Music Industry Leadership, MS

Engaged with the Industry—and the World

Leveraging Northeastern’s excellence in global experiential learning, our program allows students to study in Boston and gain real-world experience in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, and other music capitals across the world.

Expert Faculty

With real-world research and professional experience with the issues facing today’s music industry, our exceptional faculty bring fresh insight and innovation to their teaching.

Options

Students shape their own curriculum, following paths that meet personal and professional aspirations through a focus on practice, entrepreneurship, the profession, and research. We also offer a joint JD/Music Industry Leadership program in partnership with the Northeastern University School of Law.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Required Course Work

MUSI 6000Management of Music Organizations3
MUSI 6100Music Industry Research Methodology3
MUSI 6200Financial Management in the Music Industry3
MUSI 6300Intellectual Property for Music Management3
MUSI 6400Marketing Strategies in the Music Industry3

Options

Complete one of the following four options:

Professional Option

Business and Music Electives
Complete 17 semester hours from the following subject areas:17
ACCT, ENTR, FINA, HRMG, INTB, MECN, MKTG, MGMT, SCHM, and STRT
Electives in other disciplines may be taken in consultation with your faculty advisor.

Entrepreneurship Option 

Capstone Project
MUSI 7980Capstone4
Business and Music Electives
Complete 13 semester hours from the following subject areas:13
ACCT, ENTR, FINA, HRMG, INTB, MECN, MKTG, MGMT, SCHM, and STRT
Electives in other disciplines may be taken in consultation with your faculty advisor.

Practice Option 

Co-op Work Experience
MUSI 6964Co-op Work Experience0
Business and Music Electives
Complete 17 semester hours from the following subject areas:17
ACCT, ENTR, FINA, HRMG, INTB, MECN, MKTG, MGMT, SCHM, and STRT
Electives in other disciplines may be taken in consultation with your faculty advisor.

Research Option 

Music Electives
Complete 9 semester hours from the following range of courses:9
Electives in other disciplines may be taken in consultation with your faculty advisor.
Thesis
MUSI 7990Thesis8

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

32 total semester hours required

Minimum 3.000 GPA required