Degree Programs Bachelor of Professional Studies

Music Business

Degree Overview

Develop the concepts, skills, and methodologies needed to succeed in today’s evolving music business. You will study and develop business and marketing plans focused on the key verticals that all music industry entrepreneurs and professionals need to know: music publishing, licensing, management, touring, marketing, entrepreneurship, and legal aspects. Through hands-on instruction from Berklee College of Music’s award-winning music business faculty and industry professionals, this degree will provide you with a wealth of knowledge on how the music business currently operates, in addition to a roadmap designed to help you know where the business is headed.

Credit Transfer / Degree Completion

Berklee Online will accept up to 60 academic credits earned from an accredited institution, or earned from our certificate programs or individual courses.

More about degree completion

In this program, you will:

  • learn to analyze, evaluate, and define opportunities in the music business using both quantitative and qualitative data, and apply those criteria to your own professional pursuits
  • synthesize and apply acquired knowledge to all aspects of the music business
  • define the principles and practices of the music business that will transcend technological advances and emerging trends
  • create an entrepreneurial business and marketing plan

More Online Degree Program Information

Curriculum (120 Credits)

Online degree tuition is 60% less than campus tuition. Financial Aid is available. Learn More


Required Online Courses (30 credits)

Online courses are 12 weeks in length. They are taught by our world renowned faculty with an intimate class size.


Specified Elective Courses (15 Credits)

Complete five Music Business courses from the following:


Specialization Courses in Your Interest (18 Credits)

Complete any six courses, except Liberal Arts courses coded with OLART, OLSOC, or OLMSC, in a given student's area of interest and professional development (e.g., music business, songwriting, arranging, orchestration, etc.).


Five Core Music Studies Based on Placement (15 Credits)

Based on placement, these five choices must include at least one theory course, one harmony course, one ear training course, and the keyboard course. Proper sequencing is indicated by the order below.


General Education Courses (42 Credits)