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)

Total hours15
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

Second semester (spring)

Total hours15
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

Third semester (fall)

Total hours15
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

Fourth semester (spring)

Total hours15
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 (Take ANT-100, GRY-100, IDS-297, OR REL-210 to also count on globalization list) 3

Fifth semester (fall)

Total hours15
ACC 311 Managerial Cost Accounting 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States since 1877
MGT 310 Introduction to the Entertainment Industry 3
MGT 340 Principles of Management 3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing 3

Sixth semester (spring)

Total hours15-16
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
or LAW 532 Legal Environment of Business Organizations for Professionals
LAW 332 Debtor and Creditor Rights and Remedies 1
MKT 364 Operations Management 3

Seventh semester (fall)

Total hours15
MGT-494 Internship in Management (taken during summer) 3
MGT 345 Designing, Managing and Evaluating Human Resources Management Programs 3
MGT 412 Managing Events in Entertainment and Sport 3
Entertainment Management List Course 3
Entertainment Management List Course 3
Globalization Course 3

Eighth semester (spring)

Total hours14-15
CIS 429 Information Systems with Business Intelligence 3
MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy 3
Entertainment Management List Course 3
Entertainment Management List Course 3

*Entertainment Management List Courses*

Must select 12 hours from the following list:

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

COM-439 - Techniquues & Cases in Public Relations

FIN-266 - Principles of Real Estate

GRY-308 - Geography of World Tourism

INS-415 - Risk Management

MGT-211 Talent Management in the Entertainment Industry

MGT-300 - Service Learning in Venue & Event Management

MGT-400 - Topics in Business

MGT-408 - Sponsorship in Entertainment & Sports

MGT-413 - Managing the Sports Enterprise

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

MKT-352 - Personal Selling

MKT-367 - Purchasing & Supply Management

MKT-368 - Supply Chain and Operations Modeling

MKT-410 - Entertainment and Services Marketing

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

THE-150 - Introduction to Theater Technology

THE-250 or THE-255

THE-354 - Stage Management

GPA & credit hour requirements

Electives, as needed to bring total credit hours to 120 and upper division hours (300+) to 40.

GPA requirements include a minimum 2.00 Missouri State GPA and a minimum 2.50 combined GPA to apply for admission to the College of Business.