It takes more than musicians to put on a concert, produce and distribute a great recording, or get a new guitar into the hands of a player. It takes many people doing the business of music.
On campus, Music Industry Management (MIM) students produce live concerts and other events throughout the year as members of the Music Industry Management Association, which functions as a student-run production company. Students are responsible for booking the artists and venues, as well as for promotion, hospitality, stage set-up, sponsorships, and merchandise. Internships in places like New York, Nashville, and California are a fundamental component of the program, further preparing MIM students to enter the field.
This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence.
September 13, 2017When Music Industry Management student Lacie Tryan set out to bring country music singer-songwriter Frankie Ballard and country music band A Thousand Horses to Ferris State University in March 2017, she partnered with middle buying agency Degy Entertainment to make… Read more »
August 10, 2017The Music Industry Management (MIM) program is under the leadership of a new director. Paul Kwant, who has served the College of Business as the Internship Programs Director since 2013, accepted a new position as an Assistant Professor and the… Read more »
July 19, 2017Every summer Ferris State University offers Orientation sessions for incoming Bulldogs. During orientation students confirm their academic major, meet faculty and staff from their program, learn about graduation requirements and financial aid, and register for classes. Meet the familiar faces… Read more »
June 28, 2017Students gain real-world experience at X Games By Katelyn Crain | Communications Specialist This article was originally published in the Spring 2017 edition of Ferris Magazine. It was the 2017 Winter X Games, but snowboarding was the last thing on… Read more »
October 17, 2016Last week five American Marketing Association (AMA) students traveled to Whitewater, Wisconsin to participate in a regional conference and competitions. In addition to attending speakers and workshops, three students participated in the Digital Marketing Strategy Competition and placed second overall.… Read more »
October 5, 2016Chandler Owen is a junior at Ferris State. She double majors in Music Industry Management and Public Relations with a minor in Literature. Chandler is a member of the on-campus organization, Music Industry Management Association. Five Weeks to Wellbeing: The Roman Edition… Read more »
September 15, 2016Music on the Muskegon is not just a concert, but an experience that will help bring the community together in celebration of our cultures, commerce, and art. On Saturday, October 1 from 12 to 6 pm students and the general… Read more »
December 7, 2015The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation advances the music industry through scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs. This year, 13 Ferris State University students received the NAMM Foundation’s 2016 President’s Innovation Award. Ferris State award recipient’s include: Alexandra Fiolek, Emily… Read more »
July 22, 2015“Music is an omnipresent force that affects us all. It’s how we tell stories, let off steam, dance, cry, laugh. You name it, music has it. It’s so much more than just entertainment,” says Music Industry Management (MIM) junior Josh… Read more »
July 15, 2015Kari Bosen attended her first concert in February 2008. She saw the Jonas Brothers at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Little did she know that this experience would ignite her passion for the music industry. “The second… Read more »
June 25, 2015Aspiring country music artist Daniel Amrhein, is interning with fellow artist Chris Steer in Traverse City, Michigan. Aside from interning, Amrhein does freelance work to become accustomed to the music industry and to promote his talents. “My goal is to… Read more »
June 11, 2015Each year, President Eisler sits down with a select number of students from the graduating class to learn about their life experiences. These Outstanding Graduates have excelled academically and overcome tremendous challenges to earn their degrees. Dai-Zhanie Plummer of the… Read more »
June 4, 2015Music Industry Management (MIM) student Katarina Cody attended a music industry conference in Nashville, Tennessee. A junior, she was motivated by the experience to excel in her pre-professional career at Ferris and to prepare for life after college. Cody was among several MIM… Read more »
February 24, 2015The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is a not-for-profit association dedicated to a belief in music. They are known for their NAMM trade shows and serve to strengthen the $17 billion global music products industry. Through various activities and… Read more »
February 4, 2015On Jan. 22, 27 passionate Music Industry Management (MIM) students traveled to sunny Anaheim, California. Instead of soaking up the sun, they spent the weekend networking with 100,000 music business professionals from around the globe at the winter National Association… Read more »
September 30, 2014College of Business grads are thriving in some pretty neat places. Music Industry Management alumni Haley Hoogland is a major success behind the scenes of the Electronic Dance Music business. Haley graduated from Ferris State University in 2010; now she… Read more »
June 5, 2014This summer, Connor LaRowe is living his dream. As a Music Industry Management senior, He is interning with Fusion Shows, located in Lansing. “I get to work with some of my best friends every day, doing what I love. Being… Read more »
June 11, 2013It takes more than just musicians to put on a concert, produce and distribute a great recording, or get a new guitar into the hands of a player. Students join their passion for music and their desire for a career in the music… Read more »
March 18, 2013Griz, Break Science, and The Floozies will be performing at Turn Up The Good 3.0. This event will take place on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Wink Arena. Doors will open at 6 pm and the show begins at 7… Read more »
February 6, 2013The Independent Showcase is a mini concert series that was held at the Rankin Art Gallery. Featured artists were Lucas Carpenter, Mark Rose, and The Icarus Account. Each of the artists performed on separate nights in February and March. The… Read more »
October 19, 2012Autumn Alive gives MIM students hands-on experience Ferris State MIM senior, Robin Fomusa, has spent months preparing for the 13th annual Autumn Alive concert. This year’s event will feature We the Kings and Fireworks. Last spring, Fomusa was selected as… Read more »
Applicants are expected to meet the criteria listed below to be placed directly into a College of Business bachelor/associate degree program except Graphic Design (DSGN), Information Security & Intelligence (ISIN), PGA Golf Management (PGA), and Professional Tennis Management (PTM) which have specific admission requirements listed in Section 3. Any mitigating circumstances will be considered on an individual basis by the College of Business Dean’s Office/Student Academic Affairs (SAA).
Applicants completing the SAT after Fall, 2016, must have a 2.5 high school GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and meet two of the three criteria below:
Applicants completing the ACT; or applicants completing the SAT before Fall, 2016, must have a 2.5 high school GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and meet two of the three criteria below:
ACT/SAT score requirements shall not apply to international students and non-traditional students age 23 or older. However, a placement test (specified by Ferris State University and/or COB) may be necessary for English and Math. Most students complete the Accuplacer at the FSU Testing Center or approved satellite location.
Applicants not meeting the above criteria (or criteria for direct admission into a specific COB program listed in Section 3), MAY be considered for an approved Associates Degree if:
Applicants are expected to meet the criteria listed below to be placed directly into a College of Business bachelor/associate degree program except for Accountancy/Computer Information Systems (ACIS), Computer Information Systems (CIS), Computer Information Technology (CIT), Graphic Design (DSGN), Information Security & Intelligence (ISIN), Music Industry Management (MIM), PGA Golf Management (PGA), and Professional Tennis Management (PTM) which have specific admission requirements listed in Section 3. Any mitigating circumstances will be considered on an individual basis by the College of Business Dean’s Office/SAA.
Transfer applicants must meet the following criteria:
ACT/SAT score requirements shall not apply to international students and non-traditional students age 23 or older. However, a placement test (specified by Ferris State University and/or COB) may be necessary for English and Math. Most students complete the Accuplacer at the FSU Testing Center or an approved satellite location.
COB students may transfer into another COB program with a 2.0 FSU GPA unless they do not meet requirements that are program specific. A “Program Change Form” will be processed in the Dean’s Office/SAA (BUS 200).
FSU students may transfer into a COB program with a 2.35 FSU GPA unless they do not meet requirements that are program specific. A “Program Change Form” will be processed in the Dean’s Office/SAA (BUS 200).
New applicants (FTIAC)* and transfer applicants interested in Accountancy/Computer Information Systems (ACIS), Systems Computer Information Systems (CIS), Computer Information Technology (CIT), Graphic Design (DSGN), Information Security and Intelligence (ISIN), Music Industry Management (MIM), PGA Golf Management (PGA), and Professional Tennis Management (PTM) have specific admission criteria as follows:
Any person admitted to a Ferris State University degree program may enroll in courses for undergraduate COB certificates. No more than 50% of the credits in a certificate may be transferred from another institution. If a student is in a FSU degree-seeking program, the certificate will not be granted if more than 50% of the certificate credits are required in the program/major. The certificate will be granted upon completion with an average GPA of 2.0 or higher in the courses designated for the certificate.
Individuals wanting to advance their career, but not admitted to an FSU degree program, may also earn undergraduate COB certificates.
Admission process for individuals seeking only a certificate:
Any mitigating circumstances will be considered on an individual basis by the College of Business Dean’s Office/SAA
*This document is subject to change. Questions should be submitted to the COB Dean’s Office/Student Academic Affairs (BUS 200) in care of the Director of Student Academic Affairs (231-591-2420).
SLG: April 9, 2013; Spring, 2014 (PHMT and eliminate PMIM); December, 2014(editorial); August 20, 2015 (criteria change: Section 1 preprogram requirements; PGA Golf Management name change); April and May, 2016 (Certificate process updates); Reviewed by AC: March 16, 2017 and updated on April 4, 2017 (Updates with certificate, ISIN admissions criteria, SAT updates, program changes, eliminate pre-programs, editorial changes); June 13, 2107 (MIM transfer credit clarification); June 19, 2017 (CIS transfer criteria update: combined college GPA 2.5 GPA); July 27, 2017 (ISIN computer recommendations; Accountancy/Computer Information Systems transfer criteria update: combined college GPA 2.50); August 16, 2017 (Edit); Oct 6, 2017 (ISIN AAS); November 7, 2017 (PTM edit “or USTA”);
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