Music Business/Management Bachelor's Degree—Management Track

Valid for catalog year fall 2019–summer 2020 only. For students who entered Berklee prior to fall 2019, search major grids for past catalog years.

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    Core

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    Major

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    Liberal Arts

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    Electives

Semester 1

Course # Title Credits
PIXX-111 Private Instruction 1 2
ENXX-xxx Ensemble 1
PW-111 Music Application and Theory 4
ET-111 Ear Training 1 2
MTEC-111 Introduction to Music Technology 2
LENS-10x LENS Seminar 2
LENG-111 Introduction to College Writing 3
Total Credits 16

Semester 2

Course # Title Credits
PIXX-112 Private Instruction 2 2
ENXX-xxx Ensemble 1
AR-111 Arranging 1 2
ET-112 Ear Training 2 2
HR-112 Harmony 2 2
LENG-223 Literature 3
LSOC-225 Principles of Economics 3
Total Credits 15

Semester 3

Course # Title Credits
PIXX-211 Private Instruction 3 1
ENXX-xxx Ensemble 1
ILXX-xxx Instrumental Lab 1
XXXX-xxx Ear Training 3/Solfege 1 - choose 1
ET-211 Ear Training 3
ET-231 Solfege 1
2
HR-211 Harmony 3 2
LMSC-251 Data Management & Statistics 3
MB-201 Principles of Business Management 2
MB-255 Computer Applications in the Music Business 2
XXXX-xxx General Electives 1
Total Credits 15

Semester 4 (suggested semester to study abroad)

Course # Title Credits
PIXX-212 Private Instruction 4 1
ENXX-xxx Ensemble 1
ILXX-xxx Instrumental Lab 1
XXXX-xxx Ear Training 4/Solfege 2 - choose 1
ET-212 Ear Training 4
ET-232 Solfege 2
2
HR-212 Harmony 4 2
CM-211 Tonal Harmony and Composition 1 2
MB-211 Legal Aspects of the Music Industry 2
MB-275 Principles of Financial Accounting 2
MB-301 Business Leadership and Ethics 2
Total Credits 15

Semester 5 (suggested semester to study abroad)

Course # Title Credits
CP-210 The Art of Counterpoint 3
XXXX-xxx Conducting 1 - choose 1
COND-211 Conducting 1
COND-216 Conducting 1 with Live Keyboard Ensemble
1
MHIS-20X History of Music in the European Tradition (choose 1) 2
LHIS-xxx History (any LHIS course) 3
MB-325 Principles of Marketing 3
MB-331 Record Company Operations 2
MB-335 Music Publishing 2
Total Credits 16

Semester 6 (suggested semester to study abroad)

Course # Title Credits
CM-212 Tonal Harmony and Composition 2 2
XXXX-xxx Conducting 2 - choose 1
COND-212 Conducting 2
COND-217 Conducting 2 with Live Keyboard Ensemble
1
LHUM-400 Professional Development Seminar 2
MHIS-22X Music of the African Diaspora in the United States (choose 1) 2
LVIS-xxx Visual Studies (any LVIS course) 3
MB-389 Managing Technology-Driven Business 2
MB-395 Business Finance 2
MB-375 Music Intermediaries: Agents, Managers, and Attorneys 2
Total Credits 16

Semester 7

Course # Title Credits
MHIS-3XX Music History Elective (any MHIS course level 300 or higher) 2
LMAS-xxx Music and Society (any LMAS course) 3
XXXX-xxx Liberal Arts Elective
These courses are chosen from any three-credit Liberal Arts category (LENG, LMSC, LHIS, LSOC, LVIS, or LMAS). Additional options for electives include LFRN (French), LJPN(Japanese), LHUM (humanities), LPHL (philosophy), and LSPN (Spanish). Liberal Arts elective courses must be three (3) credits and the course code must have a prefix from the above list. Please note that courses with prefix LHAN are not liberal arts courses and cannot be used as liberal arts electives.
3
XXXX-xxx General Electives 5
MB-391 Concerts and Touring 2
Total Credits 15

Semester 8

Course # Title Credits
XXXX-xxx Liberal Arts Elective
These courses are chosen from any three-credit Liberal Arts category (LENG, LMSC, LHIS, LSOC, LVIS, or LMAS). Additional options for electives include LFRN (French), LJPN(Japanese), LHUM (humanities), LPHL (philosophy), and LSPN (Spanish). Liberal Arts elective courses must be three (3) credits and the course code must have a prefix from the above list. Please note that courses with prefix LHAN are not liberal arts courses and cannot be used as liberal arts electives.
3
XXXX-xxx General Electives 4
XXXX-xxx Internship in Music Business or Advanced Music Business Elective - choose 1
MB-495 Internship in Music Business/Management
MB-339 Music Technology in the Marketplace
MB-345 Advanced Management Techniques
MB-397 Website Development for eBusiness
MB-405 Advanced Legal Issues and Contract Negotiation
MB-415 International Music Licensing
MB-P425 Strategic Management
2
XXXX-xxx Major Electives (select from list below)
BPMI-401, BPMI-402, BPMI-403, ICE-125, ICE-225, ICE-325, ICE-425, ICE-435, IN-299, MB-131, MB-215, MB-287, MB-311, MB-339, MB-345, MB-355, MB-397, MB-405, MB-415, MB-425, MB-433, MB-499, MP-247, PM-340
3
Total Credits 12

* Offered spring and fall only

** Offered fall only

Study abroad at our Valencia, Spain, campus. It is recommended that MB/M majors study in Valencia during their fourth, fifth, or sixth semester. For specific program information, please see the chair of your major or contact the study abroad office.