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 121Theory I3
MUS 121BAural Skills I1
MUS 122Theory II3
MUS 122BAural Skills II1
MUS 221Theory III3
MUS 221BFunctional Keyboard Skills I1
MUS 222Theory IV3
MUS 221BFunctional Keyboard Skills II1
MUS 101/201/301Applied Music1
MUS 102/202/302Applied Music1
MUS 201/203/301/303/401Applied Music1
MUS 202/204/302/304/402Applied Music1
MUS 314 C.C. or MUS 315 W.E.Concert Choir or Wind Ensemble1-2
MUS 314B C.C. or MUS 315B W.E.Concert Choir or Wind Ensemble1-2
MUS 314C C.C. or MUS 315C W.E.Concert Choir or Wind Ensemble1-2
MUS 314D C.C. or MUS 315D W.E.Concert Choir or Wind Ensemble1-2
MUS/FA 242Global Worship through the Arts3
MUS 250Introduction to Audio Recording2
MUS 330Conducting2
BUS 101Introduction to Business2-3
OR SE 101Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship2-3
BUS 211Financial Accounting3
BUS 242Marketing3
SE 301Entrepreneurship Enterprise3
OR BUS 321Organizational Behavior and Design3
SE 111Entrepreneurial Leadership in an Urban Context3
OR BUS 310Management Theory and Practice3
SE 352Entrepreneurial Project3
BUS 495Internship3


  • 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)