Graduate Certificate

Music Business Entrepreneurship

Now Enrolling for Sept 30 Term Start



3 Courses (9 Credits) or $2,760 Per Course
Proof of a Bachelor's Degree Required
Gain the knowledge and skills you need to become a successful entrepreneur in the music business. In this program you'll take an in-depth look at business finance, exploring financial calculations, money markets, as well as traditional and non-traditional ways to fund music. You'll also practice working with music industry data to make informed decisions and implement business strategies. Finally, you'll gain a deeper understanding of how to be an effective leader.

Course Requirements

3 Required Courses to Complete this Certificate

Data Analytics in the Music Business (OMBUS-537)
Level 5 - Enrollable Course
by Liv Buli

This course will help you gain a deep understanding of the role of data in the business of music, balancing theoretical concepts, illustrative case studies, and practical application. When used correctly, data about artists and music serve as invaluable tools, allowing companies to measure performance accurately and understand the current market, informing decisions with real facts and figures, and providing insight into how existing processes may be made more efficient.

Music Business Finance for Entrepreneurs (OMBUS-555)
Level 5 - Enrollable Course
by Peter Alhadeff

Music Business Finance for Entrepreneurs breaks down finance into three digestible components: (1) determining and understanding financial calculations, both focused on the music industry in particular, as well as used more broadly across industries; (2) money, markets, and the music business; and (3) funding music.

Music Business Management and Leadership (OMBUS-692)
Level 6 - Enrollable Course
by Tonya Butler

In this course, students will enhance their understanding of leadership core competencies for professional development, apply that leadership awareness to their managerial capabilities in multiple business environments, and implement change management techniques as tactical strategy for competitive advantage within the music industry.

Upon Completion of this Certificate Program, You'll Receive:

  • Professional credential from the world leader in music education
  • Credits that may be eligible for transfer toward a Master's degree program
  • A physical certificate from Berklee College of Music
  • A verified, digital certificate that you can share


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