Sports Management Master Programs

If you’re confident that sports management is the field for you, earning your master’s degree is a step towards a long and rewarding career. You’ll learn the advanced skills to succeed as a leader if this competitive environment. Many graduate-level programs take two years to complete, depending on your work schedule and other obligations.

My Degree and What It’s Good For

Your degree puts you at the head of the pack. Graduate-level programs in sports management are tailored to the specific needs of sports management professionals. Your area of interest and years of experience will largely determine where you work, but with comprehensive courses in leadership and management, you’ll be prepared to tackle whichever niche of this industry best suit your talents.

You’ll complete a series of coursework that covers such topics as:

  • Advanced Financial Management
  • Internship in Sports Management (depends on the program)
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Sports Law
  • Sports Marketing

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. With a master’s degree, you may earn more, depending your experience and the type of employer you work for. Some sports agents work on a commission basis, so salaries fluctuate.

Master Sports Management Degree Programs

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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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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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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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