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Master of Professional Studies in Sports Industry Management

Georgetown University's Master of Professional Studies in Sports Industry Management program is designed to teach students to manage all areas of business related to sports. Learn more about Georgetown University's MPS program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Professional Studies in Sports Industry Management

School Offering Program:

Georgetown University

Program Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students should have a familiarity with the business of sports. Students thinking of enrolling in Georgetown University's Master of Professional Studies in Sports Industry Management program must also have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university and have skills in research, leadership, and communication. All applicants to Georgetown University must have a high school diploma; some programs may have additional admission requirements.

Program Description:

Students could refine their leadership skills and learn the foundations of sports management in the Master of Professional Studies in Sports Industry Management program at Georgetown University. Courses aim to teach learners ethical practices and obligations within the sports industry as well as an understanding of global aspects of the business. Students may examine ways to design research and collect data for analysis and promote effective management and growth in the industry. Learners could develop skills in strategic marketing and sports finance and explore the globalization of sports. Students can choose an area of focus to concentrate their studies further, like sports business and sales, college sports administration, and sports communications.

Learning Format:

Online, on campus, or a combination of both

Program Length:

30 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Georgetown University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Professional Studies in Sports Industry Management:

To complete requirements for the Master of Professional Studies in Sports Industry Management program at Georgetown University, students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students can take classes online, on campus, or a mix of both. The curriculum is made up of two core courses, four foundation courses, and 12 credits of elective courses that consist of classes in each student's chosen focus area and an internship class. Not all elective courses are offered in both online and on-campus formats and may differ each year depending on availability. Students must also complete 20 hours of work per week during the internship courses to receive credit. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change; contact Georgetown University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses (6 credits)

  • Applied Ethics in Sports
  • Capstone

Foundation Courses (12 credits)

  • Sports Leadership and Management
  • Social Responsibility and Globalization of Sports
  • Strategic Sports Marketing
  • Sports Business and Finance

Elective / Internship Courses (3 credits)

Students can only apply up to six credits from the following classes toward their degree:

  • Internship Practicum I (online and on campus)
  • Internship Practicum II (on campus)
  • Citi Open Externship (on campus)
  • Washington Redskins Gameday Operations Externship (on campus)
  • Global Games: Olympics and World Cup (online and on campus)
  • Sports Entrepreneurship in a Global Marketplace (on campus)
  • FOX Sports University (on campus)
  • The Business of Sports Media (on campus)

Sports Communications Focus Area Courses (9 credits)

Students will choose three classes from the following:

  • Sports Communication and Public Relations
  • Sports Digital Media
  • FOX Sports University
  • Business of Sports Media

Sports Business and Sales Focus Area Courses (9 credits)

Students will choose three classes from the following:

  • Sports Sales, Sponsorship, and Revenue Development
  • Sports Digital Media
  • Sports Law, Contracts, and Negotiations
  • Sports Event Planning and Facility Management
  • Sports Economics and Global Brand Management
  • Sports Entrepreneurship

College Sports Administration Focus Area Courses (9 credits)

Students will choose three classes from the following:

  • Sports Digital Media
  • Sports Event Planning and Facility Management
  • FOX Sports University
  • Intercollegiate Athletics

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students with the Master of Professional Studies in Sports Industry Management degree may want to expand their learning into health sciences or kinesiology to learn how to manage sports teams and facilities, become teachers in higher education and research, or focus on areas of recreation. Doctoral opportunities include but are not limited to:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Health, Sport, and Exercise Science with a specialization in Recreation and Sport Management
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Kinesiology with a specialization in Sport Management
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Sport Management

Career Paths:

Graduates with an MPS in Sports Industry Management could work in a variety of settings, like colleges and universities, event planning groups, marketing firms, and athletic teams. Graduates should be skilled in human resources, finance, sales, and management in the sports industry and may be interested in the following career paths:

  • Sport information manager / director
  • Sales / marketing / event manager
  • Director of human resources