The music business is rapidly changing. New production technologies, distribution methods and economic realities are creating career opportunities and challenging entrepreneurs who want to shape the industry. Success today depends on creative leaders who are well-versed in music business best practices that will continue to be relevant tomorrow and beyond. That's why Southern New Hampshire University and Berklee College of Music have partnered to offer you an innovative Master's of Business Administration in Music Business.
This online music business MBA is the only one of its kind. Drawing on the business education excellence found at SNHU, this unique partnership gives Berklee the opportunity to offer its first MBA program - so you can pursue a world-class degree in music business.
The MBA in Music Business program includes 4 courses from the internationally respected music business expertise at Berklee that give you the music-specific knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the industry. Through 9 core business courses from SNHU, you'll gain the foundational, interdisciplinary experience of a comprehensive MBA. Graduates of this program will receive a diploma from SNHU noting the concentration from Berklee.
An innovative, high-quality music business degree, our MBA in Music Business is also one of the most affordable MBAs in the nation and can be completed in just over a year.
The online MBA in Music Business from SNHU and Berklee 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 universities are building 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 offerings in the U.S.
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's constantly redefining itself. Executives, artists, managers, record label employees, entrepreneurs and others will benefit from the program's focus on:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your MBA in Music Business online include:
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our 5 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.
Technology has changed the way music is produced, distributed and promoted. As a result, agile businesses and entrepreneurs are evolving their business models and creating innovative solutions to respond to the growth of digital markets. In partnership with Berklee School of Music, SNHU's MBA in Music Business will prepare you a variety of careers in the music industry, including:
At SNHU, your music industry MBA will include a nine-course core, preparing you to navigate the ups and downs of a volatile business world. You'll learn effective research strategies, interpersonal communication skills, and a greater business awareness that will equip you to compete in the local and global marketplace.
The four concentration courses at Berklee will dive deeply into the application of business principles and best practices to the music industry:
Learn more about Berklee's online courses, certificate programs and undergraduate degree offerings. You can also explore Berklee College of Music's physical campus in Boston and master's degree programs in Valencia, Spain.
Total Credits: 36
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed Annually.
$40 Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
Southern New Hampshire University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education as well as several other accrediting bodies.