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M.B.A. with an Emphasis in Sports Business

Those interested in a managerial career combining their love of sports with strong business skills might benefit from the Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Sports Business program offered by Grand Canyon University. Continue reading to find more details about this master's degree program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Sports Business

School Offering Program:

Grand Canyon University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

A strong interest in all types of sports and completion of undergraduate business coursework are important for prospective students of this MBA program. Applicants to Grand Canyon University's master's degree programs should already have a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Grand Canyon University's Master of Business Administration program with an emphasis in Sports Business is designed to provide students with an overview of various business processes while also offering studies in sports management practices and strategies. Students have the opportunity to learn more about brand management, sports marketing strategies, sponsorship, sports media management, and practices for generating revenue in the sports industry. Other core courses might address managerial principles in areas of finance, accounting, operations, and marketing. Organizational leadership development, business decision making processes, motivational practices in leadership, and business models might also be covered.

Learning Format:

Online and on-campus

Program Length:

54 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

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

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Required Courses for a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Sports Business:

A total of 11 MBA courses, two Sports Business courses, and an introductory class in the College of Business must be completed in order to earn this MBA degree from Grand Canyon University. Contact Grand Canyon University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses (54 credits)

  • Introduction to Graduate Studies in the College of Business
  • Leadership and Organizations
  • Accounting Practices
  • Finance Principles
  • Applied Business Probability and Statistics
  • Economics
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Marketing Management
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Operations Management
  • Managerial Finance
  • Strategic Management
  • Sports Business Revenue Generation
  • Sports Business Analytics

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

While in some cases the MBA can be considered a terminal degree, those who wish to pursue careers in academics or broaden their skills and knowledge for further career advancement might consider a doctorate degree. These graduates could enroll in a Doctor of Business Administration program, and they could choose an additional emphasis area, such as Management.

Career Paths:

Since the MBA - Sports Business program at Grand Canyon University is designed to expose students to sports business operations and revenue strategies, graduates of this program might explore senior management or executive positions in the field. They might seek employment in professional or semi-professional sports organizations, sports marketing firms, sports equipment manufacturing companies, sports representation agencies, or media outlets.

Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Sports manager
  • Sports marketer
  • Talent manager
  • Sports licensing professional
  • Sports broadcasting executive

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