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Music and Entertainment Business Articulation Agreement and Transfer Guide for West Shore Community College

Ferris Program: Music and Entertainment Business
Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
Ferris College: College of Business
Transfer School: West Shore Community College
Consortium Eligible: No
Articulation Agreement: Yes
Total Credits Required: 120-121
Catalog Year: 2022-2023
The effective dates for this articulation agreement are May 1, 2021 - May 1, 2024.

General Education Requirements

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39-40 Credits Required

Students are encouraged to work with an advisor to select appropriate general education courses. Diversity Competency - 2 Courses Required. If not met by courses taken for Culture, Self and Society, or MTA, a student must meet the following: 1 course with the Global Diversity attribute and 1 course with the U.S. Diversity attribute.

Visit the Ferris State general education page for more information.

  •  Communication Competency
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    COMM 105 or COMM 121 Interpersonal Communication or Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3 COM 110 or
    COM 101
    ENGL 150 English 1 3 ENG 111
    ENGL 211 or
    ENGL 250
    Industrial and Career Writing or English 2 3 BUS 257 or
    ENG 112
    ENGL 325 Advanced Business Writing 3 No Equivalent
  •  Quantitative Literacy

    Students must substitute General Education elective credits for MATH 114 or 115 if their Math ACT score is 24 or higher or their SAT score is 580 or higher.  

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    MATH 114 or MATH 115 Quantitative Reasoning for Professionals 2 or Intermediate Algebra 4 or 3 MTH 125 or
    MTH 121
  •  Natural Sciences Competency

    Two courses are required with a minimum of 6 credits: must have at least one lab course. The courses depend on chosen minor, please see your advisor prior to registering for courses. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies Natural Sciences Electives 6 Varies
  •  Cultural Competency

    Three courses are required with a minimum of 9 credits: must be from two different disciplines, have at least one 200 level or higher course, and have no more than 5 credits from Cultural Competency Activities. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    MUSI 121 or
    MUSI 221 or
    MUSI 228 or
    MUSI 236 or
    Three 1-Credit Music (MUSI) Activity Courses
    Fundamentals of Music and 1-Credit Music (MUSI) Activity Course or Music Appreciation or
    American Pop Music Since 1900 or Music in Film or
    Three 1-Credit Music (MUSI) Activity Courses
    3 MUS 101 or
    MUS 100 or
    MUS 105 or
    No Equivalent or
    No Equivalent
    PHOT 101 or
    THTR 219 or HUMN 240 or
    FILM 360
    Photography or Beginning Technical Theatre or
    Popular Culture or Gender and Race in Film
    3 ART 157 or
    THE 151 or
    No Equivalent or
    No Equivalent
    MUSI 232 Music and Culture 3 No Equivalent
  •  Self and Society Competency

    Three courses are required with a minimum of 9 credits: must be from two different disciplines and have at least one 200 level or higher course.  

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    PSYC 150 Introduction to Psychology 3 PSY 161
    ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3 ECO 137
    ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 ECO 136

College Requirements

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81 Credits Required

 
  •  Business Core Requirements

    30 Credits Required. These courses are used to calculate the core 2.00 GPA requirement. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    ACCT 201 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 ACC 121
    ACCT 202 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3 ACC 122
    STQM 260 Introduction to Statistics 3 MTH 123
    MGMT 301 Applied Management 3 MGT 201
    BLAW 321 Contracts and Sales 3 No Equivalent
    MKTG 321 Principles of Marketing 3 MKT 241
    MGMT 370 Quality and Operations Management 3 No Equivalent
    FINC 322 Financial Management 1 3 No Equivalent
    ISYS 321 Business Information Systems 3 No Equivalent
    BUSN 499 Integrating Experience 3 No Equivalent
  •  Major Courses

    26 Credits Required. These courses are used to calculate the core 2.00 GPA requirement. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    MEBM 101 Music and Entertainment Business Industry Fundamentals 1 No Equivalent
    MEBM 192 Music and Entertainment Business Internship 1 2 No Equivalent
    MEBM 292 Music and Entertainment Business Internship 2 2 No Equivalent
    MKTG 322 Consumer Behavior 3 No Equivalent
    MEBM 351 The Music and Entertainment Business 3 No Equivalent
    MEBM 358 Survey of Music Technology 3 MUS 104
    MKTG 378 Marketing Data Analysis 3 No Equivalent
    MKTG 425 Marketing Research 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 2 of 4) MKTG 231 Professional Selling 3 MKT 243
    (Choose 2 of 4) PREL 240 Public Relations Principles 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 2 of 4) Directed Elective (Advisor Approval) Directed Elective (Advisor Approval) 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 2 of 4) Directed Elective (Advisor Approval) Directed Elective (Advisor Approval) 3 No Equivalent
  •  Computer Literacy

    This requirement can be met with a competency exam or Microsoft Certification with elective courses to replace the 3 credits required. These courses are not used to calculate the major 2.00 GPA requirement. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    ISYS 105 Introduction to Microcomputer Systems and Software 3 BIS 160
  •  Minor or MEBM Specialized Concentration (SPZD)

    A total of 18 credits is required with a maximum of 6 to 7 credits overlapping courses with degree must be substituted with directed electives to meet requirement to have a minimum of 120 credits. One course must be 300 level or higher. These courses are not used to calculate the major 2.00 GPA requirement. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies Directive Elective (Advisor Approval) 15 Varies
    Varies Directive Elective - 300 Level or Higher (Advisor Approval) 3 Varies
  •  Electives

    In order to graduate with a bachelor's degree, a student must have a minimum of 120 credits. The electives required for each student may vary depending on courses taken. Based on how a student meets the programmatic requirements, they may need more or less than 4 credits of elective courses to meet the required 120 credit minimum. These courses are not used to calculate the major 2.00 GPA requirement. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies Electives (Advisor Approval) 4 Varies

Program Contact Information

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College of Business
Marketing
(231) 591-2426
[email protected] 

Ferris Statewide - West Shore Community College
(231) 995-1734
[email protected]

Admission Requirements

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New Student Admission Requirements

2.50 High School GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
  • SAT Scores Two of the Three Criteria:
    1. ERW SAT score of 450 or higher.
    2. Math SAT score of 500 or higher. Placement in MATH 109 or 110 will be considered (Math SAT score of 480 or higher).
    3. Composite SAT of 900 or higher. 
  • ACT Scores Two of the Three Criteria:
    1. English ACT score of 16 or higher.
    2. Math ACT score of 19 or higher.
    3. Reading ACT score of 19 or higher.

Transfer Student Admission Requirements

  • Combined college or university GPA of 2.35 (on a 4.00 scale) from all institutions attended. GPA based on completion of 12 credit hours or more. Developmental courses will not be considered in computing the GPA requirement.
  • Transfer equivalency for Ferris State University’s ENGL 150 or placement during the first semester at Ferris State University which would require an English ACT score of 16 or higher; or ERW SAT score of 450 or higher; or English Accuplacer score of 6 or higher.
  • Transfer equivalency for Ferris State University’s MATH 114 or 115 or placement during the first semester at Ferris State University which would require a Math ACT score of 19 or higher; Math SAT of 500 or higher; or Math Accuplacer scores: Elementary Algebra score 75 or higher and College Level Math 0 to 49.

More Information

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Select courses may be delivered online and/or in a mixed delivery format (i.e. a mix of online and face-to-face instruction at the Ferris Main Campus or at a statewide location).

To fulfill the residency requirement for a bachelor’s degree a student must earn a minimum of 30 credits from Ferris State University.

Steps to Apply

  • Complete your free application.
  • Submit official transcripts
    • Submit official transcripts from every school attended to [email protected]
    • Or mail to:
      Ferris State University Admissions Office
      1201 S. State St., CSS 201
      Big Rapids, MI 49307
  • Submit test scores (if required)
    • ACT Scores; go to the ACT website - Ferris State University School Code: 1994
    • SAT, CLEP and AP Sores; go to the College Board website - Ferris State University School Code: 1222

Advising Notes

It is recommended that potential applicants meet with an advisor to review the degree, course schedule, transfer policies and have any questions answered prior to completing an application. Ferris accepts transfer courses in which the student earned a letter grade of "C" or better. Additional policies such as the Ferris Sunset and Residency Requirement should be discussed with a Ferris advisor. Students who are completing the MTA may have different general education course requirements for the particular degree selected.

Meeting with a Ferris advisor prior to the selection of general education or elective coursework may reduce the chance of completing a course that will not apply toward the selected degree. Students must work with their Ferris advisor to declare a Minor or Concentration and for the selection of Directed Electives.

Once admitted, students are required to complete an orientation and should continue to meet with an advisor as they work toward graduation.

To schedule an appointment or for additional transfer resources and policies see our Transfer Resource page.

*Indicates an approved Ferris course substitution

Reverse Transfer Agreement

Ferris has reverse transfer agreements with several Michigan Community Colleges. Under such agreement, Ferris will provide your official University transcript to a partner school you have attended, so that they may grant you an associate or bachelor's degree upon completion of sufficient and appropriate credit hours from both institutions. In turn, the degree-granting institution will provide Ferris with an updated transcript reflecting the newly earned credential.

Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)

Ferris participates in the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA). This agreement will facilitate the transfer of general education requirements from one Michigan institution to another. Students may complete the MTA as part of a degree program or as a stand-alone package. The MTA consists of a minimum of 30 general education credit hours as identified by the college or university.

Students transferring to Ferris with the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) and entering a degree program will have met a 30-hour block of lower-level general education courses. However, this does not exempt students from completing program-specific prerequisites or higher-level general education course requirements. Students should contact their advisor regarding classes that meet the MTA.

Transfer Equivalencies Tools

The transfer equivalencies link is located in the Transfer Resources section at transfer.ferris.edu.

Disclaimer

Transfer guides are not intended to be a contract with Ferris. The information in this guide is subject to change and is aligned with the catalog year listed above. Students should contact their community college and/or Ferris to keep informed of changes. Students' final responsibility for verifying all transfer information lies with the student. Please refer to the Ferris catalog for the most current curriculum.

Partners may contact the Office of Transfer and Secondary School Partnerships with questions or updates at [email protected].