2020-2021 Academic Catalog

B.S. in Commercial Music Technology to MBA

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Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Commercial Music Technology (CMT) degree delves into three distinct areas: music, technology and entrepreneurship. Qualified undergraduate students in the Commercial Music Technology program may be eligible to participate in the accelerated B.S.-to-MBA program, which enables them to take graduate courses that apply to both their bachelor's degree in Commercial Music Technology and (thereafter) a MBA. (The MBA program at Cal U hones decision-making and leadership abilities while also building specialized knowledge in a concentration area.) 

Program Coordinator

Dr. Stephanie Adam

Curriculum

The following curriculum shows the requirements for completing the bachelor's degree under the accelerated B.S.-to-MBA program. Additional graduate-level courses are required to complete the master's degree; refer to the graduate academic catalog for these requirements.

Course Credits
General Education Courses 40-41
CDC 101  Public Speaking 3
CMD 221  Speech Science 3
DMT 180  Foundations of Digital Media 3
ECO 100  Elements of Economics  OR  ECO 201  Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENG 101  Composition 3
ENG 217  Scientific/Tech Writing I 3
MAT 215  Statistics 3
MUS 100  Intro to Music 3
MUS 300  Jazz: HF&A 3
THE 211  Lighting I 3
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar 1
General Education Course (student selected) 3
Health and Wellness Course (student selected) 3
Humanities Course (student selected) 3
   
Free Electives 15
   
Required Major Courses
65
ACT 200  Financial Accounting 3
BUS 100  Introduction to Business 3
BUS 242  Business Law I 3
MGT 300  Principles of Marketing 3
MKT 300  Principles of Marketing 3
MUS 211  Keyboard Class 3
MUS 215  Comprehensive Musicianship I 3
MUS 275  Music and Recording Technology II 3
MUS 315  Comprehensive Musicianship II 3
MUS 314  The Music Industry: HF&A 3
MUS 375  Music and Recording Technology II 3
Applied Instruction Electives 8
Business Ethics Elective 3
Performance Ensemble Electives 6
Special Experience Electives 6
   
Business Courses (select three) 9
ENP 701  Entrepreneurship 3
ENP 705  Entrepreneurial Finance 3
MBA 700  Business Foundations* 3
MBA 710  Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis 3
MBA 720  Leading the Enterprise 3
MBA 730  Management Decision Making 3
MBA 740  Business, Government and Society
3
   
Total 120

* Pre-requisite for MBA 720, 730 and 740.

Program Notes

  • Completion of this degree does not grant the student a MBA; however, the student will earn 9 credits toward their MBA.

Applied Instruction Electives (8 credits)

  • Brass – MUS 109, 209, 309, 409 (1 credit)
  • Piano – MUS 119, 219, 319, 419 (1 credit)
  • Percussion – MUS 129, 229, 329, 429 (1 credit)
  • Woodwind – MUS 149, 249, 349, 449 (1 credit)
  • Voice – MUS 159, 259, 359, 459 (1 credit)
  • Guitar – MUS 170, 270, 370, 470 (1 credit)
  • String – MUS 179, 279, 379, 479 (1 credit)

Business Ethics Electives (3 credits)

  • BUS 342  Business, Society and Government (3 credit)
  • BUS 343  Corporate Social Responsibility (3 credit)
  • BUS 345  Business Ethics (3 credit)

Performance Ensemble Electives (6 credits)

  • MUS 187  Guitar Ensemble (1 credit)
  • MUS 188  String Ensemble (1 credit)
  • MUS 191  Choir (1 credit)
  • MUS 192  California Singers (1 credit)
  • MUS 193  Gospel Choir (1 credit)
  • MUS 196  Jazz Ensemble (1 credit)
  • MUS 197  Pep Band (1 credit)
  • MUS 198  Marching Band (1 credit)
  • MUS 199  Concert Band (1 credit)
  • MUS 307  Special Music Project (1 credit)

Special Experience Electives (6 credits)

  • MUS 485  Music Tech Practicum (1-3 credits)
  • MUS 488  Music Tech Internship (1-12 credits)

Additional Requirements

Refer to the CMT program page of this catalog for additional requirements related to completing the bachelor's degree.

Undergraduate students in the accelerated program may register for no more than 6 graduate credits in any one term, and in terms when a graduate course is registered, the student may not register for more than 18 total credits.

It is the student’s responsibility to apply and meet the qualifications of the graduate program portion of the accelerated program. Failure to follow through with enrollment in the accelerated graduate program will result in additional undergraduate credits to complete the bachelor’s degree, as outlined in the Undergraduate Credit for Graduate Courses policy.

Additional accelerated program requirements may be found at: https://www.calu.edu/inside/forms/_files/academic-affairs/accelerated-program-application.pdf

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