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MB-493

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Don Gorder
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: MBUS majors in entrepreneurial track
Electable by: MBUS majors
Prerequisites: LMSC-251, MB-301, MB-325, and MB-340
Department Code: MBUS
Location: Boston Campus

This practicum course offers senior-level students an opportunity to apply their accumulated business knowledge in a problem-solving, laboratory environment. A continuation of the learning experiences gained in MB-340, the class places students into mentoring relationships with Berklee alumni, as well as other members of the Berklee community, who may have an operating business or who desire to launch a new business venture. Students will undertake, as class projects, the assistance of these hopeful entrepreneurs, in all aspects of starting and/or improving their enterprises. Appropriate business settings will be identified and chosen utilizing a simple proposal submission and screening process. Class sessions, which may include on-site visitations, will focus on developing options and action plans that lead to problem-solving areas students will encounter in business environments.

MB-495

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Don Gorder
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: MBUS majors in management and marketing tracks not taking MB-490 or MB-491
Electable by: MBUS majors
Prerequisites: LSOC-225, LMSC-251, and MB-325; MB-255 or MB-355; and one of the following: MB-331, MB-335, or MB-337
Department Code: MBUS
Location: Boston Campus

Monitored and evaluated professional work experience in an environment related to the music business/management major. Placement is limited to situations available from or approved by the Career Center and the Music Business/Management Department chair or designee. To apply for an internship, students must visit the Career Center prior to registering. Note: Students in the music products industry track are required to take MB-495. Credit for prior experience is not available due to the requirement of concurrent contract between the employer/supervisor and the college. International students in F-1 status must obtain authorization on their Form I-20 from International Student Services prior to beginning an internship.

MB-499

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Emilien Moyon
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: LENG-111
Department Code: MBUS
Location: Valencia (Spain) Campus

The global music industry is responsible for the supply of music content and brands to music consumers around the world. The digital environment in which this international flow of content occurs has created a new paradigm for regional and national music brands willing to expand beyond their home market, regardless of geography. In this course, students examine the national and regional music industries that have adapted particularly well to this new business model and forged paths into various international markets—many of which, to a great extent, remain impenetrable. Students analyze these successful businesses and the various ways they have reached transnational audiences, which often challenge common practices in the global music industry. 

MP-247

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Rob Jaczko
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: MPED majors
Electable by: MBUS, MPED, and ELPD majors
Prerequisites: None
Department Code: MPE
Location: Boston Campus

This course takes the student through a broad review of copyright, licensing, music publishing, collection and distribution of royalties, the record industry past and current, deal structures, product distribution, and the impact of rapidly changing technologies and media on the music production business. Includes project planning and the realities of client relationships.

PM-340

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Sean P. Hagon
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: PROM majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIXX-211
Department Code: PROM
Location: Boston Campus

A detailed overview of how to successfully start and grow a music-related business as an artist-entrepreneur, from initial idea and planning to effectively managing and marketing your company. A primary course outcome will be imagining a business idea expressed as a written business plan.

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