B.M. or B.S. in Music Business

Elmhurst offers two degree programs that prepare students for careers in music business including music and media, recording industry, music products, live music components, production and more.

The bachelor of music offers a heavier concentration in music, while the bachelor of science is weighted more heavily in business. Each program has a strong liberal arts component, providing graduates with well-rounded professional qualifications. Procedures and requirements for admission to the music business program and music business internship are available from the director of music business.

Our music business program draws on the vast resources of the Chicago area for internships, outstanding faculty and career opportunities. As one of the oldest music business programs in the world, it offers students unique opportunities in preparing for careers in the music industry.

Bachelor of Music in Music Business

Music Core Courses

  • Concert Attendance: MUS 100 each term, with or without credit
  • Music Theory: MUS 135, 136, 235, 236
  • Music History: MUS 343, 344
  • One course from MUS 335, 395 or 396
  • Applied music: six terms for credit on major instrument or voice
  • Band, Orchestra or Choir: one each term, with or without credit on major instrument or voice

Jazz Band I may count as one of the major performing ensembles after four terms of Choir, Concert Band or Orchestra have been fulfilled, except for music education majors. Guitar majors may select classical guitar ensemble to fulfill this requirement. See specific degree programs for ensemble requirements.

Business Courses

  • BUS 230 Principles of Marketing
  • BUS 250 Management Theory and Practice
  • BUS 332 Retailing Management
  • BUS 334 Advertising and Integrated Marketing Campaigns

Music Business Courses

  • MUS 330 Principles and Procedures in Music Business
  • MUS 331 Advanced Studies in Music Business
  • MUS 332 Production of Sound Recordings
  • MUS 468 Internship or MUS 492 Independent Study

Bachelor of Science in Music Business

Music Core Courses

  • Concert Attendance: MUS 100 each term, with or without credit
  • Music Theory: MUS 135, 136, 235, 236
  • Music History: MUS 343, 344
  • Applied music: six terms for credit on major instrument or voice.
  • Band, Orchestra, or Choir: one each term, with or without credit on major instrument or voice

Jazz Band I may count as one of the major performing ensembles after four terms of Choir, Concert Band or Orchestra have been fulfilled, except for music education majors. Guitar majors may select classical guitar ensemble to fulfill this requirement. See specific degree programs for ensemble requirements.

Business Courses

  • BUS 230 Principles of Marketing
  • BUS 250 Management Theory and Practice
  • BUS 332 Retailing Management
  • BUS 334 Advertising and Integrated Marketing Campaigns
  • Two mathematics courses
  • Elective in business, computer science, mathematics or music business

Music Business Courses

  • MUS 330 Principles and Procedures in Music Business
  • MUS 331 Advanced Studies in Music Business
  • MUS 332 Production of Sound Recordings
  • MUS 468 Internship or MUS 492 Independent Study

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