Music (BA) + MBA Dual-Level Program

Become a better musician while you gain the knowledge needed to succeed in business.


Why Music + MBA?

There has never been a more vibrant time for creating sustainable and profitable careers related to music and creativity. With this dual-level program, you can explore your passion for making music while building hard and soft skills to land a job after graduation and pursue a multitude of careers in and beyond the music industry. This degree fits students who know they want to study music but do not want to focus their study solely on composition or the performance of a particular instrument.


How it Works:

This dual-level program allows you to condense what would be six years of study (four-year bachelor’s + two-year master’s) into just five years by starting master-level courses as early as your junior year. You’ll be able to complete all requirements for both degrees in as few as five years without taking summer courses.

You will also continue to receive your undergraduate scholarships and tuition aid for all five years of study, which will save you thousands of dollars.


Why Music + MBA at Cairn?

  • Grow as a musician and leader in this interdisciplinary program within a biblical, Christian context.
  • Set yourself apart in the job market by expanding your areas of expertise.
  • Learn the skills of a Cairn MBA to drive business success and the essential values of ethical, moral, and wise leadership in today’s marketplace.
  • Develop under the direction of faculty who are accomplished musicians and educators.
  • Join University ensembles like the symphony orchestra, wind ensemble, chorale, and opera theatre.
  • Take part in the vibrant music cultures of Philadelphia (30 minutes away) and NYC (just over an hour away).
  • Graduate from a program full of successful & driven alumni. 95% of our students are employed within three months of graduation.


Career Paths

  • Leading Artistic Organizations and Nonprofits
  • Entrepreneurial pursuits related to artistic goals
  • Executives for Orchestras and other Music Groups
  • Executive Positions for Music Businesses
  • Producer
  • Tour Manager
  • Operations Management
  • Sales & Marketing