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

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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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Grand Canyon University BSBA - Sports Mgmt Grand Canyon University – The Bachelor of Science in Sports Management from Grand Canyon University examines sports marketing, sports media, amateur and professional athletics, and sports and entertainment event planning. Courses explore business skills as they relate to the sports industry. Courses include Economics, Financial Accounting, Sports Management, and Managerial Accounting.
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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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American University MS in Sports Analytics & Management Grad Certificate in Sports Analytics and Management American University – The MS in Sports Analytics & Management from the American University features courses that study the management principles of running a sporting franchise or recreational program. The Graduate Certificate counterpart focuses on professional development, leadership, and management.
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Ashford University BA - Sports and Recreation Management BA - Sports and Recreation Management: Marketing specialization BA - Sports and Recreation Management: Entrepreneurship specialization BA - Sports and Recreation Management: Project Management specialization Ashford University – Ashford University offers a versatile sports management degree. The BA in Sports and Recreation Management provides students with a curriculum that prepares them to work as a Fitness Club Manager, Residental Camp Director, or Tournament Coordinator. The BA in Sports Recreation offers specializations in Marketing, Project Management, and Entrepreneurship. This program provides best practices in marketing sports and teaches business principles. 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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