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Music - Business Emphasis, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The Bachelor of Music with Business Emphasis combines training in musicianship, entrepreneurship, and creativity. You’ll get the outstanding musical training that UNC’s School of Music has built its reputation on, while honing business skills to support your career in the music industry.

The Music - Business Emphasis program from University of Northern Colorado provides unique advantages for students who want to integrate performance training with marketing savvy and professional development. You’ll get mentorship and guidance from dedicated faculty who have built successful music careers and understand the music industry. Our state-of-the-art Music Technology Center supports studio-quality recording, software development and a wide range of marketing projects. You will have opportunities to gain real-world experience in the vibrant Colorado arts community.

Beyond the Classroom

The music business degree includes a one-semester internship with a music-related organization, providing you with real-world experience to strengthen your resume. You can gain additional hands-on training in the Music Technology Center, a state-of-the-art recording facility that includes studios for a wide range of projects. UNC’s Montfort College of Business offers further opportunities to extend your education beyond the classroom.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • The Bachelor of Music with Business Emphasis is built around the idea that you can combine outstanding musicianship with business acumen to create a career in the arts. 
  • You’ll work with regular music faculty and have the opportunity to perform in the same ensembles as non-business music students. 
  • This degree emphasis includes courses in accounting, finance, and entrepreneurship, with a focus on industry-specific subjects such as copyright, music publishing, artistic management, touring, promotion, and music technology. 
  • The degree culminates with a one-semester business internship with a music-related company or nonprofit organization

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • The $60 non-refundable application fee can be paid using a VISA, MasterCard or Discover card.
  • Official high school transcripts and graduation certificates
  • Undergraduate applicants are expected to meet a 2.5 GPA equivalent
  • Please provide a clear, high resolution photocopy of the bio-page (photo-page) of your passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18996 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9498 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18996 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9498 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9552 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4776 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Greeley

  • 950 - 1350 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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