Music Business

Bachelor of Music, Music Business

Roomful of Piano

Music Core:

  • Music Theory I, II, III, IV
  • Piano (level II competency)
  • Conducting
  • Music History I, II
  • 12 SH of Applied Lessons (six semesters)
  • Ensemble (every semester of residency)

Business Core:

  • Introduction to Computers I
  • Spreadsheet and Database Applications (Prereq: CS 101)
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Principles of Microeconomics (counts toward Gen Ed)
  • Principles of Management OR Business Communications
  • Marketing Principles

Music Business Courses:

  • Introduction to Music Business
  • Music Industry Career Preparation
  • Music Publishing
  • Current Issues in Music Business
  • Video & Audio Production for Live Music OR Electronic Music
  • American Pop Music
  • Internship (1 semester)

Directed Electives:
Select 16 SH (7 SH must be in music)

Music Business

  • Practicum in Music Business
  • Music Administration
  • The Music Products Industry
  • Artist Development
  • The Recording Industry
  • Video & Audio Production for Live Music II OR Electronic Music


  • 9 SH in Marketing will complete a Marketing minor
  • 9 SH in Management will complete a Management minor
  • 15 SH in Management (including Business Law)
  • 15 SH in Human Resources Management (including Business Law)

General Education:

43 SH in Communication Skills, College Writing, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences, Humanities, Multicultural Studies, and Human Well-Being. The following required courses fulfill general education requirements.

  • Principles of Microeconomics (Social Science)
  • Introduction to Psychology (Social Science)
  • What to Listen to in Music (Humanity)
  • American Popular Music (Humanity or Multicultural Studies)