2024-2025 Catalog 
  
    May 29, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog

Music and Entertainment Business (MEBM-BS), B.S.

Location(s): Ferris Main Campus


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Bachelor of Science

There is more to entertainment than what happens on stage! Studying Music and Entertainment Business at Ferris State University provides you with the skills necessary for success in the contemporary music industry. Within this Bachelor of Science degree, students are able to choose a relevant academic minor, certificate or specialized concentration at no extra cost! We offer a personalized approach to career preparation in project management, marketing, sales, advertising, public relations, event management, promotion and production. Extensive hands-on learning opportunities are provided with our active student-based organization and through direct industry internships. Our graduates enjoy careers in areas such as Guest Services, Tour Management, Project Management, Product Sales and Event Management with local, regional and national employment opportunities.

The Bachelor of Science in Music and Entertainment Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP). (https://acbsp.org/)

Program Outcomes


  1. Formulate career paths within interdependent divisions of the music and entertainment industry.
  2. Interpret current and emergent technologies pursuant to the music and entertainment industry.
  3. Develop and employ marketing plans and sales strategies.
  4. Differentiate systems, and sub-systems within the music and entertainment industry.
  5. Evaluate and interpret research for strategic decision making.

Admission Requirements


New Student Admission Requirements


2.50 High School GPA (on a 4.00 scale)

  • SAT Scores Two of the Three Criteria:
  1. ERW SAT score of 450 or higher.
  2. Math SAT score of 500 or higher. Placement in MATH 109  or MATH 110  will be considered (Math SAT score of 480 or higher).
  3. Composite SAT of 900 or higher.
  • ACT ScoresTwo of the Three Criteria:
  1. English ACT score of 16 or higher.
  2. Math ACT score of 19 or higher.
  3. Reading ACT score of 19 or higher.

Transfer Student Admission Requirements


  • Combined college or university GPA of 2.35 (on a 4.00 scale) from all institutions attended. GPA based on completion of 12 credit hours or more. Developmental courses will not be considered in computing the GPA requirement.
  • Transfer equivalency for Ferris State University’s ENGL 150  or placement during the first semester at Ferris State University which would require an English ACT score of 16 or higher; or ERW SAT score of 450 or higher; or English Accuplacer score of 6 or higher.
  • Transfer equivalency for Ferris State University’s MATH 114  or MATH 115  or placement during the first semester at Ferris State University which would require a Math ACT score of 19 or higher; Math SAT of 500 or higher; or Math Accuplacer scores: Elementary Algebra score 75 or higher and College Level Math 0 to 49.

University Requirements - 39 to 41 Credits Required


First Year Seminar Requirement (FSUS 100 or Equivalent) - 0 to 1 Credit Required


All First-Time-In-Any-College Freshmen (FTIACs) must complete a one-credit FSUS 100  course, or its equivalent. Additional information and the definition of FTIAC for FSUS purposes can be found in the: Ferris State University Academic Affairs FSUS Policy

University General Education Requirements - 39 to 40 Credits Required


Courses in this section are required to satisfy the University General Education Requirements for a bachelor’s degree. The University General Education requirements can be found on the: Ferris State University General Education Requirements Webpage

Communication Competency - 12 Credits Required (or Their Equivalent)


Quantitative Literacy Competency - 3 to 4 Credits Required (or Their Equivalent)


Natural Sciences Competency - 6 Credits Required


Two courses are required with a minimum of 6 credits: must have at least one lab course.

Culture Competency - 9 Credits Required


Three courses are required with a minimum of 9 credits: must be from two different disciplines, have at least one 200 level or higher course, and have no more than 5 credits from Cultural Competency Activities.

Self and Society Competency - 9 Credits Required


Three courses are required with a minimum of 9 credits: must be from two different disciplines and have at least one 200 level or higher course.

United States (U.S.) Diversity Competency - Courses Required Met in Self and Society Competency


If not met by courses taken for Culture Competency, Self and Society Competency, or Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), a student must have one course with the United States (U.S.) Diversity attribute. Some courses include both Global and United States (U.S.) Diversity attributes.

Global Diversity Competency - Courses Required Met in Culture Competency


If not met by courses taken for Culture Competency, Self and Society Competency, or Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), a student must have one course with the Global Diversity attribute. Some courses include both Global and United States (U.S.) Diversity attributes.

Collaboration Competency - Courses Required Met in College Requirements


If not met by courses taken in the College Requirements section, a student must have two courses with the Collaboration attribute. Some courses include both Collaboration and Problem Solving attributes.

Problem Solving Competency - Courses Required Met in College Requirements


If not met by courses taken in the College Requirements section, a student must have two courses with the Problem Solving attribute. Some courses include both Collaboration and Problem Solving attributes.

College Requirements - 80 Credits Required


Business Core Requirements - 30 Credits Required


These courses are used to calculate the core 2.00 GPA requirement.

Major Courses - 29 Credits Required


Computer Literacy - 3 Credits Required


This requirement can be met with a competency exam or Microsoft Certification with elective courses to replace the 3 credits required. These courses are not used to calculate the major 2.00 GPA requirement.

College of Business Minor - 18 Credits Required (Advisor Approval)


A total of 18 credits is required with a maximum of 6 to 7 credits overlapping courses with degree must be substituted with directed electives to meet requirement to have a minimum of 120 credits. Two courses must be at the 300 level or higher.These courses are not used to calculate the major 2.00 GPA requirement. Choose one of the following:
1. A College of Business Minor; see the Minor section.

College of Business Minor - 18 Credits Required (Advisor Approval)

  • Directed Elective
  • Directed Elective
  • Directed Elective
  • Directed Elective
  • Directed Elective - 300 Level or Higher
  • Directed Elective - 300 Level or Higher

 

Notes


  • Students who return to the university after an interrupted enrollment (not including summer semester) must normally meet the requirements of the curriculum which are in effect at the time of their return, not the requirements which were in effect when they were originally admitted.
  • of 500 or higher; or Math Accuplacer scores: Elementary Algebra score 75 or higher and College Level Math 0 to 49.
  • Credit Variance - Credits required may vary based on course placement, prerequisites, etc. If you have questions, contact your advisor.

Graduation Requirements


In order to graduate from Ferris State University, students must meet both University and Programmatic Graduation Requirements.

University Graduation Requirements


These are the minimum graduation requirements for a bachelor’s degree at Ferris State University:

  • All requirements as specified in the University Requirements section must be met.
  • A minimum of 120 credits must be earned.
  • A 2.00 or higher cumulative Ferris State University GPA is required.
  • A minimum of 30 credits must be earned from Ferris State University to meet the Residency requirement.
  • A minimum of 40 credits of 300 level or higher courses must be earned.

Programmatic Graduation Requirements


These are the additional graduation requirements mandated by the program:

  • All requirements as specified in the College Requirements section must be met.
  • A 2.00 or higher cumulative GPA is required in the Business Core Requirements section.
  • A 2.00 or higher cumulative GPA is required in the Major Courses section.

Suggested Semester Layout


Consult Advisor to Approve Your Customized Plan in MyDegree

First Year


Total Credits: 15-17

Spring Courses


Total Credits: 15

Second Year


Fall Courses


Total Credit: 15

Total Credits: 15

Third Year


Fall Courses


Total Credits: 15-16

Spring Courses


Total Credits: 15

Summer Courses


Total Credits: 3

Fourth Year


Fall Courses


Total Credits: 15

Spring Courses


Total Credits: 15

Summer Courses


Total Credits: 3

Contact Information


Paul Kwant
(231) 591-2441
[email protected]

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