Music Business / Entrepreneurship Major

The Music Business / Entrepreneurship degree prepares students for careers in business that are related to the music industry, such as retail, recording/production, publishing, instruction, etc.

Information on how the student might start his/her own business will also be presented.


Part 1: General Education Core
(See Core Studies Requirements)

Part 2: Music Business/Entrepreneurship Major

51-52 credits, 24 in residence. 18 credits upper division. Required:

MUS 121 Theory I 3
MUS 121B Aural Skills I 1
MUS 122 Theory II 3
MUS 122B Aural Skills II 1
MUS 221 Theory III 3
MUS 221B Functional Keyboard Skills I 1
MUS 222 Theory IV 3
MUS 221B Functional Keyboard Skills II 1
MUS 101/201/301 Applied Music 1
MUS 102/202/302 Applied Music 1
MUS 201/203/301/303/401 Applied Music 1
MUS 202/204/302/304/402 Applied Music 1
MUS 314 C.C. or MUS 315 W.E. Concert Choir or Wind Ensemble 1-2
MUS 314B C.C. or MUS 315B W.E. Concert Choir or Wind Ensemble 1-2
MUS 314C C.C. or MUS 315C W.E. Concert Choir or Wind Ensemble 1-2
MUS 314D C.C. or MUS 315D W.E. Concert Choir or Wind Ensemble 1-2
MUS/FA 242 Global Worship through the Arts 3
MUS 250 Introduction to Audio Recording 2
MUS 330 Conducting 2
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 2-3
OR SE 101 Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship 2-3
BUS 211 Financial Accounting 3
BUS 242 Marketing 3
SE 301 Entrepreneurship Enterprise 3
OR BUS 321 Organizational Behavior and Design 3
SE 111 Entrepreneurial Leadership in an Urban Context 3
OR BUS 310 Management Theory and Practice 3
SE 352 Entrepreneurial Project 3
BUS 495 Internship 3


  • Understand the formal, melodic, harmonic, rhythmic, and textural structure of music.
  • Recognize historical context as it applies to a broad development of musical styles.
  • Evaluate music and music performances and their subsequent roles in each.
  • Translate knowledge into skills through rehearsal and performance.
  • Prepare music through the accumulated learning received in the classroom.
  • Associate the meaning of music in business applications.
  • Experiment with music as communication for its social and aesthetic influence.
  • Propose the potential of music’s power for concerts, recordings, publishing, and such.

(Updated Sept. 2015)