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Business, music programs added to college catalog – North Texas Daily

The university added three degrees in its catalogincluding a Bachelor of Business Administration in Sports Entertainment Management, a Doctorate of Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Arts in Critical Studies of Music and Society.

Originally named BBA in Integrated Studies in Business Administration with a concentration in Sports Entertainment Management, the new sports entertainment management diploma will still report to the College of Business, according to a press release. Bob Heere, director of sports entertainment management and professor, said the content of the degree had not changed, only the name.

“Course-wise, there was no difference,” Heere said. “We already had the course and curriculum as is – we just modified it so we could keep up with our own students and be more aware of their progress, as we really weren’t sure which of the integrated business studies majors was ours. ”

Also added to the catalog on DBA diploma under the G. Brint Ryan College of Business. This program differs from the current Ph.D. program offered by the university, said Audhesh Paswan, professor of marketing and associate dean of academic affairs for COB.

“We already have a doctorate. program,” Paswan said. “[…] Everything is fine, but the accent of [the] The Ph.D. program generally tends to be more basic research. Thus, in the Ph.D. program, students may or may not care about the practical implications of what they are doing.

Paswan expects doctoral students to do research, “but it’s going to be much more geared towards journals that are more applied research […],” he said.

The program is designed for working professionals who don’t want to stop working to enroll in school full-time, Paswan said.

The College of Music Student Services Center is located in Chilton Hall on November 1, 2022. Photo by Maria Crane

“We felt that, given that we are in the DFW metroplex, there is [a] market for the doctorate, and there is [a] market for DBAs, especially for managers who want to continue working and perhaps take weekend courses or a combination of hybrids,” he said.

Course content will be available online for students, and in-person meetings will be held over four weekends each semester, Paswan said. The program will be offered on the university’s campus in Frisco beginning next fall.

The Bachelor of Critical Studies in Music and Society is designed for students seeking a career in music but not aiming to perform or teach in K-12 schools, said Rebecca Geoffroy-Schwinden, associate professor of music history and coordinator of the new program leading to a diploma.

“We wanted to fill this gap,” said Geoffroy-Schwinden, “But also, […] music programs tend to be very exclusive in the sense that to get into a program, [so] you generally need to have a very high degree of education before you even arrive on campus. And so, the idea was to change that so that people who […] don’t want to be Carnegie Hall performers can still be part of the UNT music community.

The first class of students to take the program began this fall, Geoffroy-Schwinden said. Interested students can apply to transfer. Applicants will be interviewed and their transcript, along with their original university application, will be reviewed.

Currently, 11 students are enrolled in the program, Geoffroy-Schwinden said. She added that the program has received applications for the next academic year and that current university students are moving on to the degree.

“So far the feedback has been really positive,” said Geoffroy-Schwinden. “Students seem really happy with the community they form, both within the major and the College of Music, the flexibility of the study plan [and] the ability to chart their own path through the music program. There’s just been a lot of genuine excitement about some of the career possibilities, but also the opportunities to explore to learn all the things you could do in music as a career.

The selected image: An undergraduate advice sign hangs in the Business Direction Building on November 1, 2022. Photo by Maria Crane