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Minor Music Entrepreneurship (18 credits)

Offered by: Music Research     Degree: Bachelor of Music

Program Requirements

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 (9 credits)

  • INTG 215 Entrepreneurship Essentials for Non-Management Students (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    INTG : Fundamental concepts, theories, and practices of entrepreneurship. Focus on identifying opportunities, developing business ideas, and understanding key components of starting and managing a business.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Aronovitch, Aviva (Fall) Aronovitch, Aviva (Winter)

    • Restrictions: Open to U1, U2, U3 non-Management students. Not open to students in the Desautels Faculty of Management.

    • Limited enrolment; priority registration for students in Minors in Entrepreneurship. Note: this course is not part of the Desautels Minor in Management for Non-Management students.

  • MGPO 362 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : Study of the key aspects involved in starting and managing a new venture: identifying opportunities and analyzing new venture ideas, identifying common causes of failure and strategies for success, understanding intellectual property systems, comparison of multiple modes of funding. Applies to for-profit and not-for-profit start-ups.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: An, Kwangjun (Fall) Aronovitch, Aviva (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): INTG 201 or INTG 202 or MGCR 211 or MGCR 352.

    • Restriction(s): Only open to U2, U3 students.

    • Limited enrolment; priority registration to Management students and non-Management students in Minors in Entrepreneurship.

  • MUPD 350 Applied Projects for Musicians (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music Professional Development : Project-based course aimed at providing students with the skills required in the evolving music business, through analysis of case studies and developing projects focused around music entrepreneurship. Teams of three or four students will plan and implement a creative, collaborative project, synthesizing and putting into practice business and entrepreneurial skills. They will develop a pitch for their project, present their project, and write it up in a final paper. Students will also be required to write a reflection paper on process, teamwork, skill development, and outcomes.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): MGPO 362

    • Restriction(s): Priority given to students in the Minor in Music Entrepreneurship; open to other students with permission of the instructor.

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

3 credits from the following:

  • MGCR 211 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : The role of financial accounting in the reporting of the financial performance of a business. The principles, components and uses of financial accounting and reporting from a user's perspective, including the recording of accounting transactions and events, the examination of the elements of financial statements, the preparation of financial statements and the analysis of financial results.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Zhang, Jingjing; Lee, Dongyoung; Zhu, Yin (Fall) Roh, Yongoh (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to U0 students.

  • MGCR 222 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : Individual motivation and communication style; group dynamics as related to problem solving and decision making, leadership style, work structuring and the larger environment. Interdependence of individual, group and organization task and structure.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Findlay, Sylvia Miriyam; Gordon, Sarah; Ody-Brasier, Amandine (Fall) Mackey, Jeraul; Dakhlallah, Diana; Galperin, Roman (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to U0 students.

  • MGCR 331 Information Technology Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : Introduction to principles and concepts of information systems in organizations. Topics include information technology, transaction processing systems, decision support systems, database and systems development. Students are required to have background preparation on basic micro computer skills including spreadsheet and word-processing.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Tanguay, Sol; Goodman, Matthew (Fall) Tanguay, Sol (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to U0 students.

  • MGCR 341 Introduction to Finance (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : An introduction to the principles, issues, and institutions of Finance. Topics include valuation, risk, capital investment, financial structure, cost of capital, working capital management, financial markets, and securities.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: di Pietro, Vadim (Fall) De Motta, Adolfo; di Pietro, Vadim (Winter)

    • Corequisite: MGCR 271 or equivalent

    • Restriction: Not open to U0 students.

  • MGCR 352 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : Introduction to marketing principles, focusing on problem solving and decision making. Topics include: the marketing concept; marketing strategies; buyer behaviour; Canadian demographics; internal and external constraints; product; promotion; distribution; price. Lectures, text material and case studies.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Etemad, Hamid; Aronovitch, Aviva; Cyrius, Fabienne; Blanchette, Simon (Fall) Doré, Bruce; Zhao, Clarice (Winter)

    • Restrictions: Open to U1, U2, U3 students.

  • MGCR 372 Operations Management. (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : Design, planning, establishment, control, and improvement of the activities/processes that create a firm's final products and/or services. The interaction of operations with other business areas will also be discussed. Topics include forecasting, product and process design, waiting lines, capacity planning, inventory management and total quality management.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Ding, Yichuan Daniel; Cohen, Maxime (Fall) Bai, Bing; Hariss, Rim; Glew, Rob (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 271 or equivalent

    • Restrictions: Open to U1, U2, U3 students. Not open to students who have taken MGCR 472.

  • MGCR 382 International Business (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : An introduction to the world of international business. Economic foundations of international trade and investment. The international trade, finance, and regulatory frameworks. Relations between international companies and nation-states, including costs and benefits of foreign investment and alternative controls and responses. Effects of local environmental characteristics on the operations of multi-national enterprises.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Melville, Donald; Zavosh, Ghahhar (Fall) Melville, Donald; Zavosh, Ghahhar (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to U0 students.

  • MGCR 423 Strategic Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : An integrative and interdisciplinary introduction to strategy formation and execution. Concepts, tools, and practical application to understand how firms leverage resources and capabilities to gain competitive advantage in dynamic, contemporary industries. Strategic positioning, organizational design, and managerial action for the long-term success of businesses and positive social and ecological outcomes.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Banerjee, Mitali; Zavosh, Ghahhar; Lyubman, Liliya (Fall) David, Robert James; An, Kwangjun; Moore, Karl (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only

  • MGCR 460 Social Context of Business. (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : Examination of how business interacts with the larger society. Exploration of the development of modern capitalist society, and the dilemmas that organizations face in acting in a socially responsible manner. Examination of these issues with reference to sustainable development, business ethics, globalization and developing countries, and political activity.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Fangwa Nantcho, Anicet; Page, Gina; Horner, Hervé Robert (Fall) Holmgren, Lindsay (Winter)

    • Restrictions: Open to U2 and U3 students. Not open to students who have taken MGCR 360.

3-6 credits chosen from the following:

  • MUMT 301 Music and the Internet (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music Technology : A brief history of Internet technologies (protocols, web servers, web browsers) and their relationship to music and musicians (physical vs. virtual music distribution, digital music formats, streaming services). Locating, retrieving, and working with online music information through Web APIs and coding exercises. Basic static website creation for musicians (HTML/CSS/JavaScript). Technology-enhanced music creation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • MUPD 200 Introduction to Music Marketing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music Professional Development : Business models for monetizing music effectively in the digital era; music marketing fundamentals; music value chain; traditional and new marketing tools; publicity, advertising and promotion; the e-press kit; touring and merchandising; online distribution; social network marketing strategies; rebirth of video content; viral marketing; marketing for subscriptions, wireless; global perspectives.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • MUPD 201 Business Fundamentals for Musicians (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music Professional Development : Topics pertaining to the music industry and developing a career in music, including: business models, budgeting and financial planning, accounting and taxation, agents, representatives and consultants, contracts and agreements, licensing, rights and rights management, managing human resources, building and working with teams.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • MUPD 475 Special Project: Professional Development 3 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music Professional Development : Special project in professional development.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Music students must complete a Special Project Proposal Form available from the Music Student Affairs Office and submit it to the Chair of the student's department for approval. This course will be counted towards Music and/or Free Electives in B.Mus. programs.

    • Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chair and Associate Dean (Student and Academic Affairs).

    • Restrictions: Open to Music students after completing 30 credits of a 90-credit program or 45 credits of a 120-credit program; minimum CGPA 3.00.

  • MUSR 200 Audio Recording Essentials (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Sound Recording : A basic overview of audio recording. Topics include fundamentals of audio; a historical overview of recorded sound; analog and digital signal flow; listening environment design; listening and analysis; simple recording; connecting audio to a video camera; and audio on the web.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • No experience in audio recording required.

  • MUSR 201 Audio Production Essentials (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Sound Recording : An introduction to common practices in digital audio production. A survey of music production styles and audio production techniques: basic editing, arranging and mixing music on a computer using a combination of natural and sampled sounds; sound design for television, film and video games. The course design is centered on classroom presentations and discussion, including in-class demonstrations without the need for a studio or lab component.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

* 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 by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : Concentrating on entrepreneurship and enterprise development, particular attention is given to the start-up, purchasing and management of small to medium-sized industrial firms. The focal point is in understanding the dilemmas faced by entrepreneurs, resolving them, developing a business plan and the maximum utilization of the financial, marketing and human resources that make for a successful operation.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: An, Kwangjun (Fall) An, Kwangjun (Winter)

  • MGPO 364 Entrepreneurship in Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : Provides hands-on experience with the development of an entrepreneurial venture or a contribution to an existing entrepreneurial venture. Involves the creation of a venture development or business plan. Applicable to many kinds of new ventures, both private companies and social enterprises.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Billou, Niels (Fall) Lee, Jared (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MGPO 362

    • Restriction(s): Open to U2, U3 students only.

  • MGPO 438 Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : Explores key concepts associated with social entrepreneurship and social innovation – the application of principles of entrepreneurship and innovation to solve social problems through social ventures, enterprises and not-for-profit organizations. Focuses on the social economy, including how the market system can be leveraged to create social value.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Perez-Aleman, Paola; Jalan, Rohini (Fall) Billou, Niels (Winter)

    • Restriction(s): Open to U2 and U3 students.

  • PSYC 471 Human Motivation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Psychology : The course is designed to explore questions such as "Why do people often fail to reach their personal goals?" Current goal-based and need-based theories of human motivation will be reviewed. The instructor will highlight the relevance of motivation research to the domains of education, sports and management.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Fall

    • 3 hours lectures

    • Prerequisite: PSYC 215

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