BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Entertainment Management

The entertainment management degree at Missouri State can be completed in eight regular semesters. However, a four-year degree plan does not take into account dual credit or transfer credit that you may bring upon admission to the University. Make an appointment with your advisor to discuss schedules and options.

Sample schedule

This sample schedule serves as a guide for your course planning. Check our Course Rotations for future course offerings and consult with your advisor to develop the best degree plan for you.

This is a model four year degree plan. Your path to graduation may vary slightly based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school, your choice of general education electives, and placement in English and Mathematics.

This degree program can be completed in eight semesters.

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

ENG 110 Writing I 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
MTH 135 or above 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
Natural World with Lab 4
Total hours15

Second semester (spring)

CIS 200 Critical and Creative Thinking Using Information Technology 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Human Cultures - Humanities 3
Total hours15

Third semester (fall)

ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
CIS 201 Computer Applications for Business 3
ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MGT 286 Business Communications 3
Human Cultures - Arts 3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

ACC 211 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business 3
QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics 3
Natural World 3
Cultural Competence 3
Globalization Course 3
Total hours18

Fifth semester (fall)

ACC 311 Managerial Cost Accounting 3
HST 121 or HST 122 3
MGT 310 Introduction to the Entertainment Industry 3
MGT 340 Principles of Management 3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing 3
LAW 332 Debtor and Creditor Rights and Remedies 1
Total hours16

Sixth semester (spring)

MGT 410 Venue Management 3
ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions 3
FIN 380 Financial Management 3
LAW 335 Business Enterprises, Rights/Liabilities 2
MGT 345 Designing, Managing and Evaluating Human Resources Management Programs 3
MKT 364 Operations Management 3
Total hours17

Seventh semester (fall)

LAW 332 Debtor and Creditor Rights and Remedies 1
MGT 494 Internship in Management 1-6
MKT 410 Entertainment and Services Marketing 3
Entertainment Management List Course 3
Entertainment Management List Course 3
Globalization Course 3
Total hours16

Eighth semester (spring)

CIS 429 Information Systems in Business 3
MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy 3
Entertainment Management List Course 3
Entertainment Management List Course 3
Elective 2
Total hours14

*Entertainment Management List Courses*

Must select 12 hours from the following list:

AGR-399 - Special Topics

BUS-550 - Negotiation, Mediation, & Arbitration in Business

COM-429 - Techniquues & Cases in Public Relations

FIN-266 - Principles of Real Estate

FIN-390 - Intermediate Financial Management

GRY-308 - Geography of World Tourism

HRA-215 - Introduction to Lodging Management

HRA-430 - Special Event Planning

INS-415 - Risk Management

MGT-211 Talent Management in the Entertainment Industry

MGT-300 - Service Learning in Venue & Event Management

MGT-341 - Organizational Behavor & Leadership

MGT-367 - Purchasing & Supply Management

MGT-368 - Management Decision Making

MGT-397 - Business Report Writing

MGT-400 - Topics in Business

MGT-408 - Sponsorship in Entertainment & Sports

MGT-412 - Managing Events in Entertainment & Sport

MGT-413 - Managing the Sports Enterprise

MGT-465 - Managing the Human Resource Environment & Employee Relationships

MGT-486 - Administrative Communication

MKT-352 - Personal Selling

MUS-216 - Introduction to Audio Techniques

MUS-316 - Advanced Audio Recording Techniques

MUS-362 or MUS-375 or MUS-376 or MUS-393 - Musical Performance

MUS-529 - Introduction to Commercial Music

REC-305 - Meeting Planning

REC-320 - Fundamentals of Tourism

REC-422 - Recreation Facility & Area Management

THE-150 - Introduction to Theater Technology

THE-250 or THE-255

THE-354 - Stage Management

THE-495 - Theatre Practicum


GPA requirements

To apply for admission into the College of Business, students must have, at minimum, a 2.00 cumulative MSU GPA & a 2.50 combined (MSU & transfer) GPA.