College of Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Music Business (BA Traditional)

The Music Business major is a joint offering of the Music and Business Departments. The major is designed for students who wish to work as promoters, marketers, assistants, or managers of musical organizations and individual artists in either the commercial or non-profit realms. The degree provides students with a foundational knowledge base in music and business, culminating in an internship with a professional musical organization in the Twin Cities. The skills obtained in this degree prepare graduates for entry-level positions in a variety of music and arts organizations.

General Education Requirements

All degree seeking undergraduate students must complete the general education requirements.

Degree Requirements

A bachelor of Arts degree consists of a major of typically 30 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, upper-level requirements, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 120 credits.

MAN 120Business Fundamentals and Entrepreneurship2
MUS 102Basic Musicianship *1
MUS 200Music History Survey3
MUS 303Musicianship III3
MUS 203Musicianship I3
MUS 204Musicianship II3
MUS 402The Business of Music2
MUS 498Music Business Internship3
8 credits of lessons & ensemble work combined8
Electives in BUS, FIN, ACC, MAN, MAR12
Total Credits40

Students may be exempted with credit from 100 level courses based on departmental assessment.