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In this section you will find all the information you need to start your adventure at IMB School.

MASTER’S, POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMAS AND SPECIALIST COURSES

IMB School’s qualifications are structured in 3 categories (master’s, postgraduate diplomas and specialist courses).

Thanks to the modular nature of IMB School’s training, your qualifications can be upgraded as you accumulate more modules. The qualifications will depend on the number of ECTS completed and the type of modules. Once you have reached the number of ECTS required for each qualification, you can claim the corresponding diploma.

Master’s qualifications that include at least the Make It Happen module are proprietary qualifications issued jointly by:

The collaboration between IMB School and the Centro Superior de Música de la Fundació Conservatori del Liceu responds to a shared vision of providing artists and managers with the best preparation in all aspects related to the development of musical projects and organisations. As well as the desire to extend the scope of specialised training in the field of business to all the artistic sensibilities that make up the world of music.

The names of the programmes:

  • All Music Business Management programmes include at least the Make It Happen module. 
  • All Music Business Innovation programmes include at least the Challenges module. 
  • All Music Business Mindset programmes include at least the Know-How module. 

Innovation and Management are an equivalent category and both are superior to Mindset.

QUALIFICATIONS

Master’s Qualifications (≥ 60 ECTS)

The Master’s qualifications apply once 60 ECTS have been completed.
There are different Master’s qualifications depending on the type of modules taken and the number of ECTS credits.

Advanced Master’s in Music Business Management & Innovation

Credits: ≥ 90 ECTS

Mode: In Person + Online

Diploma issued by:

Master’s Plus in Music Business Management

Credits: ≥ 75 ECTS

Mode: In Person + Online

Diploma issued by:

Master’s in Music Business Management

Credits: ≥ 60 ECTS

Mode: In Person + Online

Diploma issued by:

Master’s in Music Business Innovation

Credits: ≥ 60 ECTS

Mode: Cohort-Based Online

Diploma issued by:

Postgraduate Diploma or Executive Qualifications (≥ 30 ECTS)

The Postgraduate Diploma or Executive qualifications apply once 30 ECTS have been completed.
There are different qualifications depending on the type of modules taken and the number of ECTS credits. 

Executive Diploma in Music Business

Credits: ≥ 30 ECTS

Mode: Cohort-Based Online

Diploma issued by:

Postgraduate Diploma in Music Business Mindset

Credits: ≥ 30 ECTS

Mode: Cohort-Based Online

Diploma issued by:

Specialist Course Qualifications (≥ 15 ECTS)

The Specialist Course qualification applies once 15 ECTS have been completed.

Music Business Mindset Specialist Course

Credits: ≥ 15 ECTS

Mode: Cohort-Based Online

Diploma issued by:

CERTIFICATES

The completion of each module leads to obtaining a specific certificate that corresponds to the typology, the learning methodology and the workload of each module. There are two types of certificate:

Certificate of Knowledge Acquisition

Every time a student completes a foundations module under Active or Interactive Online Learning methodologies, they will receive a digital certificate to validate the acquisition of the specific knowledge provided in each module.

These are the modules Advanced Principles, Legal Aspects, Historical Analysis and Know-How.

Certificate of Professional Skills Acquisition

All students completing any of the professionalisation modules under the Learning by Doing methodology will have demonstrated the acquisition of the key skills required to successfully pursue a professional career in any field or sector.

The participation in the Internships module does not imply obtaining any of IMB School’s certificate, since the evaluation of the student’s performance is carried out by the company that is offering the internship.

Basic Professional Skills Certificate

This acknowledgement will be granted to all those students completing the Professional Development module who provide evidence of the assimilation of the following professional skills:

General Skills

  • Problem solving
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Pressure management
  • Teamwork
  • Negotiation

Critical Thinking Skills Certificate

This acknowledgement will be granted to all those students completing the Challenges module who provide evidence of the assimilation of the following professional skills:

General Skills

  • Problem solving
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Pressure management
  • Teamwork
  • Negotiation

Specific Skills

  • Searching for, processing and analysing information
  • Development of critical thinking
  • Oral and written defence of an argument
  • Concentration
  • Self-development
  • Innovation

Project Development Skills Certificate

This acknowledgement will be granted to all those students completing the Make It Happen module who provide evidence of the assimilation of the following professional skills:

General Skills

  • Problem solving
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Pressure management
  • Teamwork
  • Negotiation

Specific Skills

  • Proactivity
  • Decision making
  • Leadership
  • Planning
  • Organisation
  • Oral and written communication
  • Empathy
  • Responsibility
  • Commitment
  • Creativity
  • Persuasion

Admissions

To access any of the programmes that includes any of the following modules, a prior admission process is required:

  • Make It Happen
  • Challenges
  • Know-How
  • Professional Development

ADVANTAGES OF APPLYING EARLY

Applying as soon as possible to any of the recommended programmes has the following benefits:

Early access to AOL content:

As soon as you apply and pay the enrolment fee for a recommended programme, you can start studying any of the AOL modules included in the programme (Advanced Principles, Historical Analysis and/or Legal Aspects) without having to wait until the start of the programme. This is a great advantage as it allows you to start the larger modules in a more relaxed way.

Access to early payment discounts

If you plan to study any Management programme and you pay your enrolment fees in full before 30th June 2022, you will receive significant early-bird payment discounts. To qualify for these discounts, the deadline is round 13 of admission.

Access to scholarships

Admission is required in order to apply for the scholarships, and the application deadline is 31st July 2022. Therefore, if you want to access these, the deadline is round 16 of admission.

Admission Rounds

Round Start End Interview Resolution Booking Place
Round 1 1 Nov 2021 12 Dec 2021 14 Dec 2021 15 Dec 2021 7 Jan 2022
Round 2 13 Dec 2021 9 Jan 2022 11 Jan 2022 12 Jan 2022 28 Jan 2022
Round 3 10 Jan 2022 23 Jan 2022 25 Jan 2022 26 Jan 2022 11 Feb 2022
Round 4 24 Jan 2022 6 Feb 2022 8 Feb 2022 9 Feb 2022 25 Feb 2022
Round 5 7 Feb 2022 20 Feb 2022 22 Feb 2022 23 Feb 2022 11 Mar 2022
Round 6 21 Feb 2022 6 Mar 2022 8 Mar 2022 9 Mar 2022 25 Mar 2022
Round 7 7 Mar 2022 20 Mar 2022 22 Mar 2022 23 Mar 2022 8 Apr 2022
Round 8 21 Mar 2022 3 Apr 2022 5 Apr 2022 6 Apr 2022 22 Apr 2022
Round 9 4 Apr 2022 17 Apr 2022 19 Apr 2022 20 Apr 2022 6 May 2022
Round 10 18 Apr 2022 1 May 2022 3 May 2022 4 May 2022 20 May 2022
Round 11 2 May 2022 15 May 2022 17 May 2022 18 May 2022 3 Jun 2022
Round 12 16 May 2022 29 May 2022 31 May 2022 1 Jun 2022 17 Jun 2022
Round 13 30 May 2022 12 Jun 2022 14 Jun 2022 15 Jun 2022 1 Jul 2022
Round 14 13 Jun 2022 26 Jun 2022 28 Jun 2022 29 Jun 2022 15 Jul 2022
Round 15 27 Jun 2022 10 Jul 2022 12 Jul 2022 13 Jul 2022 29 Jul 2022
Round 16 11 Jul 2022 24 Jul 2022 26 Jul 2022 27 Jul 2022 12 Aug 2022
Round 17 25 Jul 2022 7 Aug 2022 9 Aug 2022 10 Aug 2022 26 Aug 2022
Round 18 8 Aug 2022 21 Aug 2022 23 Aug 2022 24 Aug 2022 9 Sep 2022
Round 19 22 Aug 2022 4 Sep 2022 6 Sep 2022 7 Sep 2022 23 Sep 2022
Round 20 5 Sep 2022 18 Sep 2022 20 Sep 2022 21 Sep 2022 25 Sep 2022

*For the last round, programmes that do not include the Know-How module will have an extra week to apply.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements vary according to the modules included in the programme.

For example, you could apply for the Advanced Master’s in Music Business Management & Innovation, and gain admission to all modules except the Challenges. In that case, your programme would become the Master’s Plus in Music Business Management.

Entry requirements for any programme that includes the Know-How and/or the Professional Development modules:

  1. Have a high level in English.
  2. Hold a higher education diploma (university, college, vocational school, artistic school, etc.).

Exceptionally, we will allow access to the admission process to any candidate who does not comply with point 2, as long as they are over 18 years of age and can demonstrate maturity and a minimum of 2 years of dedication to a project (artistic or business) related to music.

Entry requirements for any programme that includes the Make It Happen module:

  1. Have a high level in English and Spanish.
  2. Hold a higher education diploma (university, college, vocational school, artistic school, etc.).

Exceptionally, we will allow access to the admission process to any candidate who does not comply with point 2, as long as they are over 22 years of age and can demonstrate maturity and professional experience of at least 2 years in the music sector, or 3 years in any other sector.

Entry requirements for any programme that includes the Challenges module:

  1. Have a high level in English.
  2. Comply with any of the following points:
  • Hold a higher education diploma (university, college, vocational school, artistic school, etc.) while being able to demonstrate at least 2 years of white collar work experience in any sector.
  • Be at least 24 years old, be able to demonstrate maturity and have at least 5 years of white collar work experience in any sector.
  • Have passed the Make It Happen module and be able to demonstrate at least 2 years of white collar work experience in any sector.

Admission Process

1) El The process starts the moment the candidate pays the €100 admission fee (this amount will be deducted from the final amount of the tuition fee, or refunded in case of non-admission). 

2) Once the payment has been made, an email will be sent to start the admission process. In order for the admission application to be successfully completed, the candidate must comply with the given instructions in each of the following 4 steps:

a) Fill in the form with personal, academic and professional information.

b) Send the following documentation:

      • Cover letter or video. 
      • Curriculum vitae (the admissions department may subsequently request a copy of any of the qualifications).
      • Scanned copy of the ID card or passport.
      • Passport size photo (jpg format).
      • Documentary veracity agreement completed and signed.

c) Select the desired module(s).

d) Sign the General Terms and Conditions.

 3) Conduct a personal interview with the Academic Board of the programme you are applying (there might be more than one depending on the programme).

4) Send the admission letter: IMB School will personally communicate via email to each candidate the result of the admission process. If admitted, the candidate will receive a letter with the name of all the modules that they have been admitted to, together with the rest of the necessary information to start the enrolment process and depending on the case, apply for visas. In the event of not being admitted, the candidate may reapply for admission in the next edition.

Registration

The registration process:

1) Reservation – If the letter of admission is received more than 30 days before the start date of the module, the option to make a reservation will be given by paying 25% of the total amount of the tuition fee. The information required to make this first payment is given together with the admission letter.

 2) Enrolment –

The enrolment process ends with the payment of the remaining amount, which will be the result of deducting the amounts already paid for admission and reservation fees from the total amount of the registration. In addition, promotional and early-bird payment discounts may also be applied.

The deadline for enrolment is 10 days before the start of the module. Only for those who have been admitted in the last round of admission (see this table), will the registration deadline be the day before the start of the module. 

FINANCING

Thanks to our partnership with Fintonic and Confía, students of IMB School programmes have the possibility to get financing conditions to pay their enrolment fees in instalments.

How does the funding application process work?

Conditions for applying for financing

  1. The candidate must be over 18 years of age.
  2. The candidate must be the holder of a Spanish bank account. The account must be at least 6 months old.
  3. The bank account must be where the payroll or recurring income is paid into.

How does the application process work with Fintonic?

FINTONIC - APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Loan processing takes about 5 minutes.
  • You can apply for a loan between €1,000 to €50,000, with a variable NIR from 4.65% NIR (4.75% APR) to a maximum of 19.95% NIR (21.95% APR), to be repaid over a period of 6 to 96 months. These financing conditions depend on your financial capacity score or FinScore.
  • Fintonic calculates your financial capability or FinScore with your main bank account information, which you will need to add to Fintonic after registering. It is a 100% secure process that takes less than a minute. Adding your account is also necessary to validate your details and get your online loan with Fintonic.
  • The financing offer is indicative, non-binding and has to be approved by the financial institution offering the personal loan after the necessary checks have been carried out.
  • For your security, Fintonic may request some documents to identify you or ensure that you are the account holder from which the FinScore is obtained. You can get your fast online loan without paperwork, just a digital version, a photo or screenshot will do.
  • Requirements to be met to obtain a loan through Fintonic: When you apply for a loan, it is important to meet the requirements of the financial institutions. Each financial institution has different requirements, which is why it is important to apply through Fintonic. The requirements that the entities analyse before granting you the loan include your level of income and your length of employment, your previous level of debt, that you are not in default files for having had defaults in the past, as well as other variables such as whether you own a home and your type of employment contract. In any case, at Fintonic they work to find the best loan adapted to your profile, whatever your situation.

Legal Notice: This information is for illustrative purposes only. For the most up-to-date and detailed conditions, please contact Fintonic directly. 

Click here to start your loan application through Fintonic.

How does the application process work with Confía?

CONFÍA - APPLICATION PROCESS

All procedures are carried out online via the Confía website (zank.com.es), without the need to travel.

Confía carries out an evaluation by bank scoring. IMB School is not responsible for the evaluation or approval of applications. The decision is the sole responsibility of Confía. IMB School is not responsible for the conditions signed and agreed with Confía.

The financing options offered vary from 3 months, 6 months, 12 months or up to 5 years. Monthly repayments are paid at an APR of 9.95%.

There is a set-up fee, which is paid in a single payment in the first month. From the 2nd month onwards, monthly payments are made.

 

Legal Notice: This information is merely illustrative. For the most up to date and detailed conditions, please consult the Confía Entity directly.

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Q&A AND OPEN SESSIONS

Know-How

Online Open Sessions

Know-How module Open Sessions

Relevant session for anyone interested in:

Available dates:

  • July 27th, 2022, Wednesday – 19h CET
  • August 24th, 2022, Wednesday – 19h CET
  • September 14th, 2022, Wednesday – 19h CET
  • September 20th, 2022, Tuesday – 19h CET
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MAKE IT HAPPEN

Online and In Person Open Sessions

Make It Happen module Open Sessions

Available dates for Online Sessions, Spanish

  • July 20th, 2022Wednesday – 19h CET
  • August 8th, 2022Monday – 19h CET
  • August 31st, 2022Wednesday – 19h CET
  • September 8th, 2022 – Thursday – 19h CET
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Available dates for Madrid – In Person, Sony Music Spain, Spanish

  • September 13th, 2022Tuesday – 19h CET
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Available dates for Barcelona

  • July 20th, 2022Wednesday – 13h CET
  • September 7th, 2022 – Wednesday – 19h CET
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In the sessions held in Barcelona or Madrid you will receive a tote bag with a hard copy of a special brochure edition regarding the Master’s in Music Business Management.

Q&A GENERAL SESSIONS

 

IMB SCHOOL TRAINING

General Sessions

These sessions are held by expert training advisors and will reply to any question you might have regarding all the IMB School training. 

 

Q&A General Sessions English

  • July 19th, 2022 – Tuesday – 19h CET
  • August 4th, 2022 – Thursday – 19h CET
  • September 6th, 2022 – Tuesday – 19h CET
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Q&A General Sessions Spanish

  • July 28th, 2022 – Thursday – 19h CET
  • August 17th, 2022 – Wednesday – 19h CET
  • September 15th, 2022 – Thursday – 19h CET
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BARCELONA CAMPUS

Conservatori del Liceu

Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 88 - Barcelona

Our main facilities are those of the Conservatori del Liceu, where, in addition to in person sessions, students have access to the library, the bar-cafeteria and, occasionally, concerts in the auditorium.

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Sala Apolo

Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 113 - Barcelona

In addition, Sala Apolo hosts some of the training activities that take place outside the classroom as well as networking activities that are organised during the course.

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WORKSPACE

Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 109, 1º - Barcelona

This is our students' space, their office. Here students have 24/7 direct access to do team work and have meetings with the artists, and it is where they organise the IMB Festival and the release of the singles compilation.

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MADRID CAMPUS

SONY MUSIC SPAIN

Paseo de la Castellana 202 - Madrid

Our main facility in Madrid is the office of Sony Music Spain. This space will be refurbished to enhance the training experience for Make It Happen students in Madrid.

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