Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Business Administration

Starting in fall 2022, the faculty of business administration will offer revitalized undergraduate programs that respond to the changing needs of the business world. New students interested in applying for fall 2022 admission should select "Bachelor of Music - Joint with Bachelor of Commerce" as their academic program in the admissions portal.


The joint bachelor of music (B.Mus.) and bachelor of business administration (BBA), is a five-year joint degree program, in which students complete an undergraduate degree program in music learning and development including: applied studies and mentorship, ensemble performance, chamber music, musicologies, music theory (written theory and aural skills), music technology, and career skills. At the same time, they complete a full business degree program and develop knowledge and skills in business studies including: accounting, finance, marketing, branding, management, strategy, and entrepreneurship.

Students enrolled in the joint degree program may choose from the following majors: composition, general musical studies, or performance.

Completion of the joint degree significantly heightens the ability of graduates to pursue professional careers in music and related industries from entrepreneurial ventures (e.g. performance, composition, studio teaching, digital media) to professional and managerial work within established businesses and organizations.

Admission requirements

Students are normally admitted to the B.Mus. degree program at the beginning of the fall semester. Successful applicants may enter the joint program immediately in their first semester. All applications must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar. The deadline for applications is January 15.

All applicants must satisfy the general admission requirements of the university. In addition, they must demonstrate their musical competence and potential at an audition and through a series of diagnostic tests. Auditions are held in February (Toronto and Halifax) and March (St. John’s). Late auditions may be scheduled if spaces are available after the March auditions. Applicants may also audition by distance through video or videoconferencing means. Detailed information on audition requirements can be found in the entrance information available from the School of Music.

Application fee

In addition to the University’s general application fee, applicants are required to pay a music supplementary application fee of $40 CAD.

Sample first year

Wondering what courses you would take in your first year? Check out a sample program of suggested courses for students pursuing a joint music and business administration degree.

Program Information

Faculty of Business Administration and School of Music


B.Mus. and BBA


St. John's

Co-op Available:



5 years


Fall semester only

Application Deadline:

Jan. 15 extended to Jan. 24 for fall 2022 admission

Supplementary Application:

Yes (for music only)

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