Transfer Opportunities

Transfer Questions?

Meet with Academic Advisor:
Advising Office, Main Campus, Southern and Dobson
Phone: 480-461-7941

MCC Transfer Website

While the Music Business program at MCC is geared towards the development of Career and Technical expertise, students do have the option of transferring to a 4-year College or University to complete a Bachelor's degree.

The most common Bachelor Degree options for Career students include:

  1. Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.)- With the B.A.S. degree, Community College credits are, generally, accepted in complete block from the A.A.S. degree and students, typically, start at the Junior level when transferring to the University.
  2. Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.)- These two Bachelor's degrees are considered to be more academic in nature, so Community College credits are, usually, assessed on a class-by-class basis. Students with an A.A.S. degree may start as Freshman or Sophomores when transferring into an academic program at a college or university.

A Sample of In-state Transfer Options

In-State University Transfer Resources

Arizona State University:
Northern Arizona University:

Arizona State Transfer Course Equivalency Guide (CEG)

The state Course Equivalency Guide designates how a course transfers to Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona from the Arizona public community colleges. Students who plan to transfer to a 4-year Bachelor's program should plan to work with an advisor, as early as possible, to be sure their selected courses will transfer.

Out-of-State Transfer Opportunities

MCC Music Business students can and have transferred to a variety of out-of-state, 4-year Music Business & Music Technology programs including: Belmont, CSUN, NYU, Drexel, University of Colorado, McNalley Smith College of Music, Berklee College of Music, Middle Tennessee State University, Loyola and others. For a list of 4-year college Music Business programs, go to:

MCC Music Business Program Check Sheets

The MCC Music Business Program offers an innovative career and technical curriculum designed to prepare students for today’s music industry. Students can choose from several options for college completion including an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Music Business, a Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Music Business and a CCL in Disc Jockey Techniques.

The Music Business CCL and AAS degree are designed for both the performing musician and the business student with limited performing experience. This program places a particular emphasis on business and marketing, along with music industry-related courses and hands-on experiences. The CCL in Disc Jockey Techniques is geared towards performance and technical skills acquisition in addition to self-promotion and marketing for DJs.  Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses within these programs to attain graduation. See the program check sheets: