Oct 04, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Music Industry Business, BA


College Business
Academic Award Bachelor of Arts
Credits Required 125 semester credits
Faculty Lead Rowlanda Cawthon
CIP Code 50.1003

The major in Music Industry Business is designed to prepare individuals to perform managerial functions in the public and private sectors. The curriculum provides an educational experience for leadership positions in the business and professional world, and in various business ministries within the church-related, service-oriented institutions. The Christian value system and perspective, particularly as it relates to the modern business environment, will be integrated throughout the academic program.

Graduates with a degree in Music Industry Business are able to:

  1. Demonstrate foundational knowledge of common business principles.
  2. Articulate business concepts and theories to help solve real-world problems. 
  3. Apply career readiness skills needed for the workplace. 
  4. Implement strategies for demonstrating competence as a Christian business leader. 
  5. Evaluate practices and issues in business from a Christian worldview. 
  6. Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of music business practices.   
  7. Apply management techniques to expand musicians’ market share and their brand.  
  8. Develop a plan with realistic strategies to launch a career in music industry business.

Core Curriculum Requirements: 60


Humanities: 9


6 credits in this area must be from Writing Practice courses* (see Course Descriptions    for applicability)

  • ENGL xxx3 Any Literature course 3 credits
  • HIST   xxx3 Any Course in History 3 credits
  • 3 additional credits selected from the following 3 credits
    • Art (ARTE), Bible (BIBL), Drama (DRAM), English (ENGL), History (HIST), Language (LANG), Music (MUSI), or Theology (THEO)

Social Sciences: 9


6 credits in this area must be from Writing Practice courses* (see Course Descriptions  for applicability)

  • Select a minimum of two disciplines from the following: 9 credits
    • Business Administration (BUSM), Communication (except COMM 1213), Economics, Education (EDUC), Exercise Science (EXSC), Geography (GEOG), Information Technology (INTC), Management (BMGT), Marketing (BMKT), Philosophy (PHIL), Political Science (PSCI), Psychology (PSYC), Sociology/Anthropology (SOCI), or User Experience Design (UXDE)

Science and Mathematics: 7


  • MATH xxxx - College-level Mathematics 3 credits
  • SCIE xxxx - Science course with Lab 4 credits

Formation and Calling: 6


Professional Readiness: 2


Two Core Curriculum elective credits are required to be Career Readiness credits. These credits can be earned by taking a combination of Career Readiness Courses and introductory internship and/or job shadowing experiences. 

  • This two-credit requirement is waived for students who transfer 60 or more credits to NU
  • Students with 47-59 transfer credits are required to take one Career Readiness credit

Core Electives: 6


Select any college-level courses

Pre-Major Requirements: 6


Pre-Major requirements may be applied to the Core Curriculum requirements or General Electives

Social Sciences: 3


Science and Mathematics: 3


Major Requirements: 52


General Electives: 7-13


Any college-level courses

Total: 125 Semester Credits