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MBA in Music Business

Those interested in seeking leadership roles in the music industry could develop the business and administrative skills needed to pursue this career goal when they choose to study in the Master of Business Administration in Music Business program at Southern New Hampshire University. Continue reading to find out more about this master's degree program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Business Administration in Music Business

School Offering Program:

Southern New Hampshire University

Program Prerequisites:

Prior to enrolling in the Master of Business Administration in Music Business program, prospective students might have a bachelor's degree in business administration or management and could have some entry-level experience in a music production company or studio. All applicants to Southern New Hampshire University must have earned a bachelor's degree to seek admission into this master's degree program.

Program Description:

Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Business Administration in Music Business program offers a diverse education in general business practices and disciplines while focusing on music industry strategies and concepts. In the area of concentration, courses could provide study in music business models, music marketing and promotions strategies, funding tactics, distribution processes, and artist management methods. Core courses could address managerial practices in accounting, finance, information technology, marketing, and business operations. Decision-making processes, management principles, and cultural diversity in corporate settings could also be discussed. Students without an undergraduate degree or one in a non-business subject might be required to take foundational courses such as math, economics, business law, and financial analysis.

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Financial Aid Available:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify. Contact the SNHU Financial Aid office to learn more about your financial aid options.

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Required Courses for a Master of Business Administration in Music Business:

MBA Foundation Courses

  • MBA 501: Mathematics and Statistics for Business
  • MBA 502: Economics for Business
  • MBA 503: Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • MBA 610: Business Law
  • OL 500: Human Behavior in Organizations

MBA Core 1 Courses (to be taken after completing foundation courses)

  • MBA 515: Business Environment, Innovations and Entrepreneurship
  • MBA 520: Accounting and Financial Analysis
  • MBA 550: Leading in an Organization
  • MBA 560: Marketing and Strategy

MBA Core 2 Courses (to be taken after completing Core 1 courses)

  • BMB 670: Music Business Leadership and Ethics
  • MBA 640: Finance, Economics, and Decision Making
  • MBA 665: Government Impact on Business
  • MBA 690: Operations Management and Technology

Music Business Concentration Courses

  • BMB 515: Music Business Structure and Strategies
  • BMB 630: Music Marketing Strategies
  • BMB 655: Music Business Finance

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates of Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Business Administration in Music Business program could begin to explore executive or directorial opportunities in music production companies, radio stations, recording studios, consulting firms, or concert venues. They could work in areas of promotions, marketing, tour management, licensing, production, sales, talent management, or recording.

Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Concert Promoter
  • Music Artist Manager
  • Music Business Manager
  • Media Promotions / Public Relations Director

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