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 2018-19 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

ENG 110 Writing I 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
Quantitative Literacy - General Education 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
Life Sciences or Physical Sciences (with lab) - General Education 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
Humanities - General Education 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
The Arts - General Education 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
Life Sciences or Physical Sciences (no lab) - General Education 3
Cultural Competence - General Education 3
Total hours15

Fifth semester (fall)

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
Total hours15

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

Seventh semester (fall)

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
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

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
Total hours12

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
  • GRY-310 - Fundamentals of 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 - 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.

Degree plan last reviewed 07-03-2018.