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About the Music Business Degree Program

On Campus

The Music Business degree prepares students for a career providing administrative, financial, marketing and production support in the music industry. The program is unique in its partnership between 体育菠菜大平台's Music department and Business division, offering both classical music instruction as well as courses in accounting, sales and management.

Music business is an important aspect of the music industry that involves sales, management, marketing, publishing, manufacturing, reporting, recording and producing. Because of this broad focus, the Music Business degree opens up a wide range of career pathways and sets graduates up for growth within the industry. 

Practical experience is an essential component of both music and business education, and program requirements include an internship. The internship affords students an opportunity to observe and work in the music industry under actual business conditions, ensuring they graduate with real work experience.

Students can expect music coursework to include music theory and harmony, performance, conducting, music history, arranging, music business, music technology, sound recording and reinforcement and advanced sound production. In the area of business, the courses include marketing, sales, accounting, management and software productivity.

The program is affiliated with the National Association of Music Merchants, the International Music Products Association.

Music Business Program at a Glance


Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to 体育菠菜大平台.

Degree Received

Music Comprehensive Bachelor of Music, Music Business


Per Credit Hour

With the New Nebraskan Scholarship all undergraduate students pay in-state tuition

What can you do with a Music Business Degree

Learn more about the types of jobs and common employers that Music Business graduates work for.


  • Agent/managing
  • Sound /recording engineer
  • Live sound production
  • Music products salesperson
  • Music /product marketing
  • Telecommunications
  • Arts administration
  • Studio musician
  • Publishing/manufacturing

Related Programs

Music Comprehensive: Music Composition Emphasis Instrumental Music Performance