Music Business Minor

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The music-business minor is intended for students in any major, who wish to engage in a concentrated study in music and business. This minor offers students a practical option through which to explore opportunities in the music industry, including organizations, publishers, retail, live venue production, broadcast music, journalism, and recording studios in the area.

Admission to the Program

Undergraduate students must meet the following pre-requisites to declare the minor:

  • Successful completion of MUS 105 Introduction to Music or complete MUS 105 through Credit by Examination

Program Requirements

All students pursuing the minor in music-business are bound by the policies, terms, and conditions proscribed for study in the School of Business Administration and Economics and Deptartment of Theatre and Music Studies.

The minor in music-business consists of 23 credits of course work as described below, with a minimum of 12 of the 23 credits being completed at SUNY Brockport.

A student's cumulative GPA in Brockport courses used to satisfy requirements of the minor must be at least 2.0.

  • BUS 335 Principles of Marketing
  • MUS 422 Music Business
  • MUS 499/BUS 498 Music Practicum/Internship in Business

ONE course selected from:

  • MUS 112 World Music
  • MUS 211 Music Appreciation

ONE course selected from:

  • MUS 135 Class Piano I (2)
  • MUS 139 Class Voice I (2)
  • MUS 235 Class Piano II (2)
  • MUS 329 Class Voice II (2)
  • MUS 320, 323 Any section of Ensemble (2)

ONE course selected from:

  • ECN 100 Contemporary Economic Issues
  • ECN 201 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECN 202 Principles of Macroeconomics

ONE course selected from:

  • ACC 280 Introduction to Accounting
  • ACC 281 Introduction to Financial Accounting

ONE course selected from:

  • BUS 365 Principles of Management
  • BUS 325 Principles of Finance

Note: Minors should carefully check the course descriptions to ensure they have completed the prerequisites for the electives that they choose.

Optional/Suggested Business Courses:

  • BUS 375 Business Law I
  • BUS 326 Marketing Research

Minors must complete a Practicum/Internship in Music Business