Diploma In Business
(Music Industry)

This comprehensive diploma is designed to produce graduates with a wide range of unique skill sets in music business. Upon completion, you will receive a recognized diploma from ICOM that is approved by Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education and accredited by the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA).

What You Would Study

In Music Business, you will learn about the types of businesses that are closely related to music making, publishing, recording, retailing, promotion, distribution and management.

In Artist And Event Management, you will learn the scope and function of the artist manager in launching and developing successful careers for artists’, and develop skills to manage concerts and events.

In Music Publishing, you will learn about acquire and protect music copyrights from exploitation through licensing and how to negotiate publishing contracts.

Entry Requirement

  • Malaysian students: Minimum 3 SPM credits, with pass in Bahasa Melayu and History.
  • International students:
    • Minimum IGCSE or High school completion equivalent to O-level, with minimum 3 credits.
    • English language competency certificates such as IELTS 4.0/ TOEFL iBT (30-31) / Cambridge English Qualification and Test (140) / Pearson Test of English (36) / MUET (Band 2).
  • Students with prior professional work experience may consult our admissions counselors to inquire on credit transfer options.

Career Options

  • Music Business Owner/Manager
  • Artist Manager
  • Concert Manager / Promoter
  • Tour Coordinator
  • Record Company Executive
  • Music Educator


KPT/JPT (R2/340/4/0539)(A6012) 11/20

Diploma in Business (Music Industry)

The Diploma in Business (Music Industry) (DBMI) is a 2-year program at the International College of Music (ICOM) and prepares students for a career in music business. ...

The DBMI is designed specifically to train you to meet this demand from the commercial music industry through lectures, seminars, field visits, live concerts, internship and self-learning. Throughout your learning here you will actively engage and communicate with members of faculty, a diverse student population, industry practitioners, live audiences and also actual commercial clients.

From developing artist management portfolios, analysing case studies in copyright protection to managing an actual live concert, you will learn everything there is to learn in this fast-paced program designed to prepare you for a career in music business.

Program Highlights

  • Specially tailored curriculum to produce industry-ready graduates
  • Learn from qualified faculty and network with music industry professionals
  • Engage with peers from over 20 countries
  • Degree top-up option at UK upon graduation