Online B.S. in Entertainment Business
What courses will I take as an Entertainment Business major?
The B.S. in Entertainment Business offers academically challenging, biblically integrated courses that can be applied to your current work in the entertainment business or prepare you to enter a new area of the industry. Your knowledge of the industry will expand as you dive into courses such as:
Content Creation and Strategy in a Digital Age (CNMA 238)
At the core of the media business, it’s all about the content. Entertainment businesses develop, produce, acquire, and/or house user-generated content as part of their business models. The aggregation of this content creates studios, networks, platforms and brands. Students learn how completed content is acquired, how new content is developed, the greenlighting process inside organizations, and the strategies employed by industry leading companies to aggregate all of this content for the consumer.
Entertainment and Production Financing (CNMA 467)
What does it cost? How are productions financed? How are platforms financed? Students learn what it takes to finance a new idea/project, determine the costs, and learn methods of raising funds to cover the expense of licensing and/or creating entertainment. Whether working independently or part of a corporation, it’s knowledge every student would benefit from knowing.
Studio, Network, and Digital Media Corporate Management (CNMA 437)
This course is not about the product but about the people behind the product. Students will learn how a variety of media organizations are structured with a highlight on the current executives within leadership roles. Through the students, the class will learn about these leaders’ professional journeys, and will additionally understand how departments within these organizations interrelate with one another.
Bible and Theology Coursework
As part of Biola’s commitment to a biblically centered education, all undergraduate students are required to take 30 credits of biblical studies. As an Entertainment Business student, 15 of these credits will be integrated directly into your major's courses, with the remaining 15 offered through separate Bible and theology courses.
Career Outlook and Preparation
What can you do with a Bachelor of Science in Entertainment Business?
A degree in Entertainment Business can launch you on a new path or propel your existing career in entertainment. Whether you are commissioning scripts, hiring producers and directors, or working in content marketing and distribution, the education you receive at Biola will equip you to enter into a variety of roles such as:
- Development Executive
- Programming Strategy Executive
- Content Acquisitions Executive
- Sales Planner
- Sales Assistant
- Marketing Executive
- Integrated Marketing Manager
- Digital Media Coordinator
- Manager of Domestic TV Distribution
- Research Analyst
- Director of Corporate Partnerships
- Coordinator, Multiplatform Programming
- Scheduling Coordinator
- Operations Manager
- Coordinator, Media Planning & Strategy
10% job growth
According the Bureau of Labor Statistics job growth for marketing managers is projected to be as fast as average between 2020 and 2030.
BLS projections are not specific to Biola University students or graduates.
Online Bachelor's Degrees Admissions Requirements
If you're interested in applying to one of Biola University’s online bachelor’s degree programs, see the information below to learn about admissions requirements.
Steps to Apply
Want to get started with the admissions process? See our Steps to Apply for online bachelor’s students.
- Transfer up to 70 credits of work from other accredited colleges or universities. Learn more about transferring credits.
- Earn credit for your program based on past work or volunteer experience through the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). Learn more about PLA.
If you have any questions about the admissions process or would like to have a transfer evaluation completed, contact your admissions counselor. To maximize your transfer coursework, contact our success coaches.
Prior Learning Assessment
Whether you currently work in the business world or have volunteer and other life experiences, we want to help you get credit for the knowledge you already have. Through Biola’s Prior Learning Assessment, you can earn credit towards your undergraduate degree. You can use the tool below to see how much credit you can potentially earn.
Tuition and Financial Aid
As you consider the cost of college, keep in mind that more than 80% of Biola students receive some form of financial aid. We’re here to walk alongside you as you balance tuition and costs with different scholarship and aid opportunities.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How long will it take to finish my online bachelor’s degree?
The program has been designed to allow highly motivated students to complete all major and Bible courses in as little as 24 months, but it is flexible enough to allow you to work at a pace that will fit into your busy schedule. Speak to your success coach to determine your personalized pathway for successfully completing the credits you need.
Which agency is the program accredited by?
Biola is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). This is the same agency that grants accreditation to other schools in California such as the University of Southern California, Stanford and local community colleges.
What does biblical integration look like?
You will take a full 30 credits of Bible alongside your core major and general education courses. Taking the 30 credits of Bible will qualify you for a minor in Bible.