mathematics 151.
A minor in Economics/Finance requires Economics 203 and 204, Finance 312, and three courses approved by the advisor. The additional three courses may be chosen from the following: Economics or Finance courses numbered at or above the 300/400 level or Management 410.
A minor in International Business requires Accounting 213, Business Administration 360, Economics 204, Finance 312, Marketing 460, and 466. Economics 401 and Political Science 321 are recommended as free electives.
A minor in Management requires Management 316 and five courses approved by the advisor. The additional five courses may be chosen from the following: Business Logistics 320, 330, (or Management 330), Management 400, 403, 410, 416, 418, 422 (or Marketing 420), and 485.
Management Information Systems
A minor in Management Information Systems requires Computer Information Systems 160, 371, two courses in approved programming languages, and two Computer Information Systems electives above the 300 level (including ACCT 400). Students who had CISS 160 as part of their curriculum are required to select an additional CISS elective above the 300 level.
A minor in Marketing requires Marketing 300, 410, and four courses approved by the advisor. The additional four courses may be chosen from the following: Marketing 302, 304, 402, 404, 406, 408, 420, 466 (or Management 466), and Journalism 375.
Some career options are working in arts administration, orchestra management, arts council work, running concert series’, artist management, music marketing, venue management, music festival planning and administration, and others.
Recent graduate Sarah Huskey works full-time at the North Carolina Blumenthal Center for the Performing Arts.