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

You must pass your Minor courses with grades of C or better. You cannot take them under the Satisfactory/ Unsatisfactory option.

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 

3-6 credits chosen from the following:

MUMT 301 Music and the Internet 3 CreditsLimited Enrolment
    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

For MUPD 475 and 499: Get departmental approval for your project, which must have an entrepreneurial focus.

0-3 credits 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 15. Late applications will be accepted at the discretion of the department.

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