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Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Professional Studies in

Entertainment Management

Program Overview

With the continued growth of creative arts and cultural industries, the need for professionals who can effectively lead and manage artists in this vibrant and vital space is also increasing. Entertainment and the arts provide a public good that inspires communities and creates delight, bridging differences and building connections. Cut your teeth in the entertainment arts alongside some of the most creative minds in the field with a bachelor’s degree in Entertainment Management from Lipscomb University.

This innovative degree program highlights the financial and operational aspects of the entertainment industry to produce savvy business leaders who understand the unique aspects of working in this dynamic field. Whether you want to operate an entertainment facility or manage a talented artist, you’ll build the skills to oversee all aspects of the entertainment business. And with the guidance of experienced faculty who have connections in Music City, you’ll have access to Nashville’s booming arts and entertainment scene. Let us equip you to launch your career in this exciting industry.

Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

Ready to apply? Let’s get started. We’re here to help at every step. Here’s what you’ll need to apply to Lipscomb Online.

  • High school diploma
  • Completed online application
  • $50 application fee or fee waiver
  • Official college transcripts from all schools attended (minimum 2.0 GPA)
  • Official high school transcripts (if you have less than 30 hours of college credit)

Steps to Apply

  1. Complete our online application. Please be sure to list each college you have previously attended.
  2. Request to have your transcript(s) from your previous college(s) sent directly to Lipscomb. Mail to:
    Lipscomb University
    Online Admissions
    One University Park Drive
    Nashville, TN 37204
  3. If you have completed fewer than 30 hours of accredited college work, an official high school transcript is also required. Contact the school board where your high school is (was) located, and have them mail the transcript to Admissions at the address above.
  4. You may submit the $50 application fee via credit card after completing the online application, or mail a check made out to "Lipscomb University" to the address above.
Courses

Program of Study

General Education (38 hours)
Bible
Communication
Composition
Engagements
History
Literature
Math
Math/Science
Science
Social Sciences
Wellness

Leadership Core (24 hours)
INST 4103 - Research Methods
OGLD 4993 - Capstone

All of the following competencies are required, earned at the 3000 level or higher:
CORE 305V - Applied Communicativeness
CORE 312V - Applied Drive/Energy
CORE 318V - Applied Influence
CORE 326V - Applied Organizing and Planning
CORE 329V - Applied Problem Solving and Decision Making
CORE 330V - Applied Relationship Building
    
Upper Division Electives (6 hours)

Major Courses (18 hours)
EM 2003 - Nonprofit Arts Management
EM 3003 - Entertainment Management
EM 4003 - Entrepreneurship in the Arts
PSMG 3023 - Servant Leadership
PSMG 3503 - Management Principles for Leaders
PSMK 3503 - Marketing Concepts for Leaders

Electives/Badges/Certificates (3+ hours)

Degree Type Requirements (6-8 hours)

Minimum Total for Graduation: 126 hours

Tuition & Aid

Tuition & Aid

Time is precious, especially for a busy adult like yourself. That’s why Lipscomb created PACE, a personalized online program tailored to fit your career needs and busy schedule. Enroll in our eight-week SetPACE program or work on your own timeframe with our FlexPACE program.

SetPACE
Instead of a traditional 16-week semester, you can earn the same college credit in half the time—and at half the price of our traditional day program—through classes built for eight-week terms. SetPACE tuition is $525 per credit hour.

FlexPACE
Personalize your pace of learning by making a one-time payment to complete as many courses as you like in a four-month subscription period. Take one class a month, or ramp it up as you go—it’s up to you. FlexPACE tuition is $4,000 for a four-month subscription of unlimited courses.

In addition, you can earn up to 30 credit hours in one day through a behavioral assessment in our CORE Competency Assessment Center.

Financial Aid

Lipscomb Online offers the same high-quality degree as our traditional on-campus programs with the flexibility to fit your life at a cost that’s half the price. Earn a Lipscomb education in a way that fits your budget through financial aid opportunities like scholarships, grants, loans and part-time employment.

  • Grants: You may qualify for federal grants, such as the Pell Grant, or grants from other sources specific to your program of study and personal background.
  • Loans: Finance your education through one or more loans, either from the federal government or a private lender, that you can repay after college.
  • Scholarships: Depending on your credentials, you may qualify for scholarships from federal, state and other sources.
  • Tuition Discounts: If your employer offers tuition assistance or has a corporate partnership with Lipscomb University, you may be eligible for an application fee waiver and reduced tuition.
  • Military Benefits: Veterans, military members and their families attending Lipscomb may qualify for a variety of aid, including scholarships, stipends and tuition assistance.
Degree:

Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Professional Studies
Certificate

Credit Hours:

Earn up to 30 credits in assessment center simulation toward this 126-hour degree.

Format:

Online
Traditional 8-week term (SetPACE) or 4 months of unlimited courses (FlexPACE)

Lipscomb was a great experience. My advisor was phenomenal from the start. John Mott, onsite representative for Wood Personnel

Why Lipscomb Online?

Flexibility

Our courses are offered in two different formats. Choose from either a traditional eight-week class schedule or a four-month subscription program that allows you to take as many courses as you can handle. Pursue your goals with an education that fits your life.

Support

Enjoy all of the resources available to our traditional undergraduate students—completely online. Our expert faculty are fully accessible to you to provide one-on-one coaching, and with our online library database, you can work on the go.

Value

We offer several ways for you to receive college credit for both academic knowledge and life experiences. Earn credit by taking an exam, submitting a portfolio, accounting for military or professional training, and participating in our day-long behavioral assessment program.

You have what it takes.