Our Graduate Diploma in International Music Business gives graduates a clear pathway to exercising leadership in the international music business.

Gain an advanced knowledge of the music business, build strategic creative entrepreneurial skills, and engage with contemporary issues in relation to the creation, production, distribution and consumption of music and music related products.

You‘ll be fully equipped to manage complex music business issues during a period of rapid change in the economic, musical, cultural, social, legal and technological aspects of the industry. This course focuses specifically on music business and is run by experts with many years of music industry experience.

Take control in a professional leadership role that encompasses creative, entrepreneurial and managerial functions in small to large music business organisation in a global context, informed by a comprehensive understanding of national and international best practice.

This course is designed to cater specifically for existing music industry employees like you, who want to study full or part time, while maintaining your current industry based career, or a recent graduate of a music business/music industry course to further your study in the field.

To give you the flexibility you need in a busy career in the music business, our subjects are offered online and can be completed at your own pace, without having to attend timetabled classes on a weekly basis.

In addition to the online lessons, there are at least two residential sessions held each year, held mostly over weekends. Successful completion of this course gives you automatic entry into Box Hill Institute’s Masters of International Music Business.

Course Admission Profile

Course Code GDIMB
Study Areas Music Business
Study Level Graduate Diploma
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 1 year (or PT equivalent)

Course Type Graduate Diploma
Campuses Off Campus, Box Hill

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Full Tuition Fee $18,192.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees No materials fee applies
Retain Course Items*** No fee applies

* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

You can enrol throughout the year.

Full time: 1 year or part time equivalent

Off Campus, Box Hill

You must have successfully completed either:

  • an Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related discipline.
  • an Australian post-graduate degree (or equivalent) in an unrelated discipline
  • have at least two years’ music industry experience

You will need to submit a completed application form by:

  • email to arts@boxhill.edu.au
  • or by posting to Higher Education, Box Hill Institute, Private Bag 2014, Box Hill 3128
  • or in person at the Higher Education Office

Successful completion will enable you to enrol in our Masters of International Music Business. You may also be eligible to apply for further postgraduate study at other institutions, including postgraduate study in teaching and education.

Direct entry. Application dates: before February and July.

This course is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and the qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 8 and Box Hill Institute Graduate Attributes.

Graduates will have: communication, oral and written, the capacity for enquiry and research, be commercially and organisationally savvy, collaborative, display teamwork, and the ability to work in partnerships. They will be attentive, respectful and fair team members. They will be critical analysts and thinkers, creative problem solvers, and self-directed, reflective practitioners. They will be ethical corporate and community citizens and enthusiastic lifelong learners, who are adaptable, flexible and who embrace change. 

Graduates will have advanced business and management skills and knowledge that can be applied across the broad spectrum of Music Business activities. These range from venue and live performance management, to recording, and radio, television and Internet publishing and sales, for which possible careers include Music and Entertainment Manager, Music Project Manager, Artist and Major Event Manager, Major Record Company Senior Administrator, Independent Record Company Manager, Music Publishing, or Music Organisation Manager. Graduates may also find employment in other business-related industries with promising career forecasts, such as advertising, marketing, multimedia specialisation and web development.

The Graduate Diploma of International Music Business can serve as the first 8 subjects of the 15 subject Masters of International Music Business.

Last updated: February 18, 2019 02:16pm