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Music Business

Music Business Associate in Applied Science Degree
Music Business

Program Overview

The Music Business Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree program is an innovative curriculum designed to prepare students for today’s music industry, with a business entrepreneur emphasis. It is designed for both the performing musician and the business student. The program combines a flexible curriculum with an emphasis in business and marketing, along with music industry related course and experiences. 

Publishing, marketing, musical instrument sales, record companies, copyrights, management, music production, evolving Internet opportunities and other components of the music industry are explored in this program. 

​The music industry has changed radically over the last decade and has become a field in which Do-It-Yourself skills have become essential survival tools. Much of the curriculum is focused on the self-sufficiency of the student, and the ability to access all available means of production and promotion with superb technical skills, and relevant industry knowledge.

Program Delivery Methods
Hybrid, online and traditional in-class courses on Saint Paul College campus, St. Paul, MN​

What You'll Learn

  • Skills and knowledge in music production, Internet opportunities, and marketing 
  • Knowledge and skills in digital sound and video 
  • Ability to access all available means of production and promotion 
  • Technical skills and relevant industry knowledge​​

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Program Details

  • Program Requirements

    Program Requirements Guides
    View the Program Requirement Guide to learn about Minimum Program Entry Requirements, Recommended Course Sequence and Program Outcomes:

    General Education/MnTC Requirements
    The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) is the general education curriculum for the Minnesota State system. Choose MnTC courses according to the requirements listed on your Program Requirements Guide. Refer to the MnTC course list for each Goal Area:

    Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) list.pdf

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  • Career Settings

    • ​Marketing 
    • Management 
    • Music production 
    • Web site design 
    • Blogging techniques​

  • Transfer Pathways

    ​Saint Paul College has transfer articulation agreements between the following program and post-secondary institutions for the baccalaureate degree programs listed below. For more information please contact a transfer specialist or go to ​​​

    Music Business AAS Degree 

    • ​BA Individualized Studies, Metropolitan State University 
    • BS Marketing, Saint Mary’s University-Twin Cities Campus 
    • BS Business Administration, Saint Mary’s University-Twin Cities Campus​ 

  • Related Programs

  • Additional Benefits

    ​​Graduates will have knowledge and skills to provide foresight of potential opportunities in the management of the music business.​

  • Program Advisor

    ​​​Craig Maus​​​​

  • Meet the Faculty

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​ACBSP Accredited
Accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs for meeting the rigorous educational standards established by the ACBSP.​​​

Business Department Mission
The mission of the Business Department at Saint Paul College is to sustain the College mission by providing quality, lifelong business education supported by technology for a diverse, metropolitan student population.​​

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