Our Music Business Management MA is highly regarded in both music business education and the industry at large. It will prepare you to become one of the next generations of music industry leaders and entrepreneurs. All teaching staff on the course have comprehensive professional experience or are currently active in the music industry, and industry guests are a cornerstone of our weekly lectures. You'll need to be a self-motivated and open-minded student, as this is an intense course, but one which can help you to progress your career across a wide range of music business disciplines.
Working with music industry leaders and organisations, the course has developed a unique curriculum. You'll be able to combine a strong underpinning of key business skills (entrepreneurialism, leadership, organisational management, and marketing) with essential music industry management knowledge (strategic innovation technology, intellectual property and copyright) and academic concepts and theories relevant to the industry today.
Teaching is conducted through sessions which each include a formal lecture, industry guest speaker and seminar exercises. Each of the six modules has a minimum of two assignments. The final project (equivalent to three modules) is a report of a minimum of 12,000 words.
Top reasons to study with us
Our exciting and challenging course is focused on enhancing your employability and preparing you for future music industry leadership.
Contemporary global popular music and entertainment culture are at the centre of all of our teaching.
Music industry guests deliver in-class talks every week throughout the teaching semesters.
Our teaching team is involved in cutting-edge music industry research, from music and mental health to the new landscape for emerging musicians to diversity and inclusivity.
Why study this course?
Experience London's music sceneYou'll be within easy access to London's unrivalled and exciting music scene and commercial music industry.
Enhance your career prospectsYou'll learn key business skills such as leadership and marketing, along with essential music industry management knowledge and relevant academic theory.
Learn from industry expertsYou'll be taught by experienced industry insiders and regularly hear from and network with industry leaders at our guest talks.