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Management

The Bachelor of Arts in Music with a Music-Management concentration is offered as a combined program of the departments of Music and Economics and Management. The purpose of the program is to provide students with both an understanding of these fields and the opportunity to diversify their studies. For the individual interested in the Music-Management concentration, a sequence of courses enables the student to become widely acquainted with the history and theory of music and to have the opportunity to take part in the various musical activities on campus.

At the same time, a sequence of courses provides the core knowledge of methods, concepts, and principles of management. Like the B.A. in Music and the B. Mus. degree, the B.A. in Music with a concentration in Music Management requires more credits for graduation than the typical Manhattanville B.A. This is to accommodate the requirements in both departments and to allow for a distribution of courses from other departments. Graduates of the program will have the skills necessary to enter the business world with the special capability to address issues in the arts. Practical experience in both fields will be encouraged through the various performing organizations and through the Manhattanville internship program.

Note: Courses with the MGT department code, most courses with the MUA department code, as well as some courses with the MUMG department code, are not liberal arts courses. Students should work carefully with their advisors to schedule a minimum of 90 liberal arts credits, which will involve the selection of elective courses that meet the criteria for liberal arts. Courses followed by two asterisks do not count for liberal arts.

Thirteen required core management courses as follows:

  • ECO 1011-1012: Principles of Economic I and II
  • MGT 1001: Fundamentals of Management**
  • MGT 1002: Fundamental of Accounting I**
  • MGT 1003: Introduction to Marketing**
  • MGT 1007: Computer Concepts** or equivalent MAC course
  • MUMG 1011: Introduction to the Music Business**
  • MUMG 2011: Music Publishing and the Copyright Law
  • MUMG 2012: The Music Recording and Broadcast Industries
  • MUMG 3011: Contracts and Legal Issues for the Music Business
  • MUMG or MGT: Elective (3 cr.)
  • MUMG 4997: Internship in Music Management**
  • MUMG 3997: Internship Seminar in Music Management

Thirteen required core music courses as follows:

  • MUT 1040-1041: Creative Process I, II
  • MUT 1031-1032: Comprehensive Musicianship and Keyboard Harmony I
  • MUT 1033-1034: Comprehensive Musicianship and Keyboard Harmony II
  • MUH 1007: Listening to Music
  • MUH ____: Music History Elective
  • MUH 2011-2012: Survey of Western Music I, II
  • MUH 3997: Music Senior Seminar
  • Plus 6 credits in Applied Music, including Music Technology, ensemble classes and/or private lessons.

Senior Evaluation
All candidates must complete: MUH 3997: Music Senior Seminar and MUMG 3997 Internship Project Seminar. A grade of C constitutes the minimum standard for each part of a successful senior evaluation.

Other Requirements
The program requires 130 credits for graduation. Since the core courses already require 70 credits, no minor is required. However, candidates are expected to fulfill all liberal arts distribution and portfolio requirements established by the faculty for the B.A. degree, including 90 credits in the liberal arts. The program is professionally oriented, yet designed to be flexible. Certain courses would be recommended to students depending upon their interests. For example, a student interested in a career with international possibilities would be urged to take foreign language and area studies courses, in either the Asian or International Studies programs. A student interested in pursuing Management in graduate school would be encouraged to take the necessary Mathematics and Statistics courses. All students are encouraged to take part in as many musical organizations and performances as possible. A grade of at least C- is required for credit towards the Music Major, except in the Senior Seminar courses, which require a minimum grade of C. Music Management is not offered as a minor.