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Music Business and Entrepreneurship (BP/EP) Diploma

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

The Music Business and Entrepreneurship (MUBE) diploma is designed for students who are interested in creating successful and sustainable careers in a rapidly changing artistic environment. Course work promotes the development of the business and entrepreneurial mindset critical to the creative musician.  The program utilizes industry-specific methodologies to help students develop entrepreneurial, creative, and small-business skills. Courses for the program are delivered in a mix of classroom and online formats.

Award Outcomes

Solve music business problems using critical thinking and decision making techniques

Demonstrate an understanding of essential financial skills and industry revenue streams in creative ventures

Analyze music industry trends and consumer behavior

Develop a business plan for a new music venture

Demonstrate collaboration skills necessary in creative environments

Practice inclusive relationship skills with diverse populations throughout the music industry

Career Opportunities

Starting and managing a music-related business is a promising career for many musicians and artists. Minnesota has a rich history in the music industry, and the allure of entrepreneurship is strong.  In addition to entrepreneurial opportunities, and depending on qualifications and experience, numerous positions are also available to graduates such as music industry producer, artist manager, music marketing representative, social media marketing, music entrepreneur, music copyright data analyst, promotions coordinator, social media marketing, media sales, and venue manager.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 42 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MUBE1000Introduction to Music Business and Entrepreneurship

3

MUBE1005Musicianship I

3

MUBE1010Technology Tools for the Music Entrepreneur

4

MUBE2000Marketing and Monetization

3

MUBE2005Musicianship II

3

MUBE2010Creation and Copyright

3

MUBE2020Music Business and Entrepreneurship: Capstone

4

MMVP1640Social Media Production I

2

MMVP1700DSLR Video Production

3

MGDP1645Social Media Production II

2

ACCT1000Introduction to Accounting

3

BUSN1020Introduction to Selling

3

BUSN1140Business Law

3

BUSN2075Digital Marketing

3

General Education Required 3 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MUSC1005Influence of Hip-Hop Music

3

or

MUSC1010Influence of Pop/Rock Music

3

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 45

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Semester Sequence - Full-Time

Offered at Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MUBE1000Introduction to Music Business and Entrepreneurship

3

MUBE1005Musicianship I

3

MMVP1640Social Media Production I

2

BUSN1020Introduction to Selling

3

Total Credits  11

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MUBE1010Technology Tools for the Music Entrepreneur

4

MUBE2010Creation and Copyright

3

MGDP1645Social Media Production II

2

ACCT1000Introduction to Accounting

3

Total Credits  12

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MUBE2005Musicianship II

3

BUSN1140Business Law

3

 

MUSC1005Influence of Hip-Hop Music

3

or

MUSC1010Influence of Pop/Rock Music

3

Total Credits  9

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MUBE2000Marketing and Monetization

3

MUBE2020Music Business and Entrepreneurship: Capstone

4

MMVP1700DSLR Video Production

3

BUSN2075Digital Marketing

3

Total Credits  13

Graduation (45 Credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.

 

10/28/2021 : BP 1606 / EP 1607