If you’re interested in furthering your music business or industry career, this unique online master’s degree gives current music industry professionals or graduates from relevant courses, the opportunity to acquire elite music industry knowledge and leadership skills to advance your career.

Our master’s degree focuses specifically on music business and is run by experts with many years of industry experience.

This course will equip you with the confidence to exercise leadership in the international music business. You’ll be guided by our qualified and professional staff in obtaining advanced industry knowledge, strategic creative entrepreneurial skills, research acumen and engagement with contemporary issues in relation to the creation, production, distribution and consumption of music and music related products.

Graduates will be highly capable of managing complex music business issues during a period of the rapid change in the economic, musical, cultural, social, legal and technological aspects of the music industry.

You will be able to assume a professional leadership role that encompasses creative, entrepreneurial and management 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 has been designed to cater for existing music industry professionals like you, to study full or part time, while maintaining your current industry based careers, or as a recent graduate of music business/music industry courses to further your study in the field.

To give you the flexibility you need in a busy career in the music business, subjects are offered online and can be completed at your own pace, without having to attend timetabled classes on a weekly basis. The online nature of the course allows us to engage internationally based experts in various music business fields to teach you and contribute to classes. In addition to the online lessons, there are 2 residential sessions held each year, held mostly over a weekend.

We host special high profile music industry guests on a regular basis, with recent guests including social media guru Ahilleas Papantos and UK Indie Record label CEO Merida Sussex.

The Graduate Diploma of International Music Business serves as the first 8 subjects of the Master of International Music Business. All students must first enrol in, and complete the Graduate Diploma of International Music Business in order to qualify to continue on to the Master of International Music Business.

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Course admission profile




Course Code MOIMB
Study Areas Music Business
Study Level Postgraduate
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 2 years,
PT: 4 - 6 years,

Course Type Master
Campuses Off Campus, Box Hill


Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Full 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.

February and July

Full time: 2 years (subject to availability) 
Part time: 4 - 6 years

Online resources are available to you at all times. The Graduate Diploma of International Music Business serves as the first 8 subjects of the Master of International Music Business. All students must first enrol in, and complete the Graduate Diploma of International Music Business in order to qualify to continue on to a Master of International Music Business.

Off Campus, Box Hill

You must have successfully completed either:

  • the Graduate Diploma of International Music Business; or
  • an Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related discipline

 

Successful completion will enable you to apply for further postgraduate study at other institutions. This includes postgraduate study in teaching and education or a PhD in the field.

Direct entry.  Application dates February and July.  

As part of the admission process, an interview with the Course Coordinator will be required.  In the interview, the structure of the courses will be discussed, and the student will be asked how they feel their background and experiences would mesh with the content of the courses.  Any material the candidate brings in to demonstrate their competency and areas of interest will be examined and evaluated sympathetically.  

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

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 9 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
  • 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 serves as the first 8 subjects of the Masters of International Music Business (which is a further 7 subjects).  

We expect to enrol between 10 and 20 students.

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MBM111 INTERNATIONAL MUSIC LICENSING AND PUBLISHING 6.0

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MBM121 MUSIC INDUSTRY AND CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP 6.0

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MBM122 GLOBALISATION AND THE MUSIC INDUSTRY 6.0

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MBM123 STRATEGIC MUSIC MARKETING 6.0

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MBM132 MUSIC INDUSTRY ETHICS AND LEGAL ISSUES 6.0

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MBM131 INDUSTRY RESEARCH PROJECT PROPOSAL 6.0

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MBM222 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY ASSESSMENT 6.0

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MBM213 MUSIC POLICY AND POLITICS 6.0

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MBM112 RESEARCH METHODS 6.0

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MBM212 TECHNOLOGY AND THE MUSIC INDUSTRY 6.0

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MBM221 LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT FOR THE MUSIC INDUSTRY 6.0

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MBM111 INTERNATIONAL MUSIC LICENSING AND PUBLISHING 6.0

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MBM113 CONTEMPORARY MUSIC INDUSTRY ISSUES 1 6.0

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MBM121 MUSIC INDUSTRY AND CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP 6.0

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MBM122 GLOBALISATION AND THE MUSIC INDUSTRY 6.0

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MBM131 INDUSTRY RESEARCH PROJECT PROPOSAL 6.0

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MBM222 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY ASSESSMENT 6.0

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MBM123 STRATEGIC MUSIC MARKETING 6.0

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MBM211 CONTEMPORARY MUSIC INDUSTRY ISSUES 2 6.0

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MBM132 MUSIC INDUSTRY ETHICS AND LEGAL ISSUES 6.0

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MBM213 MUSIC POLICY AND POLITICS 6.0

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MBM223 BRAND MANAGEMENT 6.0

The subject provides students with an overview of the developmental areas pertinent to music brand management. It will equip students with an appreciation of the history and meaning of the ubiquitous terms: brands and branding through a consideration of the history and development of brand management and how it can be applied to the evolution of music brands from both the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Additionally, students will gain knowledge and understanding of the brand landscape. From products, companies, places, ideas and people, students will be able to identify the processes concerned with the development, differentiation and translation of contemporary music brands.

Indicative student workload is 10 hours per week for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: MBM123
Assessment: Assessment 1: Practical Group Presentation, length 15 minutes, 20%
Assessment 2: Essay, length 2,000 words, 40%
Assessment 3: Case Study, length 2,000 words, 40%

MBM112 RESEARCH METHODS 6.0

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MBM212 TECHNOLOGY AND THE MUSIC INDUSTRY 6.0

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MBM221 LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT FOR THE MUSIC INDUSTRY 6.0

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MBM231 MAJOR INDUSTRY RESEARCH PROJECT 12.0

Students enrolled in this subject will undertake research in an area of Music Business approved by the course coordinator. The study will incorporate both theoretical inquiry and primary research, and it is expected that the project will be theoretically, methodologically and technically sophisticated. In this context, Music Business research is the application of a scholarly approach to a field that addresses the confluence of economic, musical, cultural, social, legal, and technological development. It aims at a comprehensive understanding of—and dialogue with—contemporary issues related to the creation, production, distribution and consumption of music and music product. On completion of the subject, students will submit a Major Industry Research Project Report, which may take the form of an extended essay, or a case study/survey-based report on their chosen research topic, and draws out any practical implications. This subject allows students an opportunity to devise and execute an ambitious and substantial individual, self-managed project that encompasses and showcases the skills and knowledge acquired during the course. This subject also enables students to critically appraise the validity of research, to be able to commission their own research in the future, to appreciate the process of knowledge production and its relevance for practical outcomes in Music Business.

Indicative student workload is 20 hours per week for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: Yes - MBM231 Industry Research Project Proposal
Assessment: Assessment 1: Abstract, length 300 words, 10%
Assessment 2: Seminar presentation in person or by Skype, 10 minute presentation and 1,000 words, 10%
Assessment 3: Major Industry Research Project, 10,000 words, 80%


Last updated: January 16, 2019 04:08pm