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Music Business degrees abroad

Music business degrees equip you with the expert knowledge and practical expertise you’ll need to make your mark on the entertainment industry.

You’ll learn about every aspect of the global music business, from marketing and management, to law and licensing. As well as immersing yourself in its history, you’ll consider how the industry has evolved over time. You’ll also get the chance to work alongside real clients and stage your own events.

Music is created and consumed in every corner of the world. Earning your degree overseas will give you an international perspective on music business operations, and an unbeatable opportunity to see how the industry is growing and adapting.

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Music Business program structure

Most bachelor’s degrees in music business last three years, or four years if you take a placement year. Work placements are an ideal opportunity to get an inside look at the industry and build a professional network.

It’s possible to study music business in the US, but undergraduate courses are structured a little differently and require four years of study. After completing two years of general education classes, you’ll choose music business as your major for the remaining two years.

If you’re hoping to get more of a headstart in the music business, you might consider taking a postgraduate course. Master’s degrees take between one and two years, while PhDs can take anywhere between four and eight years to finish.

You’ll benefit from a combination of lectures, seminars, practical sessions, and group workshops. Assessment methods vary between modules, but essays, group research projects, presentations, and case study analyses are common.

Here are some of the fundamental modules you’ll probably take as part of your program:

  • Principles of music management
  • Music video production
  • Making sense of the music business
  • Music cultures and economies
  • Principles of marketing
  • Business law and ethics
  • Event planning and management
  • Music law and copyright

Music Business study abroad programs

Music business undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in music business

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    Popular Music Performance & Music Business (Brighton Campus) - BA (Hons) BIMM University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,192 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,950 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Music Business - BA (Hons) Buckinghamshire New University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,989 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,000 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Music Business - BA Visible Music College, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    40 months
    Annual tuition fee
    22,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,000 USD

    Start date
    August, January
    Show program overview about Bachelor of Arts in Music Business
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    Music, Music Business: Audition Track - BS University of Colorado Denver, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    31,092 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,092 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
    Show program overview about Bachelor of Science in Music, Music Business Emphasis, Audition Track
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    Commercial Music - BA (Hons) Bath Spa University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,401 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,905 GBP

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Commercial Music

Certificate in music business

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    Music Business - Cert Visible Music College, USA
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    • Part-time

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    10 months
    Annual tuition fee
    8,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,500 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Commercial Music - Cert Cuesta College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    12,288 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,288 USD

    Start date
    August, January
    Show program overview about Commercial Music
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    Music Business and Entrepreneurship - Cert HE The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    19,306 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,250 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Music Business and Technology - Cert College of Southern Nevada, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    11,048 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,048 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
    Show program overview about Music Business and Technology

Music business graduate programs

Master's in music business

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    Business Administration: Music Business - MBA Middle Tennessee State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    26,172 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 26,172 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Commercial Music: Music Production - MA Bath Spa University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    21,603 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,065 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Music Business - MA Buckinghamshire New University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    19,496 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,400 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Music Business - MA The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    19,306 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,250 GBP

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Music Business
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    Music Business - MA Falmouth University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    22,724 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,950 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Certificate in music business

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    Music Business - GradCert Nova Scotia Community College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    8,625 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,690 CAD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Music Business

Future music business careers

You’ll graduate with the creativity, entrepreneurship, and expertise needed to pursue an exciting career in the global music business.

You could apply your skills to countless roles across the entertainment industry, but some of the most popular career paths include:

  • Artist manager
  • Promoter
  • Tour manager
  • Music journalist
  • Stage manager
  • PR director
  • Studio manager
  • Royalty analyst

Gaining relevant experience is one of the best ways to stand out from the graduate crowd. Your university’s careers office can help you look for internships in places like recording studios and music agencies.