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 5 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% 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% 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.
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