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Music Business Track

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science

CIP 50.0999.02

University Studies Requirements 41-47 Hours

University studies selections must include: 

Communications and Basic Skills: CSC 199  Introduction to Information Technology

Social Sciences: ECO 213  Principles of Microeconomics

Recommended University Studies Elective: ECO 230  Principles of Macroeconomics

Required Music Courses - 48 Hours

MUS 098 Recital Attendance and Assembly(1)

MUS 099 Transitions

MUS 114-119 Applied Lesson

(two semesters at two credits per semester)

MUS 170 Theory I

MUS 171 Aural Skills I

MUS 172 Functional Keyboard I 

MUS 173 Theory II

MUS 174 Aural Skills II

MUS 175 Functional Keyboard II 

MUS 214-219 Applied Lesson

(two semesters at two credits per semester)

MUS 270 Theory III

MUS 271 Aural Skills III

MUS 273 Theory IV

MUS 274 Aural Skills IV

MUS 323 Basic Conducting

MUS 381 Music History and Literature I 

MUS 382 Music History and Literature II 

MUS 383 Music History and Literature III 300-level and above electives (6 hrs) Ensembles

(four semesters at one credit per semester)

Ensembles: Students are required to participate in a major ensemble involving their primary instrument concurrent with every semester of applied music study. Major ensembles include Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, University Orchestra, Concert Band, University Chorale, and Concert Choir. Some performance areas have more specific requirements. Students should consult their advisors and applied lesson teachers for detailed requirements.

Music Business Courses


31 hrs(2)

ACC 200 Principles of Financial Accounting 

JMC 391 Public Relations Principles

JMC 394 Introduction to Advertising

MGT 350 Fundamentals of Management 

MKT 360 Principles of Marketing

MUS 230 Introduction to Music Industry 

MUS 330 Music Business I

MUS 331 Music Business II

MUS 440 Entrepreneurship

MUS 488 Cooperative Education/Internship3 

MUS 489 Cooperative Education/Internship3

Total Curriculum Requirements ...........................120-126 hrs

(1)Six successful semesters of MUS 098 are required. To successfully complete the course each semester the student must gain credit for 13 approved recitals and have no more than one absence from required assembly programs.

(2)It is recommended that ACC 201 also be taken.

(3)Two internships for a total of four credit hours are required. May be repeated for a maximum of six hours from any 488/489 course.


The requirements listed above are an example of what is applicable to most students entering Murray State University at the present time. Criteria as they may relate to individual students may vary. The primary source is the Undergraduate Bulletin applicable at the time of the student enrollment. 

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