Sports Management Doctorate Programs

A doctorate in sports management is a terminal degree with a strong management and leadership base. By earning your Ph.D., you’ll be ready to compete for lucrative promotions and leadership opportunities. You can also pursue a teaching career or work as a consultant to sports management firms. Many Ph.D. programs take four to six years to complete and require students to complete a dissertation.

My Degree and What It’s Good For

A Ph.D. in Sports Management prepares you to be a leader in your field. With years of research under your belt, you’ll be in a unique position to influence the business strategies of sports marketing and management firms. What’s more, you can also work at a university of college, teaching classes that prepare future sports agents and managers. Your managerial skills will be honed as you complete a series of coursework that covers such topics as:

  • Organizational Behavior in Sports and Recreation
  • Sports Law and Ethics
  • Sports Management Human Resources
  • Sports Marketing and Management
  • Sports Organization Finance

My Earning Potential

How much you earn after graduation depends on a number of factors. In May 2011, The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a mean annual wage of $92,250 for agents and business managers of athletes. However, with a Ph.D. in Sports Management, you may earn more. If you choose to teach or consult, your salary will depend on your experience, specialty, and the type of work/teaching you do.

Doctorate Sports Management Degree Programs

Guide to Sports Management Degrees

Liberty University MS - Sports Mgmt Liberty University – The MS in Sports Management at Liberty University requires 36 credit hours and includes 10 three credit hour courses and a six credit hour capstone. The curriculum is geared for recent undergraduate students, non-traditional students, international students, and working professionals. Graduates are found in high school sports programs, professional teams, and recreational leagues.
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Ashford University BA - Sports and Rec Mgmt BA - SM Marketing BA - SM Entrepreneurship BA - SM Project Management Ashford University – Ashford University offers a variety of sports management degrees. The BA in Sports and Rec Management provides students with a curriculum that prepares them to work for park districts, as PE teachers, or athletic directors. The BA/SM Marketing provides best practices in marketing sports. The BA/SM Entrepreneurship teaches business principles, while the BA/SM Project Management is available for sports organizers. Ashford University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510-748-9001, wascsenior.org.
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Northcentral University MEd - Sports Mgmt PhD - Sports Mgmt Northcentral University – Northcentral University's M.Ed. in Sports Management is geared towards enhancing your leadership, organizing, and administrative skills on and off the field. The program applies the highest standards of ethics and values. The PhD is an integral tool for obtaining research and leadership positions in the field.
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Ohio University MS - Athletic Administration MS - Coaching Education Ohio University – The MS in Athletic Administration at Ohio University offers students a program that graduates managers with the tools to become athletic directors. Ohio University designed this program with the help of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. For those that want to teach coaches, an MS in Coaching Education is also available.
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Southern New Hampshire University MBA in Sports Mgmt MS in Sports Mgmt Southern New Hampshire University – The MBA and MS in Sports Management from Southern New Hampshire University provides a practical combination of traditional MBA coursework with a concentration of sports management. To accommodate working professionals busy schedules, the program is offered both online and on-campus. Internship and volunteer opportunities are available to provide students hands-on practice in the field.
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