Meet with the Music Business Advisor
Dzintra Malins, Academic Advisor
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:
- 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. Between 60-90 transfer credits may be accepted.
- Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (B.I.S)- Depending on the college, the A.A.S in Music Business may be accepted for up to 60-90 credits towards university transfer. NAU accepts up to 90 transfer credits from MCC students.
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) These two Bachelor's degrees are considered to be more academic in nature. Music Business students wishing to transfer to a B.A. or B.S. program should consider completing the AGEC-A or AGEC-B. Classes in the Music Business A.A.S. are, typically, assessed on a class-by-class basis for transfer and may be accepted as direct or elective credit.
A Sample of In-state Transfer Options For Music Business Majors
- NAU offers several transfer options for MCC Music Business majors. The BIS in Strategic Leadership offers a guaranteed transfer pathway for MCC Music Business students and accepts up to 90 Community College credits:
- 90/30 Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Strategic Leadership: Music Business to BIS Strategic Leadership.pdf. Learn more here: http://catalog.nau.edu/Catalog/details?plan=ISSLEA9B&catalogYear=1819
- ASU offers several, guaranteed transfer options for MCC Music Business majors (Note: ASU may take up to 75 transfer credits from MCC for this transfer pathway). Learn more here: https://admission.asu.edu/content/music-business-3?tid=164
- Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) in Applied Science
- Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) in Applied Science/Technical Communication
- ASU also offers additional transfer options for MCC Music Business majors ( Note: ASU may take up to 60 transfer credits from MCC for this transfer pathway)
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) with a concentration in Interdisciplinary Arts & Performance (ASU West): https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/roadmaps/ASU00/ASIAPBA/null/ALL/2018
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Digital Culture with a concentration in Music: https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/roadmaps/ASU00/HIDGCMBA/null/ALL/2019
In-State University Transfer Resources
Arizona State University: https://www.mesacc.edu/transfer/transfer-out/arizona-state-university
Northern Arizona University: https://www.mesacc.edu/transfer/transfer-out/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. http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/CEG
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: http://www.meiea.org/member_schools
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: