Saint Leo University

MBA - Sport Business

The Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Sports Business program at Saint Leo University is designed to prepare students for a business career with sports franchises, facilities, or athletic departments. Read more about this program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Sport Business

School Offering Program:

Saint Leo University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students to the MBA program with a specialization in Sport Business should have a strong foundation in management and should be interested in pursuing employment in a sports-related industry. Applicants to Saint Leo University master's degree programs must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Saint Leo University's Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Sport Business is designed to help students advance their understanding of core business management and also grow their expertise in sport business. Core courses cover topics in management, finance, human resources, and economics, while the the specialization courses allow students the opportunity to explore and analyze the problems and solutions that they may encounter when working with a sports organization. They may also investigate the interrelationship between sports-related business and economics, ethics, and technology. The program also includes an optional internship to help students gain real-world experience in the sports management industry.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

36 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

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

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Required Courses for the Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Sports Business:

Students earning their MBA with a specialization in Sport Business through Saint Leo University are required to complete a total of 36 credits, as well as a preliminary student orientation course. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Saint Leo University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses (36 credits)

  • Professional Development
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Human Resource in Management
  • Managerial Economics
  • Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • Global Business Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Foundations of Sport
  • Risk Management and Legal Concepts in Sport
  • Facility Planning and Management in Sport
  • Sport Marketing
  • Financial Aspects of Sport

Optional/Additional Courses (6 credits)

  • Internship in Sport Business

Post-Graduate Opportunities

Career Paths

Students that successfully complete the MBA with a specialization in Sport Business at Saint Leo University may be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue leadership positions in the world of sports business. With this degree, professional development may vary greatly among graduates. Entry-level job seekers may pursue careers such as:

  • Event coordinator
  • Ticket operations manager
  • Athletic director
  • Promotions manager
  • Stadium operations director

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