Joint bachelor of music and bachelor of commerce

School/Faculty: Music and Business Administration Campus: St. John's
Length: Five years
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The joint bachelor of music (B.Mus.) and bachelor of commerce (B.Comm.), is a five-year joint degree program in which students complete an undergraduate degree in music learning and development including applied studies and mentorship, ensemble performance, chamber music, musicologies, music theory (written theory and aural skills), music technology, and career skills. At the same time, they complete a full business degree program and develop knowledge and skills in business studies including accounting, finance, marketing, branding, management, strategy, and entrepreneurship.

Students enrolled in the joint degree program may choose from the following majors: composition, general musical studies, or performance.

Completing a joint degree significantly heightens the ability of graduates to pursue professional careers in music and related industries from entrepreneurial ventures (e.g. performance, composition, studio teaching, digital media) to professional and managerial work within established businesses and organizations.

Admission requirements

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Fall (September) semester Jan. 15 Feb. 1
Live audition and video submission deadline dates are available from the School of Music.

Students interested in applying for fall admission should select "Bachelor of Music - Joint with Bachelor of Commerce" as their academic program on the undergraduate application for admission.

Students are normally admitted to the B.Mus. degree program at the beginning of the fall semester. Successful applicants may enter the joint degree program after they complete the 10 courses (30 credit hours) that comprise Business One. All applications must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar. The deadline for applications is January 15. All applicants must satisfy the general admission requirements of the university.

Application fee

In addition to the University’s general application fee, applicants are required to pay a music supplementary application fee of $40 CAD.

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Additional documents required for admission

Your application to the bachelor of music will require you to submit the following:

  • statement highlighting your relevant past experiences, career plans, and motivation for pursuing the joint degrees program
  • musical teacher reference form
  • performance audition (in-person or by video)
  • assessments of musical literacy and competency

The School of Music provides full details on supporting documents required for admission.

Find the list of audition dates on the School of Music website. Late auditions may be scheduled if spaces are available.

Sample first year

Wondering what courses you would take in your first year? Check out a sample program of suggested courses for students pursuing a joint music and business administration degree.