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Since 1964, the Music Business and Entertainment Industries program has been at the forefront of music business education.  We are proud to have been named as one of the top music business programs by Billboard each time they have published a list (2016, 2014, and 2011).  Our program derives its strength from three key components: coursework, extra-curricular activities, and the faculty.

In our Music Business and Entertainment Industries courses, students gain knowledge about virtually all aspects of the industry, including how each of the areas has evolved over time to lead us to where things are today, and how they are likely to continue evolving in the future.  More information about our specific courses can be found on the Degrees page of our website.

Through our extra-curricular activities, students gain hands-on experience in a variety of settings, including internships, student-run music enterprises, and music-business related organizations and clubs. Students begin their careers in the music business the day they come to study with us. More information about our extra-curricular opportunities can be found on the Student Life page of our website.

Our faculty are considered to be pracademics in that they are both academics as well as practitioners in the music business and entertainment industry.  They are able to draw on their extensive backgrounds, as well as their current activities, to ensure that our students understand the complexities, challenges, and opportunities of this quickly changing industry. More information about our faculty can be found on the Faculty page of our website.

Our graduates work in every segment of the music business and entertainment industries, including major and independent record companies and music publishing companies, talent agencies, digital music services, music licensing intermediaries, artist management companies, and concert venues. Our alumni are always happy to help mentor and guide our current students. 

Our institution is a proud member of the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association (MEIEA). Our faculty have a rich history of leadership in MEIEA and have played a vital role in advancing the field of music industry education.  We are also a member of the Music Business Association Academic Partnership Program.