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B.A. Music Business

The Bachelor of Arts in Music Business is offered as a combined program of the departments of Music and Economics, Finance, 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-Business  degree, 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 business and management. 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 College internship program.

Note: Courses with the MGT prefix, most courses with the MUA prefix, as well as some courses with the MUB prefix, 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.

Required courses in Economics, Management and Music Business 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**
  • MUB 1011: Introduction to the Music Business**
  • MUB 2011: Music Publishing and the Copyright Law♦
  • MUB 2012: The Music Recording and Broadcast Industries♦
  • MUB 3011: Contracts and Legal Issues for the Music Business♦
  • MUB or MGT: Elective (3 cr.)
  • MUB 4997: Internship in Music Management**
  • MUB 3997: Internship Seminar in Music Business

♦Students may choose two of the three MUB 2000 or 3000 level courses

Thirteen required core music courses as follows:

  • MUT 1040-1041: Ear Training I and II
  • MUT 1031-1032: Music Theory I  and Keyboard Harmony I
  • MUT 1033-1034: Music Theory II and Keyboard Harmony II
  • MUH 3___: Music History Elective
  • MUH 2011 or 2012: Survey of Western Music I, II
  • MUH 3997: Music Senior Seminar
  • 3 credits in MUA, MUAT electives

Senior Evaluation
All candidates must complete: MUH 3997: Music Senior Seminar and MUB 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 120 credits for graduation. However, students must fulfill  liberal arts distribution and portfolio requirements established by the faculty for the B.A. degree, including 90 credits in the liberal arts. 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.