Get a leg up on the competition in the world of sports business by earning a Master of Business Administration in Sport Management from Southern New Hampshire University. From business development to brand building to event planning, the online MBA in Sport Management gives you a strong foundation in business and management and a real-world perspective on the $414 billion sports industry.
SNHU's MBA program is one of the most affordable MBAs in the nation and can be completed in just over a year. The MBA in sports management coursework is designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of specific aspects of the industry, from sports teams, agencies and event management to equipment manufacturing, parks and recreation and intercollegiate and scholastic sports. You'll critically evaluate the issues and opportunities that face the sports industry across a range of disciplines.
SNHU's online MBA in Sport Management program combines a solid foundation in business with a special emphasis on the business of sports, offering a well-rounded education for anyone who wants to move up the ladder or make a career change. Because of the breadth of courses offered in sports management - from Sport Marketing and Media to Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making - you'll graduate with a broad set of skills and knowledge you can apply right away, no matter your career path.
In the MBA in Sport Management degree program, your coursework will enable you to:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your MBA in sports management online 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.
Job prospects within the industry are predicted to be strong in the coming years. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in entertainment and sports occupations is projected to grow 10% through 2026 - faster than the national average for all occupations.*
In the MBA in sports management online program, you'll gain a combination of skills that provides a unique competitive advantage: knowledge of the latest trends in sport business and enhanced marketing, analytic and financial skills. These sports management master's program courses give you a solid business management and sports background, positioning you for a high-level career in any of the specialized fields in the industry, including:
Are you looking for more than just a MBA? Would you like to combine your passion for sport with an MBA? The MBA in Sport Management allow you to do just that!
The MBA in Sport Management combines sport specific classes with the breadth and depth of MBA classes. This unique combination gives you the ability to master the various aspects of sport business.
The Sport Management Department has been awarding degrees for more 20 years and during that time we have established a strong alumni network with numerous industry contacts.
Your classes will be taught by qualified faculty with areas of expertise in sport marketing, accounting, international business, licensing, operations management, strategic alliances, sponsorship and event management.
The sport industry is the sixth-leading industry in the United Sates, with annual revenue of over $250 billion. As the industry becomes more sophisticated, the demand for highly trained professionals will continue to rise. Put yourself ahead of the field with a MBA in Sport Management from Southern New Hampshire University.
Mark Hecox, Ph.D.
Chair, Sport Management Dept.
The MBA in Sport Management online program consists of nine MBA core courses and three sports management courses that cover the internationalization of sport business, sport and society, strategic management and more. Those with non-business academic backgrounds may be required to take foundation courses.
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.
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.
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.
Total Credits: 36
Looking to equip himself with the best skills for sports careers, Greg Gosselin earned his MS in Sport Management at SNHU. Greg credits his experiences earning his master’s – from the faculty to the coursework – to his smooth transition to a career in professional hockey.
Thanks to her online sports education at SNHU, Stephanie Arpaia scored a major advantage in kickstarting her sports career. Today, she’s director of consulting for a sports management firm where she puts her MS in Sport Management to the test every day.
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed Annually.
$40 Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
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