Music Business Curriculum

Bachelor of Music with a Concentration in Music Business

About the major: The concentration in music business combines the study of music business and business administration with a focus in developing professional skills necessary for careers in the for-profit sector of the Music Industry and adminstrative positions within major non-profit organizations.
 
Career opportunities: Students who pursue a major in music with a concentration in music business may be preparing for careers in arts administration, the recording industry, talent management, non-profit arts organizations, entertainment law, film music, the digital/internet music industry, radio/television, music publishing, music retail/merchandising, and public relations/marketing.
 
Requirements:
General Education Requirement  
MUH 1345 Music Cultures (to satisfy the Global Learning requirement) 3
PSY 1010 Introductory Psychology (to satisfy both the Natural Scientific Inquiry (NSI) requirement and the prerequisite for MGT 2530) 3-4
or PSY 1020 Elements of Psychology
Other requirements (i.e. Basic Composition, Oral Communication, etc.) 29
Piano Competency, Applied Music, and Ensembles  
MUA 1795 Piano Skills I 2
MUA 2795 Piano Skills II 2
MUP 1XX1-3XX2
Six terms of appropriate MUP courses (private instruction in principal instrument or voice, one credit per term. See Principal and Secondary Private Instruction Courses)
6
Select six terms of major ensemble (must be elected concurrently with MUP private instruction) of the following: 6
MUA 2800 University Bands 1
MUA 2810 University Symphony Orchestra 1
MUA 2820 Jazz Big Band 1
MUA 2822 Jazz Guitar Ensemble 1
MUA 2840 Choral Union 1
MUA 2850 Concert Chorale 1
General Lectures and Concerts  
MUA 0900 General Lectures and Concerts (four terms) 0
Music History, Theory, and Technology  
MUH 3310 Music History and Literature I 3
MUH 3320 Music History and Literature II 3
MUH 3330 Music History and Literature III 3
MUT 1140 Theory I 3
MUT 1150 Ear Training I 1
MUT 1160 Theory II 3
MUT 1170 Ear Training II 1
MUT 2140 Theory III 3
MUT 2150 Ear Training III 1
MUT 2160 Theory IV 3
MUT 2170 Ear Training IV 1
MUT 5997 Analytical Techniques 3
MUA 2500 Music Technology 3
Music Business Requirements  
MUA 2400 Music Business I 3
MUA 3670 Conducting Techniques I 2
MUA 5600 Music Business II 3
MUA 2510 Studio Recording Techniques 2
MUA 5700 Music Business III 3
MUA 5800 Music Business IV 3
MUA 4650 Directed Study: Internships (two terms: 4 credits, typically one- and three-credit elections) 1-3
Business Courses and Related Requirements  
ACC 3010 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
BA 2300 Quantitative Methods I: Probability and Statistical Inference 3
ECO 2010 Principles of Microeconomics 4
ECO 2020 Principles of Macroeconomics 4
MGT 2530 Management of Organizational Behavior 3
MKT 2300 Marketing Management 3
Total Credits 128
NOTE: Music Business Majors (Minor Business Option)

Music business majors may obtain a Minor in Business Administration by electing FIN 3290 and one additional elective course in the Mike Ilitch School of Business. See Business Administration Minor for further information.

 
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