The music industry is changing faster than ever—and expanding worldwide. In this master’s degree, you’ll learn to meet the artistic management and entrepreneurial challenges of the global entertainment industry.

From crowdsourcing to music streaming, the way of doing business in the music industry is being revolutionized. Berklee's master in global entertainment and music business is part of that revolution. This one-year program is ideal if you have a vested interest in both music and business, and want to gain a competitive edge in the industry.




50+ networking opportunities

50+ networking opportunities

40+ guest speakers

40+ guest speakers

Global perspective

Global perspective

As a global entertainment and music business student, you will focus on the skills, concepts, and methodologies central to global business models and apply these models to the artistic management and entrepreneurial challenges of music and digital media in the contemporary international entertainment industry. You will strengthen your analytical and leadership skills as well as your written, oral, and musical communication skills. As you advance your professional skills and knowledge, you will grow and excel as leaders of the global music industry.

Program Highlights

GEMB students at INOCON

Global Perspective

Students from over 30 countries come to develop a global vision of the music industry and understand the tendencies in leading and emerging markets. Our multicultural faculty have experience across the globe, and we bring in industry experts to give in-depth thematic workshops on the nuances of markets such as the US, Japan, Sweden, Brazil, China, and France.

GEMB students at innovation week

Tailored Curriculum

The program offers concentrations in three areas of the music industry: Live Entertainment, Entrepreneurship, and Record Industry. Students choose the concentration and focus on this area for the practicum course and the culminating experience project. In addition to choosing a concentration, students have the flexibility to choose several electives based on their interests and career goals.

Students at a Disrupcion's event

Practical Experience

Getting hands-on, practical experience is vital to success after graduation. Students have the chance to work on real-life projects such as the on-campus record label Disrupción Records. Students also get to work on consulting projects to develop creative solutions for real companies and start-ups, such as Sony Music Germany, Kobalt Music Group, FUGA, Chartmetric, Soundcharts, and Next Big Sound.

Culminating Experience

The culminating experience is your final project and is related to your concentration. Through the culminating experience, you will make a creative contribution to—and/or define and solve a problem that exists in—the profession. This experience may take the form of a creative, practical, or research project. You will work in consultation with your faculty advisor and/or the program director to develop your unique project. The goal is to complete original work at a professional level. A faculty committee comprising your advisor and two other faculty members will serve as the examining committee to evaluate your final project.

Culminating Experience Timeline

  • Semester One: Students propose their culminating experience to their advisor and program director.
  • Semester Two: Students revise and refine their proposal and get final approval from their advisor. Students also work with their advisor to form the culminating experience committee for their project.
  • Semester Three: Students complete and present their final project to the culminating experience committee.

Important dates 

  • June 5–9: Rehearsal presentations and definitive committee selection
  • June 19: CE documents submission (outcome and reflective)
  • June 21-30: final presentation

Culminating experience schedule 

Culminating Experience Jury

Alex Perrin
Pete Dyson
Grace Puluczek
Alf Olofsson
Steffen Meister
Pablo Munguia
Emilien Moyon
Note: Not all jury members will participate in each CE presentation and evaluation.


All graduate programs at Berklee are accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.), which is internationally recognized as an authority on educational quality.

The Master of Arts in Global Entertainment and Music Business is additionally accredited by Spanish educational authorities. Berklee College of Music Valencia Campus (Berklee-Valencia), the authorized center of Higher Education in Arts, imparts this program under affiliation with Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV) and it is valid throughout the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).

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Graduation Requirements

On-campus graduate programs are designed to be completed in three semesters of full-time study or one full academic year—a consecutive fall, spring, and summer. The full-time summer term is six-to-seven weeks in length directly following the spring semester.

All students are expected to be in residence for the entire program (three academic terms). Furthermore, all candidates seeking to graduate must earn a minimum letter grade of B- in each course counting towards a degree requirement, attain a minimum GPA of 3.00, and complete all course work, the culminating experience, and other graduation requirements.

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