International MBA in Sport Management

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Develop critical international business, analytical and technical skills as well as a working knowledge of the latest principles, trends and marketing strategies impacting the $414-billion sports industry with an International Sport Management MBA from Southern New Hampshire University. From business development to brand building to event planning, the International Sport Management MBA program tackles key components of the business side of sports to give you a competitive advantage in the job market. Because of the breadth of courses offered in this focused International MBA online program, you will graduate with a broad set of skills you can apply right away, no matter what your career path.

In addition to focused study of sport management, the International MBA in Sport Management promotes a thorough understanding of how business is conducted globally. This includes an examination of how external factors such as politics, international law, economic policies, regulatory systems and cultural beliefs influence decision making and how to direct and manage multinational business operations effectively despite these differences.

Learn how to:

  • Develop strategic perspectives in the sports industry, with a focus on international business, licensing, marketing, sales and strategic alliances.
  • Gain an understanding of the interrelationships between institutions, culture and humanity and their impact on sport-based businesses.
  • Understand the diversity of career opportunities available, from event and facilities management to business development to promotions.
  • Understand the impact of international economic, social and political relationships on corporations. 
  • Develop relationships within international markets and improve international competitiveness.

Advantages of the International MBA
Online Program

Affordable - With some of the most affordable International MBA online programs around, SNHU offers extraordinary value.
Accredited - SNHU's International MBA online programs are accredited by seven governing agencies, including the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
A respected, award-winning university - Fast Company recently named SNHU 12th in its 2012 World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies list.
Research opportunities - Take advantage of our International Business Modeling Laboratory for quantitative and technical research activities.
No admission testing - No GMAT or GRE required.
Speed - Earn your International MBA in as few as 15 months by taking two International MBA online courses per 10-week term.
Experienced faculty - International MBA online classes are taught by faculty with advanced degrees and extensive international experience who deliver a dynamic curriculum.

Curriculum

The International Sport Management MBA degree is a 39-credit program consisting of 10 core International MBA online courses and three specialized sport management courses. Because the professors bring decades of experience to the online classroom, you'll learn about the issues, trends and challenges sport management professionals are facing today.

Sport Management Concentration

The Sport Management concentration consists of three specially selected courses designed to add an additional layer of expertise in this specialized field.

SPT-510: Sport and Society
Students investigate the interrelationships between sport, culture and society in an attempt to better understand the role and function of sport in contemporary society. Students receive a broad overview of selected socio-cultural factors that influence participation in sports. Major ethical issues of sport in society will be explored.
SPT-565: Internationalization of Sport Business
The Internationalization of Sport Business course will help to prepare the sport business manager for the exciting world of global sports. The course is designed to thoroughly introduce the graduate student to the many facets of conducting sport business in the international marketplace. By using real life international sport business examples, students will garner a deeper understanding of the various complexities associated with conducting sport business in an international context. Some of the key areas include culture, international marketing, financial/political/economic risk, ethical dimensions, role of media, technology/products, professional sport leagues and governance.
SPT-600: Management of Sport Organizations
This course focuses on the application of management concepts and theories to sports organizations and the sports industry. It includes issues of organizational design, public policy, labor relations, collective bargaining, ethical issues in sport and the globalization of the sports industry.
SPT-608: Sport Marketing and Media
This course examines the concepts and processes used in marketing and communications of a sport organization, at the college, professional or community level. Students will utilize the case study approach to analyze current marketing problems and techniques to develop an effective sport marketing and communications plan; with special emphasis placed on the unique aspect of sport products, markets, consumers, and media relations.

International MBA Curriculum - Core Courses

The 10-course International MBA core was developed to help students succeed in today's competitive and diverse business environment. Although topics are based loosely around a traditional MBA, course content is primarily focused on developing the skill set and strategic advantage to lead companies that do business globally.

ACC-500: Managerial Accounting
Students in this course study the accumulation of accounting information. The internal use of accounting for management planning, control and decision-making is emphasized. Background preparation: 6 credit hours of accounting or equivalent. Note: ACC 500 cannot be taken for credit or as an elective if ACC 510 has been completed.
Prerequisites:
MBA-503
FIN-500: Financial Management
This course is a study of financial decision- making in a firm, including its relationship to financial markets and institutions. Background preparation: 6 credit hours in economics.
Prerequisites:
ACC-500, ACC-510 or ACC-550 and MBA-502
INT-601: Global Entrepreneurship
This course explores the entire process of engaging in entrepreneurial activities in the global arena. The course covers in detail five essential areas of business development in the global market: Fundamentals and Identifying Opportunities, Valuation and Risk Management, Mobilizing Resources, Managing Contingencies and Changing Contexts, and Growth, Harvesting and Exit of businesses. Each of these areas will be covered in detail and supported with actual global case studies to enhance the learning of concepts. Students will test their skills by researching the creation of a global company.
INT-610: Multinational Corporate Environment
This course is a survey of economic, social and political relationships among and within nations, and their impacts upon corporations that operate in an international context.
INT-620: Multinational Corporate Finance
This course is a study of the problems of financing and reporting international operations. The evaluation of risk and funding strategies in international monetary relationships are emphasized.
INT-640: Multinational Market Strategies
This course involves the study of the issues involved in identifying developing relationships with international markets.
INT-650: International Trade and Competitiveness
Students in this course examine the conceptual and practical aspects of international trade and competitiveness. Theories of international trade, commercial policies and ways to improve international competitiveness are studied.
INT-660: International Negotiations
The issues and problems inherent in conducting business across different cultures are examined in this course. Students develop skills and strategies needed for effective negotiation with people from different cultures and societies.
INT-700: Multinational Business Strategy
This is a capstone course for the international business certificate. The course integrates various aspects of international business and focuses on the formulation of international business strategy. Case studies that cut across various functional disciplines are emphasized.
Prerequisites:
INT-610
QSO-635: International Supply Chain Management
The U.S. economy is becoming increasingly global in nature. We are marketing and distributing more products in foreign nations, locating plants and other facilities internationally, and are buying from foreign companies. This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the supply chain management function related to the international environment in terms of business/cultural customs, legal considerations, purchasing strategies, financial aspects, and international distribution.
Prerequisites:
MBA-501

International MBA Curriculum - Foundation Courses

Some students may be required to take foundation courses as prerequisites for more advanced IMBA material. Students with business-related undergraduate degrees typically are exempt from most foundation courses. In many cases, students choosing the electives track are able to apply credit hours from their foundation courses against their elective requirements.

Please speak to an admission advisor for more information.

MBA-501: Mathematics and Statistics for Business
This is an applied course, which will provide students with the mathematical knowledge and skills that underlie many courses offered in the school of business. Students will learn the fundamental concepts and methods of linear algebra, mathematical functions, differential calculus and statistics and their applications to business. They will also sharpen their quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills that are so important for success in the world of business today.
MBA-502: Economics for Business
This course is intended to provide the student with a concisely focused yet rigorous introduction to both micro- and macroeconomic theory needed at the foundational level of a graduate degree program. Some of the topics to be addressed include: market behavior; demand theory and related elasticity concepts; production and cost theory; managerial decision-making in perfectly competitive and imperfectly competitive markets; GDP determination; unemployment and inflation; and fiscal and monetary policy.
Prerequisites:
MBA-501
MBA-503: Financial Reporting and Analysis
This course is designed to help future business leaders across all functional areas appreciate and understand the rules and regulations, processes and procedures, and significance of financial accounting statements and reports. It provides a balanced presentation between how statements are prepared and, more importantly, how to analyze these statements and footnotes to assess a company's performance within the industry and management's performance within a particular company. New government regulations have made the integrity and quality of financial accounting information everyone's responsibility. This course will help future business leaders conduct better internal audits, improve forecasts and valuations, and make better management decisions.
MBA-610: Business Law
This course focuses on the theory and application of business regulations and the laws of contracts, agency, property and business organizations. Background preparation: 3 credit hours in business law or the equivalent.
OL-500: Human Behavior in Organizations
This course is a study of individuals and groups and their interaction. Students examine theories of motivation, communication, leadership, power and change with practical relation to contemporary issues. They also study organizations for key design variables and reward systems aimed at improved performance and organizational efficiency through employee motivational programs, participative management and cooperative decision making.

Admission Information

Offered: Online

Start dates: The International MBA program starts five times per year.

International MBA Online Admission Information:
International MBA acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis. You may apply at any time; most students receive a decision within a few days of submitting all the materials. To apply:

  • Contact an admission advisor (mba@snhu.edu or 888.387.0861) who can provide you with more information and help you determine which options are right for you.
  • Complete the SNHU online graduate application.

International Students

International students who require a visa to study in the U.S. should contact our International Admission office at international@snhu.edu or 603.645.9629.

Affordable and Accredited

Southern New Hampshire University is at the leading edge of online education, with high-quality online degree programs that have won regional and national awards. SNHU is a fully accredited, private, respected institution with more than 80 years of experience graduating highly successful business leaders and professionals. Earn an International MBA online from a university that you and your employer can be proud of, for less than you might expect.

Admission Requirements

Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our five graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options.  Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.

Candidates are also required to submit a resume.

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Admissions

Phone: 888.387.0861
Email: MBA@SNHU.EDU