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.


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.

Core Requirements

Required Core
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


Complete 18 semester hours in the following subject areas: 118
MUSI 5000 level or above
AACE 6000 level or above

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

33 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required

Sample One Year, No Co-op

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MUSI 60003MUSI 620032 Electives6Elective3
MUSI 61003MUSI 64003  
MUSI 630032 Electives6  
 12 12 6 3
Total Hours: 33

Sample Two Year, One Co-op

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MUSI 60003MUSI 620032 Electives6Co-op
MUSI 61003MUSI 64003  
MUSI 630032 Electives6  
 12 12 6 0
Year 2
Total Hours: 33