MBA in Music Business

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A One-of-a-Kind Music Business MBA from SNHU and Berklee Online

New technology, new production and distribution methods, and new economic realities are bringing rapid-fire changes to the music business - and creating both career opportunities and challenges for artists and entrepreneurs who want to shape the future of the music business. Success today depends on creative leaders who are well-versed in business best-practices and how they apply directly to the music industry. The online MBA in Music Business from SNHU and Berklee College of Music provides the tools and knowledge critical to a thriving music career - the foundational, interdisciplinary experience of a comprehensive MBA paired with a specialized education in the music business.

This online music business degree is the only one of its kind in the U.S., and it draws on the business education excellence found at SNHU and the internationally respected music business expertise at Berklee. Nine core courses at SNHU instill the solid business education students need to succeed, while four courses from Berklee Online bring the knowledge and skills needed specifically for the music industry.

The Benefits of SNHU and Berklee Online's MBA in
Music Business

The Benefits of SNHU and Berklee Online's MBA in Music BusinessThe senior leadership of Southern New Hampshire University and Berklee Online discuss why their award-winning schools partnered to offer an online MBA in Music Business, and the potential benefits to those pursuing this first-of-its-kind degree.

A Perfect Partnership

The online MBA in Music Business is dedicated to serving the needs of continuing education students by focusing on student success and service - and not on bringing traditional classrooms to the online space. Both SNHU and Berklee are building innovative, online academic programs that leverage new technologies, with Berklee Online offering a unique, award-winning education in a vibrant online environment and SNHU developing one of the broadest and fastest-growing online degree programs in the U.S.

The Importance of an MBA in Music Business

The Importance of an MBA in Music BusinessSNHU alum Rick Drumm, President of D'Addario & Co., tells how his online experience pursuing a BS in Business Administration affected his life and business. He speaks to the potential of the new joint SNHU-Berklee Online MBA in Music Business in the ever-changing landscape of today's music industry.

Advantages of an Online MBA in Music Business
at SNHU

Designed from a music industry professional’s perspective, the MBA in Music Business offered by SNHU and Berklee Online provides students with traditional and relevant business skills such as accounting, finance, project management, IT and quantitative analysis with coursework that then applies directly to the music industry. This is a best-of-both-worlds online music business degree, built for an industry that is constantly redefining itself. Executives, artists, managers, record label employees, entrepreneurs and others will benefit from this business degree that focuses on:

  • Ethical music business leadership
  • Music business strategy
  • Music promotion and marketing
  • Financial analysis applied to talent, music enterprise and distribution

The Value of a Berklee Online Education in Building a Solid Music Business Foundation

The Value of a Berklee Online Education in Building a Solid Music Business FoundationVivek Paul, strategic business consultant and entrepreneur in-residence at Sony Music, shares his experience as a Berklee Online student. For Paul, Berklee Online provided a dynamic environment and education, enabling him to firmly establish a solid foundation for his business models.


For information on Berklee's online courses, certificate programs, and undergraduate degree offerings, click here.

For information on Berklee College of Music's physical campus in Boston, click here.

For information on Berklee's Master's Degrees on Valencia, Spain, click here.

Admission Requirements

Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our five graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options.  Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.

Candidates are also required to submit a resume.

Contact Us
 
Admissions

Phone: 888.387.0861
Email: MBA@SNHU.EDU