Music Management

The Bachelor of Music degree with Emphasis in Music Management provides a comprehensive professional music degree that combines intensive study of classical music with studies in music management, including music publishing, copyright, licensing, income and royalty stream analysis, business fundamentals and general education classes. Each student will complete a self-designed Senior Music Project which demonstrates their proficiency in the major field. Students must complete a minimum of 120 units with a Pacific cumulative and program grade point average of 2.0 in order to earn the Bachelor of Music degree with a major in music management.

Bachelor of Music Major in Music Management

Students must complete a minimum of 120 units with a Pacific cumulative and program grade point average of 2.0 in order to earn the bachelor of music degree with a major in music management.

I. General Education Requirements

For more details, see General Education

Minimum 28 units and 9 courses that include:

A. CORE Seminars (2 courses)

CORE 001Problem Solving & Oral Comm3
CORE 002Writing and Critical Thinking4

Note: 1) CORE Seminars cannot be taken for Pass/No Credit. 2) Transfer students with 28 or more transfer credits taken after high school are exempt from both CORE seminars.  

B. Breadth Requirement (7 courses, at least 3 units each)

At least one course from each of the following areas:
Artistic Process & Creation
Civic & Global Responsibility
Language & Narratives
Quantitative Reasoning
Scientific Inquiry
Social Inquiry
World Perspectives & Ethics

Note: 1) No more than 2 courses from a single discipline can be used to meet the Breadth Requirement.

C. Diversity and Inclusion Requirement

All students must complete Diversity and Inclusion coursework (at least 3 units)

Note: 1) Diversity and Inclusion courses can also be used to meet the breadth category requirements, or major or minor requirements.

D. Fundamental Skills

Students must demonstrate competence in:
Quantitative Analysis (Math)

Note: 1) Failure to satisfy the fundamental skills requirements by the end of four semesters of full-time study at the University is grounds for academic disqualification.

II. Major Requirements

Major Area
MAPP 010 Applied Music *8
MMGT 005Introduction to Music Industry Technology1
MMGT 010First-Year Seminar in Music Management1
MMGT 011Music, Entertainment in U.S. Society4
MMGT 021AFollow the Money I4
MMGT 050Music Industry Forum (Must be take twice)1
MMGT 090Portfolio Review I0
MMGT 100Music Publishing3
MMGT 106Sound Recording Fundamentals3
MMGT 111Music Industry Analysis4
MMGT 181Senior Music Project Proposal1
MMGT 186Senior Music Project1
MMGT 187Music Management Internship (Must take at least two units)1-4
MMGT 190APortfolio Review II0
MMGT 190BPortfolio Review III0
MMGT 190CPortfolio Presentation1
MMGT 196Music Industry Career Development2
MMGT 199Music Management Exit Examination1
Supportive Courses in Music
MCOM 032Diatonic Harmony3
MCOM 033Chromatic Harmony3
MCOM 042Musicianship I1
MCOM 043Musicianship II1
MAPP 001DClass Piano +1
Select 8 units from the following:8
Jazz Ensemble
University Symphony Orchestra
Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Concert Band
Opera Production
University Chorus
Pacific Singers
MCOM 009Introduction to Music Technology1
MPER 054Dean's Seminar1
MHIS 011Survey of Music History I3
MHIS 012Survey of Music History II3
Music Electives12


Maintain/develop musical and supporting skills as needed to interact with performance musicians.

  1. In a recording studio or live performance setting, show facility with musical concepts and equipment. 
  2. Play primary instrument in ensemble and solo performance

Analytical, Problem-Solving and Communicative Skills

  1. Access, analyze, evaluate, synthesize and present information using a variety of methods including computer-based media. 
  2. Make informed judgments and solve problems using evidence and reasoned analysis in the context of music industry topics.
  3. Adapt message and media to the audience.

Fundamental Music Industry Theory and Practice

  1. Use basic understanding of music industry business, legal, marketing and operational practices to articulate and recommend consideration of viable change to an existing business strategy.

Select and Use Technology

Stay abreast of and use technology to carry out music management tasks.

  1. Select and use the current range of professional office management computer software to complete office-related tasks.
  2. Identify, learn, and appropriately apply available emerging technologies in the music and entertainment-based industry, especially as they relate to the creation, promotion and distribution of intellectual property.


Engage in entrepreneurial activities that apply critical knowledge of the music industry.

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the overall functions and structures of the current music industry including copyright law, publishing, contracts, and licensing
  2. Identify and analyze major trends and events in the history of the music industry
  3. Identify general aspects of the various niches within the industry.
  4. Distinguish/describe the structure and operations within the student’s industry area of interest.
  5. Use knowledge of the music industry niches, structures, and trends to articulate a clear and reasoned approach to pursuing one’s own career and personal objectives
  6. Proactively articulate and engage in networking opportunities

Ethical Sensitivity

Identify ethical conflicts and articulate how own values are connected to the application of professional standards of conduct.

  1. Identify sources of ethical conflicts in case examples
  2. Analyze and explain professional standards of ethical conduct in the music industry
  3. Articulate sources of own values and connect to decision-making preferences

Collaborative Coordination

Demonstrate interpersonal skills critical for success in team or collaborative environments.

  1. Articulate organizational structures typical to the music industry that shape decision-making
  2. Identify when collaborative decisions and/or teamwork is needed
  3. Draw out the perspectives of others critical to the task and decision-making
  4. Seek and use input from others to develop joint and sustainable initiatives and problem solutions
  5. Set-up meetings (or other coordination opportunities) and monitor and appropriately work with time constraints on team problem solving
  6. As needed, facilitate consensus by summarizing different opinions and articulating a perspective on pro and cons and/or compromise