Universities Offering a Sports Management Masters Degree Program

Graduate level sports management programs focus on the business side of sports. Masters degrees are available at many schools throughout the country, and can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis.

How to Select a Sports Management Master's Degree Program

Master's degree programs in sports management are available at universities across the country. These programs may be housed in a university's department of arts and science, hospitality, business or continuing education.

Consider the following when looking for a Sports Management school:

  • Make sure that the program covers areas of business and finance in relation to the sports industry, as well as business management topics and sports topics.
  • Specialization options allow you to go beyond the core curriculum and take courses in marketing, media relations, or management, and since Sports Management is so closely tied to the business of sports, taking these related courses is something to consider.
  • Look for internship opportunities. Many schools have strong ties to local business and sports teams, including the University's own sports team.

Sports Management Program Overview

Graduate Degrees in Sports Management

Master's degree programs in Sports Management programs can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis with evening and weekend classes so that students can continue to work during the weekday while pursuing their degree. The curriculum spans about 36-45 credits that can be satisfied in a minimum of three semesters. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree, qualifying scores from graduate exams and relevant references. Typical courses include:

  • Strategic management
  • Business development
  • Public relations
  • Sports marketing
  • Sports business research

10 Schools with Master's Degrees in Sports Management

College/University Institution Type
Ohio University 4-year, Public
University of Massachusetts-Amherst 4-year, Public
University of Central Florida 4-year, Public
University of Oregon 4-year, Public
Columbia University 4-year, Private
University of South Carolina 4-year, Public
Georgetown University 4-year, Private
Florida Atlantic University 4-year, Public
The George Washington University 4-year, Private
University of Northern Colorado 4-year, Public

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