Northeastern University

College of Arts, Media & Design

Music Industry Leadership


360 Huntington Ave

Boston, MA 02115

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Music Industry Leadership

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Master of Science in Music Industry Leadership Program

In an environment that has seen technological and structural upheaval, Northeastern University’s Department of Music offers a unique one year Master of Science degree that prepares graduates for leadership roles in today’s music organization. Divided into three concentrations, the Master of Music Industry Leadership (MMIL) offers advanced study for music entrepreneurs and career focused professionals. Courses focus on designing an integrated vision and developing action plans that build sustainable business models to meet organizational and personal goals. Exceptional faculty have real-world teaching, research and working experience in current music industry issues allowing them to bring the latest innovative ideas into the MMIL program.

Small seminar classes, close faculty advising, and tailored course-loads make this a flexible program. Students undertaking the entrepreneurship concentration focus on the creation of new ventures within the music and entertainment industry. Course work in this concentration focuses on global leadership capabilities that emphasize entrepreneurship and business development capabilities. Research concentration students complete an original thesis that examines a critical issue in the music industry, often combining qualitative and quantitative research. The professional concentration is designed for those interested in developing high level training in music management that eventuates in leading music organizations.


New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid Description: Yes, all students are encouraged to apply for financial assistance when they apply for admission. Please speak to an Enrollment Advisor for more information.

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: All students are encouraged to apply for financial assistance when they apply for admission. Federal, state, University scholarship programs, and payment options are available.

Locale: Large City

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