Music Management

Bachelor of Music (Music Management)

Music Management prepares qualified students for a wide array of career options in recording production and promotion, music products management, music publishing, arts management and administration, business and legal relationships in the entertainment media and a host of other interests in the music industry.

The Bachelor of Music degree with Emphasis in Music Management provides a comprehensive professional music degree that combines intensive study of  music with studies in music management, including music production, music publishing, copyright, licensing, income and royalty stream analysis, business fundamentals and general education classes. Each student will complete a self-designed Senior 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
MAPM 021Applied Music2
MAPM 022Applied Music2
MAPM 023Applied Music2
MAPM 024Applied Music2
MAPM 125Applied Music2
MAPM 126Applied Music2
MAPM 127Applied Music2
MAPM 128Applied Music2
MMGT 011Introduction to Music Business3
MMGT 021Follow the Money3
MMGT 035Digital Music Basics3
MMGT 050Music Industry Forum (Must be taken twice)1
MMGT 100Music Publishing3
MMGT 106Sound Recording Fundamentals3
MMGT 175Music Royalty Analysis3
MMGT 180Senior Project Proposal1
MMGT 185Senior Project1
MMGT 187Music Management Internship3
or MMGT 188 Music Industry Professional Practice
MMGT 196Music Industry Career Development3
Supportive Courses in Music
MCOM 032Music Theory I3
MCOM 042Musicianship I1
MCOM 033Music Theory II3
MCOM 043Musicianship II1
MAPM 003Class Piano I1
MAPM 004Class Piano II1
Eight units and eight semesters of the following, based on placement auditions:8
Concert Band
Ensemble Performance
University Chorus
MPER 060Varied Ensemble1
MCOM 009Introduction to Music Notation Technology1
MPER 054Dean's Seminar1
MPER 151Principles of Conducting2
MHIS 011Survey of Music History I3
MHIS 012Survey of Music History II3
Music Electives4


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 music industry 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  music production, 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