Striking a Chord in Music, Business

UNT Symphonic Band performance

UNT's G. Brint Ryan College of Business and College of Music introduced an M.B.A. in music business this fall. The new offering will instill future music professionals with an interdisciplinary mindset by blending business administration and music entrepreneurship curricula. Students will learn management, marketing, finance, media and other skills needed for direct application to the music industry, and the degree will help them build financially and professionally satisfying careers that positively impact their communities.

The M.B.A. in music business grew out of the College of Music's existing Music Business and Entrepreneurship program, which Billboard magazine listed among the nation's Top Music Business Schools for the last four years. Each year, the program awards $20,000 in cash prizes to budding student entrepreneurs in the UNT Music Entrepreneurship Competition.

"There are very few such degrees offered in American higher education today," says John Richmond, dean of the College of Music. "This new partnership leverages the strengths and expertise of two distinguished faculties and provides an impressive, interdisciplinary curriculum at a terrific value."