Joint degrees: bachelor of music and business administration


Discover the business of music!

In 2018, Memorial because the first university in Canada to offer comprehensive, integrated studies in both business and music. This program aims to develop world-class musicians who have the business acumen to establish entrepreneurial ventures and forge successful careers in the music industry.

As of Fall 2022, Memorial’s joint degrees of business administration and music will become the joint degrees of commerce and music.

Students earn two degrees – a bachelor of commerce (B.Comm.) and bachelor of music (B.Mus.) – in just five years.

Learning and development will focus on:

  • Musical and technical development
  • Performance
  • Theory
  • Composition
  • Musicologies
  • Music technology
  • Ensembles
  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • And more!

Students enrolled in the joint degree program may choose from the following music majors:

  • composition
  • general musical studies
  • performance


Admission to the program is competitive.

All applicants must first meet the general admission requirements for Memorial University, and then be admitted to the bachelor of music program. The admission process includes an audition on the candidate’s principal applied instrument. Admission decisions are made with particular emphasis on an applicant’s audition and their academic performance.

For information on auditions, including dates and repertoire guidelines, visit the School of Music.

Students must also complete the required courses for Business One and achieve a minimum of 65 per cent in each course before applying for the B.Comm. program.

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Faculty of Business Administration

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000