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Music and Entertainment Business program

Music and Entertainment Business

Learn the Business of Music

It takes more than musicians to put on a concert, produce and distribute a great recording, or get a new guitar into the hands of a player. It takes many people doing the business of music. In our Music and Entertainment Business program, you will learn to be one of those people.

At Ferris, you will develop a deep understanding of the multi-faceted music and entertainment industry, of which music creation, distribution, and consumption are only one part of. You will expand your knowledge and skills into concerts, festivals, branding, fashion and merchandising through top internships in places like Los Angeles, Nashville and New York. As a member of the Music and Entertainment Business Association, you will help produce live shows and other entertainment events on campus by booking artists and venues and managing promotion, sponsorship, hospitality, stage set-up and more. 

The music and entertainment is one of largest and most diverse industries in the world. With your degree from Ferris, you will ready to establish yourself as a leader in the field.

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Program Details

  •  Admission Requirements

    New Student Admission Requirements

    SAT Scores
    • 2.50 High School GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
    • Two of the Three Criteria:
    • 1. ERW SAT score of 450 or higher.
    • 2. Math SAT score of 500 or higher. Placement in MATH 109 or 110 will be considered (Math SAT score of 480 or higher).
    • 3. Composite SAT of 900 or higher.  
    ACT Scores
    • 2.50 High School GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
    • Two of the Three Criteria:
    • 1. English ACT score of 16 or higher.
    • 2. Math ACT score of 19 or higher.
    • 3. Reading ACT score of 19 or higher.

    Transfer Student Admission Requirements

    • Combined college or university GPA of 2.35 (on a 4.00 scale) from all institutions attended.
    • GPA based on completion of 12 credit hours or more.
    • Developmental courses will not be considered in computing the GPA requirement.
    • Transfer equivalency for Ferris State University’s ENGL 150 or placement during the first semester at Ferris State University which would require an English ACT score of 16 or higher; or ERW SAT score of 450 or higher; or English Accuplacer score of 6 or higher. Transfer equivalency for Ferris State University’s MATH 114 or 115 or placement during the first semester at Ferris State University which would require a Math ACT score of 19 or higher; Math SAT of 500 or higher; or Math Accuplacer scores: Elementary Algebra score 75 or higher and College Level Math 0 to 49.
  •  Degrees
  •  Faculty and Staff

    Paul Kwant

    Assistant Professor
    Music and Entertainment Business Program Director

    Michelle McNall

    Secretary

  •  Key Courses
    • Industry Fundamentals
    • The Music and Entertainment Business
    • Public Relations Principals
    • Consumer Behavior
    • Marketing Data Analysis
    • Marketing Research

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Music and Entertainment Business Association

The Music and Entertainment Business Association (MEBA) is an on-campus organization at Ferris State University. As a registered student organization it provides participants with many career development opportunities. Our students are actively involved in exciting music and entertainment experiences that focus on the consumer. They are able to participate in the annual Music Biz Conference (Nashville, Tennessee), NAMM Shows (Anaheim, California and Nashville, Tennessee), and site visits to local and regional organizations. Learn more about MEBA

Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence.