Music Entrepreneurship; B.Mus. (Minor)

Program Overview

This minor is for Bachelor of Music students who want to learn how to manage a professional career in the creative arts. You will take courses at the Desautels Faculty of Management, the Schulich School of Music and the Faculty of Science, with a focus on:

  • Conceptualizing, developing and managing new professional ventures.
  • Managing your career as a performer, music teacher or arts administrator.
  • Marketing, fundraising, publicizing, and financing fundamentals.

Enrollment

In order to apply, you must have completed the first year of a Bachelor of Music program. Additionally:

  • You need a minimum CGPA of 3.0.
  • You cannot be enrolled in another Desautels Minor for Non-Management students. If you enroll in one of these programs, you will be deregistered from this Minor Concentration.

Enrollment is limited and subject to the approval of the Schulich School of Music. Selection criteria includes:

  • Expressed interest in the program
  • Relevant entrepreneurial experience
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average

Requirements

Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) - Minor Music Entrepreneurship(18 Credits)

    Offered by:Music Research
    Degree:Bachelor of Music

Program Requirement:

This Minor is a collaboration between the Schulich School of Music and Desautels Faculty of Management. It is designed to provide music students with an understanding of how to conceptualize, develop, and manage successful new ventures; manage their careers as performers, music teachers and arts administrators; and develop skills in marketing, fundraising, publicizing, and financing. The program covers the essentials of management and is multidisciplinary and integrative.

This Minor is restricted to B.Mus. students who have completed one year of studies and have a minimum CGPA of 3.0. The minor has limited enrolment; interested students should contact the Music Research Department to apply for admission. Students in this Minor are not permitted to take the Desautels Minors in Management, Marketing, Finance or Operations Management (for Non-Management Students).

Required Courses (12 credits)


  • INTG 201 Integrated Mgmt Essentials 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • INTG 202 Integrated Mgmt Essentials 2 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MGPO 362 Fundls of Entrepreneurship 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPD 350 Applied Projects for Musicians 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


Complementary Courses (6 credits)

3-6 credits chosen from the following:


  • MUMT 301 Music and the Internet 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPD 200 Intro to Music Marketing 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPD 201 Bus Fundamentals for Musicians 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPD 475 Special Project:Prof Develop 3 3 Credits*
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPD 499 Internship: Mus Prof Develop 3 Credits*
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUSR 200 Audio Recording Essentials 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUSR 201 Audio Production Essentials 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

* To be counted towards the Minor in Music Entrepreneurship, the internship placement or project must be approved as having an entrepreneurial focus.


0-3 credits chosen from the following:


  • BUSA 465 Technological Entrepreneurship 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MGPO 364 Entrepreneurship in Practice 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MGPO 438 Social Entrepreneur&Innovation 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • PSYC 471 Human Motivation 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


Application

Application deadline: May 1 [Extended to June 1, 2020]

How to apply: Complete the online application form.
You will be notified of the results via email by the end of June.

If you have questions, contact the Department of Music Research (email: research.music [at] mcgill.ca, phone: 514-398-4542).

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