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MBA in Athletic Administration

Individuals who would like to work in the sport or athletic industries may be interested in the Master of Business Administration in Athletic Administration program at Southern New Hampshire University. Learn more about the Master of Business Administration in Athletic Administration program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Business Administration in Athletic Administration

School Offering Program:

Southern New Hampshire University

Program Prerequisites:

Students considering applying to the Master of Business Administration in Athletic Administration program may already have a business-related bachelor's degree; those who do not may be required to take prerequisite courses. Applicants to Southern New Hampshire University must have earned a bachelor's degree to seek admission into this master's degree program.

Program Description:

Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Business Administration in Athletic Administration program introduces students to the role of sports in modern society and the socio-cultural factors that influence participation in sports. Students have the opportunity to study the administration of interscholastic and recreational athletic programs, including sport products and marketing, operations management, finance, governance, compliance, recruitment, and human resources. Business coursework includes managerial accounting, managerial economics, financial management, international corporations, the role of information technology in business, strategic management techniques, and responsible corporate leadership.

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Financial Aid Available:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify. Contact the SNHU Student Financial Services office to learn more about your financial aid options.

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Required Courses for a Master of Business Administration in Athletic Administration:

MBA Foundation Courses

  • MBA 501: Mathematics and Statistics for Business
  • MBA 502: Economics for Business
  • MBA 503: Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • MBA 610: Business Law
  • OL 500: Human Behavior in Organizations

MBA Core 1 Courses (to be taken after completing foundation courses)

  • MBA 515: Business Environment, Innovations and Entrepreneurship
  • MBA 520: Accounting and Financial Analysis
  • MBA 550: Leading in an Organization
  • MBA 560: Marketing and Strategy

MBA Core 2 Courses (to be taken after completing Core 1 courses)

  • MBA 635: Ethics, Corporate Culture, and Social Responsibility
  • MBA 640: Finance, Economics, and Decision Making
  • MBA 665: Government Impact on Business
  • MBA 690: Operations Management and Technology

Athletic Administration Concentration Courses

  • SPT 510: Sport & Society
  • SPT 512: Principles in Athletic Administration
  • SPT 612: Advanced Topics/Athletic Administration

Post-Graduation Opportunities:

Career Paths:

The Master of Business Administration in Athletic Administration program at Southern New Hampshire University is designed to offer students a strong business foundation along with specialized training for the athletic industry. Graduates of the program could seek employment in places such as city parks, recreational centers, schools and colleges, health clubs, sporting goods companies, and sport arenas. Examples of positions graduates could compete for include, but are not limited to:

  • High School / College Coach
  • Facility Administrator
  • Operations Manager
  • Sporting Goods Sales Representative
  • Marketing Manager
  • Event Manager
  • Athletic Administrator

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