Take your career to new heights by earning a Master of Business Administration in Athletic Administration. Ideal for athletic directors, middle and high school coaches, and administrators of recreational sports clubs, the MBA in Athletic Administration graduate program complements your undergraduate degree or sports administration experience and gives you greater insight into this growing field. With courses offered on campus and online, this program blends the best of both worlds by bringing together the convenience of online with the advantages of a physical campus.
SNHU’s MBA program is one of the most affordable MBAs in the nation and can be completed in just over a year. The coursework by design is readily applicable to your real-world challenges. By blending traditional MBA training with a special focus on sports administration, this athletic administration-focused MBA gives you a unique and highly marketable set of skills that can set you apart from the competition.
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Southern New Hampshire University's MBA in Athletic Administration graduate program combines traditional MBA training with a special focus on the skills and knowledge you will need to advance your career. The faculty at SNHU bring years of direct, hands-on experience in the industry and are current on the latest trends, issues and challenges facing athletic administrators today.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your MBA at SNHU include:
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.
Employees with a master's degree earn 18 percent more on average than those with only a bachelor's degree, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They are also significantly less likely to be unemployed.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of education administrators - a category in which athletic administration falls under - is expected to grow by about 10 percent by 2020. Competition for these jobs is also expected to grow, which makes having an athletic administration-focused MBA on your resume all the more important. You also have the flexibility to apply your MBA training toward areas such as marketing, sales and public relations to help you get your foot in the door as an athletic administrator.
Graduates of SNHU's MBA in Athletic Administration program have worked for a variety of organizations, including the Boston Celtics, U.S. Olympic Committee and Reebok.
The MBA in Athletic Administration graduate program consists of nine MBA core courses and three specialized athletic administration courses. Because instructors bring decades of experience — and contacts — in the industry, you’ll learn about the issues, trends and challenges athletic administrators are facing today.
SNHU MBA students can also pursue a graduate certificate beyond the standard degree program, which allows you to list another significant credential on your resume with minimal additional coursework (typically at a reduced credit load, depending on the electives selected).
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.
This course provides the graduate student with an overview of the role and responsibilities of intercollegiate athletics; human resources; finance; governance; operations and the management, planning, organization and administration of interscholastic and recreational athletics.
This course is designed to examine the current issues facing interscholastic athletic administrators. Information regarding the various components and activities in the organization and administration of athletic programs for prospective athletic administrators will be covered; including: recruitment, governance, compliance, and current research literature and research methods appropriate for administration athletics.
This coursework may be exempt based on undergraduate coursework.
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.
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.
This course emphasizes the creation and interpretation of financial statements critical to an understanding of today's economy. Various financial topics related to financial statements are covered. Income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements are explored in-depth giving students an appreciation of how these statements are prepared and the standard accounting rules that apply to their creation.
This course provides a survey of the legal environment of business by looking at legal issues and regulations in a business context. The students assess the impact of business law on organizational decision making for informing strategic legal decisions. The course covers employment law, contracts, tort and product liability, internet law as well as other legal issues affecting the business environment. The students also assess the legal and ethical implications of US companies doing business abroad.
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.
This course focuses on the basics of business by introducing students to business environments in which they focus on the big picture, identify internal and external opportunities for growth, and manage resources. The course will also present students with management techniques to help them stay current and apply creative solutions to problems. Students will be introduced to the programmatic themes of globalization, leadership, team work, and ethics.
Finance is the language of business, and in this course students will take their understanding of finance to the next level by using analytical skills when dealing with financial reporting. Students will apply financial and analytical skills gained in prior coursework, as well as principles of corporate finance, to business decision making. The course covers financial statements and other reports, the basics of financial forecasting and budgeting, and the communications and vocabulary related to financial statements.
The course focuses on personnel management at all levels: individual, team, and internal and external networks. With an emphasis on interpersonal skills, as well as strength-finders, students will learn essential concepts in conflict management, negotiations, and development of creative culture. Students will also learn how to establish productive relationships, motivate people, align teams and individuals to a vision, and drive change.
The course will focus on brand management and how marketing should be approached as a partner in strategic decision making, both internally and externally. Students will study strategic positioning, market opportunities, pricing strategies, market analysis, as well as product differentiation. SWOT analysis and the marketing mix will be covered in a decision making focus, together with the programmatic themes of globalization, leadership, team work and ethics.
This course examines corporate culture and social responsibility, how to build a sustainable business, and how to promote corporate ethics and values. The course also looks at how to deal with group think, diversity and cultural awareness, civic engagement, and how to be at the forefront of using environmental and sustainable practices that have a positive global impact. The course will also examine personal ethics in relationship to corporate ethics, governance, and civic mindedness.
The course is a continuation of MBA 520 Accounting and Financial Analysis and focuses on effective business decisions using quantitative and qualitative data, microeconomic and macroeconomic variables, and internal financial priorities. The students refine operational and investment decision-making skills with respect to organizational sustainability and growth, mergers, debt vs. equity funding and capital markets. In addition, students are exposed to foreign currencies, foreign direct investment (FDI), and international trade.
This course focuses on the macroeconomic aspect of business, including governmental impact (local, national, international), by exploring public policy, regulatory bodies, regulations' impact on business, trends and current politics and their impact on business, power structures, and lobbying.
This course explores essential aspects of project management, the tracking and measurement of key performance indicators (KPI), and the use of current technology to create automation and sustainability. Students have the opportunity to examine technology management and operations management from a strategic perspective, creating a common view into the different layers of a business. In addition, students learn to collect, identify, and determine quality measures and use common methodologies and strategic planning processes.
This capstone course is the culminating experience for the MBA program. The aim of the capstone is to assess students' ability to synthesize and integrate the knowledge and skills they have developed throughout their coursework, rather than introducing new concepts. This course is structured to support student success in fulfilling program requirements.
Tuition rates for Southern New Hampshire University's graduate degree programs are among the lowest in the nation.
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