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.
  • Knowledge in statistics is an asset.

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.