Music Industry BS / Business MBA

Major: Music Industry and Business Administration
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science (BS) / Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 237.0
Co-op Options: Two Co-ops (Five years)
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 50.1003
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code:
 27-2041; 25-1121

About the Program

The BS in Music Industry/MBA program offers students a program that combines an undergraduate degree in music business and technology with an MBA degree awarded by the Drexel LeBow College of Business. The program is designed to allow students to complete both the BS and the Master of Business Administration degree in five years.

The program is offered to qualified students who apply for this option prior to the end of freshmen year or prior to the completion of 90.0 credits. All students who apply for this option must take the GMAT entrance exam.

Admission Requirements

Students selected for this program will generally have a minimum of 1350 on the SAT, a GPA of 3.5 or better, and rank in the top 10% of their high school graduating class. A strong candidate for this program will have taken significant AP coursework while in high school.

Degree Requirements

Requirements
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development1.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
or ENGL 111 English Composition I
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
or ENGL 112 English Composition II
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
or ENGL 113 English Composition III
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
or MATH 121 Calculus I
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
or MATH 122 Calculus II
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
Required Arts and Humanities-students elect a minimum of 9 credits9.0
Required Natural Science-students elect a minimum of 3 credits *3.0
Required Social Science-students elect a minimum of 9 credits9.0
Music Core Requirements
MUSC 121Music Theory I3.0
or MUSC 122 Music Theory II
MUSC 125Ear Training I1.0
MUSC 130Introduction to Music3.0
MUSC 190Class Piano I2.0
or MUSC 191 Class Guitar I
MUSC 323Songwriting3.0
Music Elective (Select one)3.0
Music History I
Music History II
The Beatles
Rock Music Through the Mid-60s
Rock Music Since the Mid-60s
World Musics
Afro-American Music USA
History of Jazz
American Popular Music
Special Topics in Music
Music Industry Core Requirements
ACCT 110Accounting for Professionals4.0
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
FIN 301Introduction to Finance4.0
MIP 132Survey of the Recording Industry3.0
MIP 133Digital Audio Workstations I3.0
MIP 161Copyrights in the Music Industry3.0
MIP 179Introduction to Sound Recording2.0
MIP 227Listening Techniques1.0
MIP 270Live Music Industry3.0
MIP 293 [WI] Survey of Music Production3.0
MIP 361Music Publishing3.0
MIP 374Entrepreneurship in the Music Industry3.0
MIP 375 [WI] Marketing and Promo in Music Industry3.0
MIP 491Senior Project in Music Industry **9.0
STAT 201Introduction to Business Statistics4.0
WEST 100Introduction to Digital Design Tools3.0
Concentration requirements33.0-34.0
Concentration electives9.0
Free electives ***24.0
MBA Requirements
ACCT 510Essentials of Financial Reporting2.0
ECON 601Managerial Economics3.0
FIN 601Corporate Financial Management3.0
MGMT 510Business Problem Solving3.0
MGMT 520Strategy Analysis2.0
MGMT 530Managing and Leading the Total Enterprise2.0
MKTG 510Marketing Strategy2.0
MGMT 770MBA Capstone2.0
OPR 601Managerial Decision Models and Simulation3.0
ORGB 511Leading in Dynamic Environments: A Personal, Relational, and Strategic Approach3.0
ORGB 520Leading High-Performance Teams1.0
STAT 510Introduction to Statistics for Business Analytics2.0
Experiential Elective 3.0
Electives18.0
Total Credits237.0-238.0
Music Industry: Business Concentration Requirements
MIP 276Sound Recording for Business Concentration *3.0
MIP 336Contracts and Legal Issues in the Music Industry 3.0
MIP 376MAD Dragon Music Group (Taken three terms)9.0
MIP 394Big Data In The Music Industry3.0
MIP 395Digital Revenue & Creative Destruction3.0
MIP 396Global Recording Business3.0
MIP 426Global Trends in the Music Industry 3.0
MIP 467Artist Representation3.0
MIP 468Music Industry E-Commerce3.0
Select Three of the following Business Concentration Electives9.0
Radio Management
Media Promotion
Music Merchandising
Music Venues and Concerts
Touring and Booking
Cities of Music and Culture
Music Supervision
Total Credits42.0
Music Industry: Recording Arts & Music Production (RAMP) Concentration Requirements
MIP 233Digital Audio Workstations II3.0
MIP 279Sound Recording I3.0
MIP 333Digital Audio Workstations III3.0
MIP 338Audio Seminar2.0
MIP 379Sound Recording II3.0
MIP 381Audio for Video3.0
MIP 388Music and Audio Freelancing2.0
MIP 389Sound Reinforcement3.0
MIP 477Music Production3.0
MIP 481Mixing and Mastering3.0
MUSC 122Music Theory II3.0
MUSC 229Modern Arranging Techniques3.0
Select Three of the following RAMP Concentration electives:9.0
Electronic Music Production
Scoring to Picture
Synthesis and Sampling
Commercial Music Production
Studio Maintenance
Video Game Music and Audio
Analog Recording
Music Production Master Class
Digital Audio Workstations IV
Total Credits43.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

Sample Plan of Study

Music Industry: Recording Arts & Music Production Concentration 

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ENGL 101 or 1113.0CIVC 1011.0ACCT 1104.0VACATION
MIP 1323.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
MIP 1792.0MIP 1333.0MIP 2333.0 
MIP 2271.0MIP 1613.0MIP 2703.0 
MUSC 1213.0MUSC 1303.0MUSC 1223.0 
MUSC 190 or 1912.0WEST 1003.0MUSC 1251.0 
UNIV A1011.0   
 15 16 17 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
COOP 1011.0ECON 2014.0BLAW 2014.0COOP EXPERIENCE
MATH 101 or 1214.0MATH 102 or 1224.0MIP 279**3.0 
MIP 3333.0MIP 279*3.0MUSC 2293.0 
MIP 3613.0MIP 2933.0MUSC 3233.0 
MIP 3753.0(UG) Free Elective3.0STAT 2014.0 
(UG) Free Elective3.0   
 17 17 17 0
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ECON 2024.0MIP 3743.0COM 2303.0COOP EXPERIENCE
FIN 3014.0MIP 3893.0PHYS 107***3.0 
MIP 3793.0MIP 3882.0MIP 3382.0 
MIP 3813.0MIP 4813.0MIP 4773.0 
(UG) Arts and Humanities Elective3.0(UG) Social Science Elective3.0(UG) Social Science Elective3.0 
 17 14 14 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
MIP 4913.0MIP 4913.0MIP 4913.0Convert to Graduate Status
(UG) MIP RA&MP Concentration Elective3.0(UG) MIP RA&MP Concentration Elective3.0(UG) MIP RA&MP Concentration Elective3.0 
(UG) Arts and Humanities Elective3.0(UG) Social Science Elective3.0(UG) Arts and Humanities Electives3.0 
(UG) MUSC Elective3.0(UG) Free Electives6.0(UG) Free Elective6.0 
(UG) Free Elective3.0MGMT 5103.0ECON 6013.0 
ACCT 5102.0 Awarded BS Degree 
ORGB 5113.0   
 20 18 18 0
Fifth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
MGMT 5302.0FIN 6013.0MGMT 5202.0MGMT 7702.0
MKTG 5102.0(GR) Electives6.0ORGB 5201.0OPR 6013.0
STAT 5102.0 (GR) Electives6.0(GR) Experiential Elective 3.0
   (GR) Electives6.0
 6 9 9 14
Total Credits 238

Music Industry: Business Concentration 

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ENGL 101 or 1113.0CIVC 1011.0ACCT 1104.0VACATION
MIP 1323.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
MIP 1792.0MIP 1333.0MIP 2703.0 
MIP 2271.0MIP 1613.0MIP 276**3.0 
MUSC 1213.0MUSC 1303.0MUSC 1251.0 
MUSC 190 or 1912.0WEST 1003.0(UG) Free Elective3.0 
UNIV A1011.0   
 15 16 17 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
COOP 1011.0BLAW 2014.0MIP 3363.0COOP EXPERIENCE
MATH 1014.0ECON 2014.0MIP 4673.0 
MIP 3613.0MATH 1024.0MUSC 3233.0 
MIP 3753.0MIP 2933.0STAT 2014.0 
(UG) Natural Science Elective3.0(UG) Social Science Elective3.0(UG) Social Science Elective3.0 
(UG) Free Elective3.0   
 17 18 16 0
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ECON 2024.0MIP 3743.0COM 2303.0COOP EXPERIENCE
FIN 3014.0MIP 3763.0MIP 3763.0 
MIP 3763.0MIP 3943.0MIP 4263.0 
MIP 3953.0(UG) Free Electives6.0MIP 4683.0 
(UG) MIP Business Concentration Elective3.0 (UG) Arts and Humanities Elective3.0 
 17 15 15 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
MIP 3963.0MIP 4913.0MIP 4913.0Convert to Graduate Status
MIP 4913.0(UG) MIP Business Concentration Elective3.0(UG) MIP Business Concentration Elective3.0 
(UG) Arts and Humanities Elective3.0(UG) Social Science Elective3.0(UG) Arts and Humanities Elective3.0 
(UG) MUSC Elective3.0(UG) Free Electives6.0(UG) Free Elective3.0 
(UG) Free Elective3.0MGMT 5103.0ECON 6013.0 
ACCT 5102.0 Awarded BS Degree 
ORGB 5113.0   
 20 18 15 0
Fifth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
MGMT 5302.0FIN 6013.0MGMT 5202.0MGMT 7702.0
MKTG 5102.0(GR) Electives6.0ORGB 5201.0OPR 6013.0
STAT 5102.0 (GR) Electives6.0(GR) Experiential Elective 3.0
   (GR) Electives6.0
 6 9 9 14
Total Credits 237
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