MA in Music Industry

APU’s M.A. in Music Entrepreneurship equips talented independent musicians and managers with the business acumen they need to thrive in the competitive, ever-changing music industry.

Learn more about the Master of Arts in Music Industry program.


CMUS 500Foundations of Music Entrepreneurship3
CMUS 501Commercial Music Strategic Marketing3
CMUS 502Entrepreneurship and Media-Based Streams in Commercial Music3
CMUS 503Commercial Music Structure and Global Industry Issues3
CMUS 504Finance and Accounting for Music Entrepreneurs3
CMUS 505Music and Media3
CMUS 600Comprehensive Artistic Management3
CMUS 601Public Policy and Strategic Planning in the Music Industry3
CMUS 602Music Publishing3
CMUS 603Ethics and Faith in Music Industry Management3
CMUS 604Music Entrepreneurship Project2
Total Units32


University graduate admission and program-specific requirements must be met before an application is complete (see Admission to the University). Program-specific application requirements are available online.

International students should contact Graduate and Professional Admissions for application procedures.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
  1. Develop advanced research skills and use of data that enhance the work of a music entrepreneur.
  2. Display an understanding of skills related to leading music entrepreneurial entities.
  3. Articulate how faith and ethics impacts music entrepreneurial activities.
  4. Integrate a musical artistic posture with creating or leading a music entrepreneurial project.
  5. Practice and engage the field through projects in music entrepreneurial studies.