Graduates of this intensive one-year program are positioned for creative, entrepreneurial, and management roles that address emerging issues in the music industry.
12 - 16 months
Northeastern’s Master of Science in Music Industry Leadership (MS.MIL) prepares the next generation of music leaders through global, real-world engagement and state-of-the-art best practices in management, leadership, and entrepreneurship. Core courses focus on fundamental issues associated with music leadership theory and practice. Elective courses allow students to focus on particular music leadership and management issues. This approach allows the creation of long-term skills that enhance the potential of graduates within a fluid and ever-changing field.
Allows students to study in Boston and gain real-world experience in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles–and other music capitals across the world.
Learn how our teaching and research benefit from a worldwide network of students, faculty and industry partners.
Required Course Work
MUSI 6000 - Management of Music Organizations
MUSI 6100 - Music Industry Research Methodology
MUSI 6200 - Financial Management in the Music Industry
MUSI 6300 - Intellectual Property for Music Management
MUSI 6400 - Marketing Strategies in the Music Industry
Complete 18 semester hours in the following subject areas:
MUSI 5000 level or above
AACE 6000 level or above
*Electives in other disciplines may be taken in consultation with your faculty advisor. A maximum of 6 semester hours of electives may be taken outside the College of Arts, Media, and Design.
Northeastern's signature experiential learning model combines academics with professional practice to help students acquire relevant, real-world skills they can apply to their desired industry. Each program offers its own unique experiential learning opportunities, but they might include:
Full-Time Co-op Opportunities — Students on co-op work in a paid position in their field of study for three to six months.
In-Class Case Studies — Professors integrate case studies and exercises into the classroom to bring a real-world perspective and relevance to what they’re teaching.
Research — Students collaborate with faculty in our more than 30 federally funded research centers, tackling some of the most pressing challenges in health, security, and sustainability.
Our faculty represents a wide cross-section of professional practices and in fields ranging from finance to education to biomedical science to management to the U.S. military. They serve as mentors and advisors, and collaborate alongside students to solve the most pressing global challenges facing established and emerging markets.
Assistant Professor, Music Industry and Ethnomusicology
By enrolling in Northeastern, you gain access to a network of more than 230,000 alumni and 3,000 employer partners, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and global NGOs. Our current students and faculty across strategically located regional campuses further foster that lifelong global community of learning and mentoring.
Below is a look at where our Art & Music Administration alumni work, the positions they hold, and the skills they bring to their organization.