Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Business Administration (2020/2021)
5.7 Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Music
5.7.1 Admission Requirements
  1. Admission to the program is competitive and selective. Prospective students are therefore encouraged to consider an alternate degree program in the event that they are not accepted into the Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Music program.

  2. Applicants who have been awarded a Bachelor of Music Degree or an undergraduate Business degree from this University may not complete the Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Music.

  3. Applicants for the Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Music program must meet the Admission/Readmission Requirements to the School of Music and must be admitted to that program.

  4. All applicants must submit a 750-word letter of motivation highlighting the applicant’s relevant past experiences, career plans, and motivation for pursuing the joint degrees program.

  5. Applicants may be requested to attend an interview.

5.7.2 The Curriculum
  1. To be considered for the award of the Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Music, a student shall comply with all regulations of the Faculty of Business Administration and the School of Music regarding the respective degrees, except:

    1. Notwithstanding clauses 5., 6., and 7. of the Core Program Requirements under the Bachelor of Music Degree Regulations, students in the Bachelor of Music program who are concurrently completing the Bachelor of Business Administration program will be exempted from clauses 5. and 6., and will be permitted to replace clause 7. with the following:

      Ensemble II: 10 credit hours according to Principal Applied Study below:

      1. Voice: Music 2700 and 2701, and 2 credit hours from Music 2611-2612, plus 6 additional credit hours from Music 2611, 2612, 2616, 2617, 3517 or 3518 with a maximum of 1 credit hour from Music 3517-3518. Students will be placed in one of these ensemble courses during each semester in which they are enrolled in Principal Applied Study. The assignment will be based on their ensemble audition, the appropriateness of the ensemble for the student’s musical development and program of study, and the need to create balanced ensembles.

      2. Piano, organ, or guitar: 8 credit hours chosen from Music 2611-2620, 3517, 3518 with at least 2 credit hours from Music 2611-2612 and no more than 2 credit hours from Music 3517-3518. An additional 2 credit hours of music electives chosen from courses beyond the 1000 level. Students will be placed in one of these ensemble courses during each semester in which they are enrolled in Principal Applied Study. The assignment will be based on their ensemble audition, the appropriateness of the ensemble for the student’s musical development and program of study, and the need to create balanced ensembles.

      3. All other Principal Applied Study, i.e. percussion or a string or wind instrument: 10 credit hours from Music 2611-2615, 2619, 2620, 3517, 3518, with at least 1 credit hour chosen from Music 2611 or Music 2612, and no more than 1 credit hour chosen from Music 3517 or 3518. Students will be placed in one of these ensemble courses during each semester in which they are enrolled in Principal Applied Study. The assignment will be based on their ensemble audition, the appropriateness of the ensemble for the student’s musical development and program of study, and the need to create balanced ensembles.

    2. Notwithstanding clause 2.e. of The Curriculum under Regulations for the General Degree of Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.), students in the Bachelor of Business Administration program who are concurrently completing the Bachelor of Music program will be permitted to replace that clause as follows: Business 1000, 1101, 1210, 1600, 2010, 2101, 2210, 2400, 2710, 3310, 3401, 3700, 4000, 4050, 4320, 4330, 4500, 5301, and 7002. Students are encouraged to note the prerequisites for BUSI 7002 and to plan their courses so that they have completed the prerequisites prior to the semester in which they plan to take BUSI 7002.

    3. These adjustments to the normal curriculum will only be permitted for students who are graduating with the Bachelor of Business Administration and the Bachelor of Music degrees at the same convocation. In order to meet all of the requirements of both degree programs at the same time, students who are completing the joint degrees are strongly advised to follow Table 3 Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Music with a Major in General Musical Studies, Table 4 Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Music with a Major in Composition, or Table 5 Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Music with a Major in Performance, as appropriate.

5.7.2.1 Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Music with a Major in General Music Studies

To be considered for the award of the Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Music with a Major in General Music Studies, students must successfully complete the following 160 credit hours with a grade point average on those 160 credit hours of at least 2.5 and a numeric average on those 160 credit hours of at least 60%:

  1. 53 credit hours from the Music Core Program Requirements as modified in clause 1.a. of The Curriculum above;

  2. Music 340A/B, 440A/B, 4800;

  3. 6 credit hours chosen from Musicologies or Music Theory and Composition courses beyond the 2000 level;

  4. 12 credit hours chosen from Music courses beyond the 1000 level including:

    1. a maximum of 2 credit hours from Music 2611-2614, 2619, 2620, 263A/B, in addition to those from the Music Core Program Requirements modified in clause 1.a. of The Curriculum above;

    2. a maximum of 2 credit hours from Music 2615-2617, 265A/B, 3514-3518 in addition to those from the Music Core Program Requirements modified in clause 1.a. of The Curriculum above;

    3. a maximum of 3 credit hours from Music 2021-2023; and

    4. a maximum of 6 credit hours from Music 3500-3513;

  5. 6 credit hours of English which must include English 1110 or 1021;

  6. Mathematics 1000;

  7. Economics 1010 and 1020;

  8. Statistics 2500; and

  9. Business 1000, 1101, 1210, 1600, 2010, 2101, 2210, 2400, 2710, 3210, 3310, 3401, 3700, 4000, 4050, 4320, 4330, 4500, 5301, and 7002.

Table 3 Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Music with a Major in General Music Studies
  • Fall
  • Academic Term 1
  • Winter
  • Academic Term 2
  • Fall
  • Academic Term 3
  • Winter
  • Academic Term 4
  • Fall
  • Academic Term 5
  • Winter
  • Academic Term 6
  • BUSI 2101, 2400
  • Music 340B
  • Statistics 2500
  • 1 credit hour chosen to meet Ensemble II credit requirements outlined in clause 1.a. of The Curriculum
  • 3 credit hours chosen to meet requirements outlined in 5.7.2.1, 3. or 5.7.2.1, 4. above
  • Fall
  • Academic Term 7
  • Winter
  • Academic Term 8
  • Fall
  • Academic Term 9
  • BUSI 4050, 4320, 4500
  • 1 credit hour chosen to meet Ensemble II credit requirements outlined in clause 1.a. of The Curriculum
  • 3 credit hours chosen to meet requirements outlined in 5.7.2.1, 3. or 5.7.2.1, 4. above
  • Winter
  • Academic Term 10

Harlow Campus

Optional: 6 credit hours in the Harlow Music Semester offered at Harlow Campus. [see note 2 below]

Notes:

  1. Students who are required to take Mathematics 1090 prior to Mathematics 1000 should complete Mathematics 1090 in Term 1, Mathematics 1000 in place of Economics 1010 in Term 2, and Economics 1010 in Term 4.

  2. Students who elect not to participate in the Harlow Music Semester offered at Harlow Campus must complete a total of 6 additional credit hours chosen to meet requirements outlined in 5.7.2.1, 3. or 5.7.2.1, 4. above as opportunities arise and as courses are offered during Term 5 through Term 10.

  3. Students who wish to deviate from the above curriculum, including students who wish to complete online courses or courses in the Spring semester, Intersession, or Summer session, should consult with an advisor in the Faculty of Business Administration or the School of Music to ensure that they do not experience unforeseen delays in completing the joint degrees program.

5.7.2.2 Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Music with a Major in Composition

To be considered for the award of the Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Music with a Major in Composition, students must successfully complete the following 163 credit hours with a grade point average on those 163 credit hours of at least 2.5 and a numeric average on those 163 credit hours of at least 60%.

  1. 53 credit hours from the Music Core Program Requirements as modified in clause 1.a. of The Curriculum above;

  2. Music 340A/B, 440A/B, 4800;

  3. 6 credit hours of Music 3140 and 3 credit hours of Music 4140;

  4. 12 credit hours chosen from Music 3100, 3104, 3112, 4104, 4112, and either Music 3106 or 3108. Students interested in this Major are strongly encouraged to take Music 3100 in second year.

  5. 6 credit hours of English which must include English 1110 or 1021;

  6. Mathematics 1000;

  7. Economics 1010 and 1020;

  8. Statistics 2500; and

  9. Business 1000, 1101, 1210, 1600, 2010, 2101, 2210, 2400, 2710, 3210, 3310, 3401, 3700, 4000, 4050, 4320, 4330, 4500, 5301, and 7002.

Table 4 Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Music with a Major in Composition
  • Fall
  • Academic Term 1
  • Winter
  • Academic Term 2
  • Fall
  • Academic Term 3
  • Winter
  • Academic Term 4
  • Fall
  • Academic Term 5
  • Winter
  • Academic Term 6
  • Fall
  • Academic Term 7
  • Winter
  • Academic Term 8
  • Fall
  • Academic Term 9
  • Winter
  • Academic Term 10

Notes:

  1. Students who are required to take Mathematics 1090 prior to Mathematics 1000 should complete Mathematics 1090 in Term 1, Mathematics 1000 in place of Economics 1010 in Term 2, and Economics 1010 in Term 4.

  2. Students who wish to deviate from the above curriculum, including students who wish to complete online courses or courses in the Spring semester, Intersession, or Summer session, should consult with an advisor in the Faculty of Business Administration or the School of Music to ensure that they do not experience unforeseen delays in completing the joint degrees program.

5.7.2.3 Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Music with a Major in Performance

To be considered for the Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Music with a Major in Performance, students must successfully complete the following 167 credit hours with a grade point average on those 167 credit hours of at least 2.5 and a numeric average on those 167 credit hours of at least 60%.

  1. 53 credit hours from the Music Core Program Requirements as modified in clause 1.a. of The Curriculum above;

  2. Music 345A/B, 445A/B, 4800;

  3. 3 credit hours chosen from Music 3722, 3732, 3742, 3751, 3764, 3774, 4701, 4702, 4703;

  4. 6 credit hours chosen from Music 2615, 2616, 2617, 265A/B, 3500, the former 3510, 3511- 3518, 3611-3613;

  5. For students whose Principal Applied Study is Voice, 12 credit hours, including:

    1. 3 credit hours chosen from courses beyond the 2000 level in Musicologies and Music Theory/Composition; and

    2. 3 credit hours in each of Italian, German, and French for a total of 9 credit hours;

  6. For students whose Principal Applied Study is Piano, Organ, Guitar, Percussion, or a String or Wind instrument, 12 credit hours chosen from Music courses beyond the 1000 level, including:

    1. At least 6 credit hours chosen from courses beyond the 2000 level in Musicologies and Music Theory/Composition;

    2. A maximum of 2 credit hours from Music 2611-2614, 2619, 2620, 263A/B, in addition to those from the Music Core Program Requirements as modified in clause 1.a. of The Curriculum above;

    3. A maximum of 2 credit hours from Music 2615-2617, 265A/B, 3514-3518, 3611-3613 in addition to those from the Music Core Program Requirements as modified in clause 1.a. of The Curriculum above;

    4. A maximum of 3 credit hours from Music 2021-2023;

    5. A maximum of 6 credit hours from Music 3500-3513;

  7. 6 credit hours of English which must include English 1110 or 1021;

  8. Mathematics 1000;

  9. Economics 1010 and 1020;

  10. Statistics 2500; and

  11. Business 1000, 1101, 1210, 1600, 2010, 2101, 2210, 2400, 2710, 3210, 3310, 3401, 3700, 4000, 4050, 4320, 4330, 4500, 5301, and 7002.

    Table 5 Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Music with a Major in Performance
    • Fall
    • Academic Term 1
    • Winter
    • Academic Term 2
    • Fall
    • Academic Term 3
    • Winter
    • Academic Term 4
    • Fall
    • Academic Term 5
    • Business 1101, 2210
    • MUS 345A, 3009 [see note 2 below], 3105
    • 1 credit hour chosen to meet Ensemble II credit requirements outlined in clause 1.a. of The Curriculum
    • 3 credit hours chosen to meet requirements outlined in 5.7.2.3, 3. or 5.7.2.3, 4. above
    • Winter
    • Academic Term 6
    • Business 2101, 2400
    • MUS 345B
    • Statistics 2500
    • 1 credit hour chosen to meet Ensemble II credit requirements outlined in clause 1.a. of The Curriculum
    • 3 credit hours chosen to meet requirements outlined in 5.7.2.3, 3. or 5.7.2.3, 4. above
    • Fall
    • Academic Term 7
    • Winter
    • Academic Term 8
    • Fall
    • Academic Term 9
    • Business 4050, 4320, 4500
    • 1 credit hour chosen to meet Ensemble II credit requirements outlined in clause 1.a. of The Curriculum
    • 3 credit hours chosen to meet requirements outlined in 5.7.2.3, 5. or 5.7.2.3, 6. above
    • Winter
    • Academic Term 10

    Harlow Campus

    Optional: 6 credit hours in the Harlow Music Semester offered at Harlow Campus. [see note 2 below]

    Notes:

    1. Students who are required to take Mathematics 1090 prior to Mathematics 1000 should complete Mathematics 1090 in Term 1, Mathematics 1000 in place of Economics 1010 in Term 2, and Economics 1010 in Term 4.

    2. Students who attend Harlow campus in the summer receive 3 credit hours of Musicologies. The remaining 3 credit hours may count as music electives or as a substitute for MUS 3009. Students who elect not to participate in the Harlow Music Semester must complete a total of 3 additional credit hours chosen to meet requirements outlined in 5.7.2.3, 5. or 5.7.2.3, 6. above as opportunities arise and as courses are offered during Term 5 through Term 10.

    3. Students who wish to deviate from the above curriculum, including students who wish to complete online courses or courses in the Spring semester, Intersession, or Summer session, should consult with an advisor in the Faculty of Business Administration or the School of Music to ensure that they do not experience unforeseen delays in completing the joint degrees program.