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

Bachelor of Arts degree consists of a major of typically 30 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 120 credits.

Prerequisite from General Education
Music for Life (3)
MUS 102Basic Musicianship *1
MUS 111Class Piano I *2
MUS 112Class Piano II *2
MUS 113Class Piano III *1
MUS 203Musicianship I3
MUS 204Musicianship II3
MUS 402The Business of Music2
MUS 498Music Business Internship2
MUS 7XX Four credits of music ensembles4
MUS 8XX Four credits of private lessons4
MUS 499
MAN 120Business Fundamentals and Entrepreneurship (Required for all Business minors/majors.)2
Select one of the following:3
Music History I (3)
Music History II (recommended) (3)
Music History III (3)
Business Electives
Select 15 credits of the following:15
Principles of Financial Accounting (4)
Organizational Behavior (4)
Managing Talent, Change and Negotiations (4)
Managing Volunteers and Fundraising (4)
Managing Teams, Communication & Projects (4)
Team Leadership (4)
Conflict Management and Negotiations (4)
Principles of Marketing (Pre-requisite for MAR470) (4)
Consumer Behavior (4)
Advertising and Promotions (4)
Digital Marketing (2)
The Business Aspects of Professional Selling (4)
Total Credits44

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