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MBA for Music & Creative Industries

For experienced business managers and future business leaders from all segments of the music & creative industries. This innovative flexible programme is structured to allow you to continue working full time. It connects your learning to current global and relevant organisational issues whilst also benefiting from other industry perspectives.

This MBA programme has been developed in collaboration with an international team of executives from across the music and creative industries.  It is built upon the Henley Flexible Executive MBA programme, and enhanced with a bespoke programme of workshops and presentations from leading individuals and companies in the music and creative industries to meet the specific needs of international business professionals.

A dynamic steering committee together with leading business professionals and Henley Academics have created the content and the supportive environment for this programme.

The Henley MBA for Music and Creative Industries has been designed around the core Henley Flexible Executive MBA. Specially tailored workshops for the music and creative industries have been incorporated into the core modules to enhance learning and have been designed to involve industry and focus on key issues of the day. This ensures that the MBA programme is relevant to this creative, innovative and entrepreneurial business sector by covering areas such as:

  • IP Management and copyright development    
  • Brand sponsorship, branded content and value creation    in the music and creative industries    
  • Evaluation and analysis of business models and    alternative funding options and their impact on stakeholders    
  • International policy, regulation and leadership in    the creative sector    
  • International business, global strategies and market opportunities in a dynamic, often disruptive and frequently convergent market

The programme aims to:

  • Develop and enhance the skills of future music and    creative industry leaders and innovators    
  • Help direct strategic energy and insight, to reflect    on business models, decision making and business challenges    
  • Lead creative and innovative businesses in a way that welcomes and supports responsible leadership; a key trait of the Henley MBA.

The programme is structured to allow you to continue working in full-time employment while studying part time, connecting your learning to current global, international and organisational issues within the business community and the music industry.

Who is this MBA for?

The MBA is intended to appeal to those in all areas of business responsibility across the broader music and creative industries to include: Business managers, industry executives, middle or senior management, owner managers, heads of departments, those responsible for building or leading teams, creative managers, from SMEs to major corporations.

Creative Dynamics

This is an innovative new series developed to provide engagement with industry on cutting edge topics throughout the creative sector.  MBA students for the Music & Creative Industries get full access to these events.

These events are for SME’s and corporates designed for middle and senior management across the creative industries. They allow for the development of new insights, strategic discussions and new perspectives to be discussed in a positive environment.

Events to date:

Music & Brand partnerships – report available

Building business performance through managing creativity.

Opportunities in Branded content – report available.

Tuning in - Leadership and Strategy in the Digital Economy.

Marketing with Byte(s) - Analytics with Attitude - report available


Course content

  • Managing People and Performance (2 days) + Music & Creative Industries Workshop (1 day)
  • Managing Processes, Systems and Projects (2 days) + Music & Creative Industries Workshop (1 days)
  • Managing Financial Resources (2 days) and Personal Development + Music & Creative Industries Workshop (2 day)
  • 10 days in total.
  • Strategic and International Business (2 days) + Music & Creative Industries Workshop (2 days)
  • Corporate Finance and Governance (2 days) and Personal Development, building career/building competence (1 day) + Music & Creative Industries Workshop (1 day)
  • Strategic Marketing (2 days) + Music & Creative Industries Workshop (1 day)
  • 11 days in total
  • Leadership and Change. This workshop includes a one day session on research methods Manager as Investigator (3 days in total) - including main industry guest speaker
  • Reputation and Responsibility (2 days) - plus Music & Creative Industries Workshop on corporate & social responsibility (1 day)
  • Management Challenge (2 days)
  • 8 days total.

Fact File

Programme Length:
30 months part-time

Price:
£24,500
(Includes £1,000 deposit)
Optional study visit in Stage 3 approx. £2,000

Intake:
March 2015

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Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact me:

Anna Kite
T: 01491 418803
E: mba@henley.ac.uk
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