Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Music

MA Music and Management

This distinctive course gives you the chance to develop your musical skills and management knowledge supported by experienced practitioners and leading international experts.


This MA is delivered jointly by the School of Music and the world-leading Leeds University Business School. One third of the course credits are spent studying music, one-third are devoted to studying various management perspectives, theories and approaches, and the final third brings these two areas together in a major project.

The Business School modules provide a firm grounding in areas of management including entrepreneurship, enterprise creation, and marketing for managers, and the unique creative industries management module focuses particularly on business practice and administration in this sector, enhancing employability. Within the School of Music you can choose a bespoke module exploring live music management and promotion or take a module in another area of music such as musicology or performance. For your major project you can write a dissertation drawing on theoretical approaches to an area of music and management, or select the innovative music and management project module, which allows for the practical application of theory and skills developed elsewhere in the course.

The course is an ideal option for students wishing to pursue a  management career in the music industry, and for existing music-industry managers wishing to enhance their skills or undertake continuous professional development.

Programme Information

Programme Details and Application Portal

Key Staff

Silviu Cobeanu (Music) (Programme Leader)
Research Interests: Audience experience at arts events; Arts and music programming; Music tourism; Sacred space and sacred music in the events context
Professional Experience: Music promotion and management; Arts programming; International events management; Audience development and cultural marketing; Popular music promotion

Dr Richard Tunstall (LUBS)
Research Interests: Entrepreneurship theory; New venture creation processes; Innovations in enterprise education
Professional Experience: Project implementation and user engagement manager at a small fast-growth digital HR-solutions startup based in London, during its flotation on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM)

Dr James Roberts (LUBS)
Research Interests: Innovation and dynamic capabilities in the creative and cultural industries.
Professional Experience: Strategic consulting for clients including the BBC, Sony, Walt Disney and Warner Bros, on strategy and innovation related projects; Advised clients on assessment of new initiatives and ventures in the media and communications sectors

Dr Matthew Mount (LUBS)
Research Interests: Innovation and strategy process; Impact of information technology artefacts, such as crowdsourcing and social media, as material structures in organizations
Professional Experience: Freelance management consultant, advising both SMEs and large public and private sector organizations in driving strategic change and improving innovative processes

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