Music Combined With Business
Are graduate studies available for this program? No
Can you major in this program? Yes
Can you minor in this program? No
This program allows students to focus on passions in both music and business.
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If you'd like to combine your study of music with courses in business, consider working toward the Stetson B.M.O.F. degree, the bachelor of music with elective study in outside field of business. This diverse and competitive degree program will enable you to prepare for both your chosen fields. The B.M. with an outside field in business can also be used as the foundation for a 5-year program that results in both a B.M. and an M.B.A.
This major is ideal for students whose interest is primarily in music, but who also have a strong desire to pursue a business-related area of study as well. Students in this major combine their music studies with a degree area offered by the Stetson School of Business Administration.
A Distinctive Program
This unusual program allows you to earn a music degree in four years and a master of business administration degree with only one additional year of study. Students who stay the fifth year to earn an M.B.A. may continue to study music while taking classes in Stetson's Lynn Business Center across the street from the School of Music.
Stetson's School of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and offers a 6-1 student-faculty ratio, an international faculty, state of the art facilities, and the opportunity to perform with award-winning ensembles.
The School of Business Administration is accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. It is housed in the Lynn Business Center, and offers the latest technology to students.
Academics and Research
All music students at Stetson complete a senior research project in some form through a recital, composition or research paper. B.M.O.F. students complete a senior recital, prepared for with guidance from their applied music instructor though weekly lessons and performance classes.
Facilities and opportunities
The School of Music at Stetson University takes advantage of three buildings on campus: Presser Hall, McMahan Hall and Elizabeth Hall. Presser Hall serves as the core location for most music majors, and houses all practice rooms, the majority of classrooms and faculty offices, select rehearsal rooms and the administrative offices of the Dean and Associate Dean. McMahan Hall offers an expansive space for large-ensemble rehearsals like the band, orchestra and large choir as well as percussion practice facilities. H. Douglas Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall is our primary performance space. This live acoustical room that can seat an audience of 750 is an ideal space for performances by organists, guitarists, choirs, soloists and chamber groups. The chapel houses our notable Paul R. Jenkins Jr. Beckerath organ, one of six Beckerath organs housed on the Stetson campus.
Preparation for graduate study
The program is structured so that the students can earn an M.B.A. with one additional year of study at Stetson.
Awards and Recognition
School of Music faculty members are all performing artists with expertise in the fields of performance, music education, theory and composition or music technology. School of Business Administration faculty members have expertise in management, marketing, finance, accounting, economics and business law.
Students are encouraged to take part in the Stetson Undergraduate Research Experience. Each year undergraduate scholars are selected in a university-wide competition for grants to work with a faculty mentor on a summer research project.
This combined program prepares students for graduate studies in music and/or business or for management careers in the performing arts. It offers excellent preparation for those interested in working in music-related business careers, such as management of performing arts facilities or classical radio stations, community cultural development, music publishing or sales. Graduates may also choose to become more marketable by investing an additional year to earn a Stetson master of business administration (M.B.A.) degree.
Alumni include Emmy Award-winning composer Wesley Whatley '02, creative director for Macy's parade and entertainment group in New York City.