Masters Programs in Sport Business

Compare 44 Masters Programs in Sport Business

Sport Business

Obtaining an advanced degree is a way for professionals in the field to enhance their existing skills and to become more equipped to succeed in their competitive field of choice.

What is a Master in Sport Business? Also known as a Master’s of Sports Management or Sport Administration, it is an advanced degree designed to augment previous work done at the bachelor’s level. The coursework emphasizes a variety of skills and areas of knowledge while also tying in the specific ways that they interact in sport-related businesses, including team management. Graduates from these programs find themselves prepared for a variety of managerial roles within sports franchises and related businesses.

Many students choose to pursue their master’s degree because they have been successful in entry-level positions in the field, or they have been promoted and wish to demonstrate their readiness for more responsibility and further professional development.

The costs for sport management programs are very different, depending on the program type and location. The best way to learn more about the costs of programs is to research them individually.

People who complete advanced degrees in sport business or sports management are prepared to move up the ladder within professional sports franchises at a variety of levels, allowing them the versatility to find their best options for employment by cultivating a skill set that transcends individual sports and focuses on the strategic choices that help franchises in every sport grow. It is not uncommon for the top-level executives in most teams’ management hierarchies to be made up of graduates of top-level sports management programs.

With the explosion of opportunity in this field in recent years, there are ample choices for students interested in pursuing degrees through these programs. Universities in many countries are currently competing for quality students as their programs continue to expand. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Professional Master in Football Business

FBA The Football Business Academy
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 1 year September 2018 Switzerland Geneva Switzerland Online + 2 more

The FBA offers a Professional Master in Football Business which is the first of its kind; it’s a hybrid program which takes all the advantages of online and physical courses and combining them into one unique program. [+]

As the business of football becomes ever more professional, the need for executives with the right knowledge and skill set becomes ever greater. Therefore, The Football Business Academy sat down with industry experts and created a unique and comprehensive program that will prepare students for success in the dynamic, global future of the football industry. The FBA offers a Professional Master in Football Business which is the first of its kind; it’s a hybrid program which takes all the advantages of online and physical courses and combining them into one unique program. This program steps away from traditional course structures and educational models to create a more innovative and complete curriculum which caters to the needs and realities of the football industry as well as 21st-century students.... [-]


Master in Sport Management

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 23 months July 2018 USA San Francisco Orange + 1 more

The sport management program serves the needs and schedules of today's busy students. The curriculum consists of 36 units and classes meet one evening per week from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., allowing students to complete their master’s degree in just 23 months. [+]

Program Details

The sport management program serves the needs and schedules of today's busy students. The curriculum consists of 36 units and classes meet one evening per week from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., allowing students to complete their master’s degree in just 23 months.

San Francisco and Southern California Campuses

Identical curricula and the same full-time faculty are available at our locations in Southern California and San Francisco. Additionally, local industry professionals teach electives that allow students to specialize and gain the necessary depth within their chosen area of expertise.

Program Learning Outcomes recognize, classify, and demonstrate knowledge of the breadth and depth of the sport marketplace, including the development of leadership, communication, decision-making, problem-solving, and networking skills recognize, discuss, and demonstrate knowledge of globalization, themed entertainment, culture, sociology, and commerce on the sport marketplace with the development of critical thinking skills demonstrate skills in business writing, research, and qualitative and quantitative analysis demonstrate practical management and leadership skills within the industry recognize the role of economics, accounting, finance, marketing, strategic management, law, and business research methods in sport, and demonstrate and apply the tools of those fields to issues in sport demonstrate relevant knowledge by creating a business plan, team financial plan, marketing plan, cultural analysis, team management plan, stock portfolio prospectus, strategy plan, career plan, legal analysis, research prospectus, and Master's Project demonstrate knowledge of specific components of sport management such as public relations, facilities management, fundraising, and brand management Professional Opportunity ... [-]

Master of Education (MEd) in Athletics / Activities Administration

William Woods University
Campus Full time 30 hours January 2019 USA Fulton

Leading a high-profile school athletics/activities program requires skills in facilities management, recruiting, publicity, law and much more. The William Woods University Master of Education in Athletics/Activities Administration is one of a handful of programs in the nation that trains you in these skills at all levels, from middle school through high school and collegiate. Coursework will prepare you to formulate effective practices for recruiting athletes, coaches, and officials; time management; maintaining amateurism; sports law; facilities management and scheduling; fiscal management, and public relations and marketing. [+]

PROGRAM ADVANTAGES

At William Woods, you’ll be participating in a graduate program known for its excellence and for providing a significant number of the leaders in Missouri’s state school system. As one of these students, you will have the opportunity to learn from active practitioners in the field and make the connections you need for leadership and career growth.

Prepare to lead an athletics program

Leading a high-profile athletics/activities program in today’s educational system is a demanding job that requires skills in facilities management, recruiting, publicity, law and much more. The William Woods University Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Athletics/Activities Administration is one of a handful of programs in the nation that trains you in these skills at all levels, from middle school through high school and collegiate.... [-]


Master in Sports, Culture & Events Management FT

FH Kufstein Tirol - University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 Austria Kufstein

This Master Degree Program has been developed as a management degree in the synergetic areas of sports, culture as well as events management with a strong international focus. [+]

This Master Degree Program has been developed as a management degree in the synergetic areas of sports, culture as well as events management with a strong international focus. The program is entirely taught in English with native speakers coming from England, Ireland, Canada, and Australia among others from both universities as well as the business field. The main emphasis lies in the development of strategic and leadership skills. Central to this program are analysis and conception as well as research orientation. With the inclusion of current scientific discussions, the unity of research and subject matter is guaranteed. This leads to a unique interdisciplinary approach to mastering the elements and structural provisions involved in the management of sports, culture and events businesses.... [-]


Official Master’s Degree in Sport Management Online

Johan Cruyff Institute
Online Campus Part time 11 months September 2018 Spain Barcelona + 1 more

The Johan Cruyff Institute and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) collaborate in teaching and employability. Both institutions jointly deliver the Official Master’s Degree in Sport Management linked to the Faculty of Economics and Business of the UAB. The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona was ranked the best Spanish university in the 2015-16 edition of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, occupying position 146 in the world ranking. [+]

Official Master’s Degree in Sport Management Online

The Johan Cruyff Institute and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) collaborate in teaching and employability. Both institutions jointly deliver the Official Master’s Degree in Sport Management linked to the Faculty of Economics and Business of the UAB. The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona was ranked the best Spanish university in the 2015-16 edition of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, occupying position 146 in the world ranking.

The Official Master’s Degree in Sport Management is a 13-month program that examines the most important aspects of management applied to sport.

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Master in Strategic Tourism

Universidad del Este (UNE)
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years Open Enrollment Puerto Rico Carolina + 1 more

The tourism industry needs specialized professionals in this high-demand field. To respond to this growing need, the School of Professional Studies (Programa AHORA) at Universidad del Este (UNE) offers a master’s degree in Strategic Tourism with specializations in Sports Tourism, Gastronomic Tourism, and Medical Tourism. [+]

UNE is a US-accredited, affordable higher education institution that allows students to develop professional fluency in English and Spanish.

The tourism industry needs specialized professionals in this high-demand field. To respond to this growing need, the School of Professional Studies (Programa AHORA) at Universidad del Este (UNE) offers a master’s degree in Strategic Tourism with three specializations, including Sports Tourism, Gastronomic Tourism, and Medical Tourism. This master’s degree was developed with the collaboration of UNE’s International School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts and its expert faculty in the tourism industry.

Graduates of this master’s program will demonstrate knowledge and skills in strategic planning, finance, accounting, marketing, sales, economics, human resources and research in the tourism industry. They will have the opportunity to design innovative tourism products with the purpose of projecting Puerto Rico as a national and international tourist destination. In addition, graduates will identify project alternatives in various companies focused on solving tourism challenges in local, national and international organizations and associations, both public and private. Academic experiences in this program generate research aimed at the Puerto Rican tourism sector, incorporating statistical data analysis.... [-]


Master in Tourism and Sports Management

Lithuanian Sports University
Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 Lithuania Kaunas

The aim of the program is to provide students with a solid knowledge in management and business administration, to develop an ethically responsible personality with creative and entrepreneurial skills able to evaluate and predict national and international business. [+]

Faculty: Sports Education Language: English B2 level or IELTS 6.0/TOEFL 5.50 Credits: 90 ECTS Begins: September Study type: Full-time Duration: 1,5 years Annual tuition fee: 1975 EUR; Non-Europe - 2700 EUR Prerequisites: Bachelor's Degree Diploma: Master of Business and Management OBJECTIVES

The aim of the program is to provide students with a solid knowledge in management and business administration, to develop an ethically responsible personality with creative and entrepreneurial skills that enable the graduate to evaluate and predict national and international business environment, develop innovative activities in sports and leisure organizations, carry out applied research projects in tourism and sports sectors, and apply research findings in daily organizational activities and strategic decision making.... [-]


Master In Sports Marketing Management

ESIC Business & Marketing School
Campus Full time Part time 9 - 12 months October 2018 Spain Madrid Spain Online + 2 more

The Master in Sports Marketing Management covers a need for professionalization in the world of sports marketing. It is a sector of enormous opportunities for national and international development, and assumes that future professionals who want to be employed in this sector, must acquire specialized knowledge, which allows them to execute an adequate management, exploitation and use of opportunities and challenges that arise. . [+]

Master of reference in Spain in the field of marketing and sports.

The Master in Sports Marketing Management covers a need for professionalization in the world of sports marketing. It is a sector of enormous opportunities for national and international development, and assumes that future professionals who want to be employed in this sector, must acquire specialized knowledge, which allows them to execute an adequate management, exploitation and use of opportunities and challenges that arise. .

characteristicsThe Sport Business industry is a sector that needs more and more specialized professionals capable of providing value and sports marketing solutions.The impact of sport on the Spanish economy already represents 2.5% of the national GDP, and it is estimated that it will continue to grow at a faster pace than other sectors. It is one of the sectors with the most growth from the economic and social point of view.Differential Factors400 hours22 experiences cases10 masterclass28 hours of tutoring... [-]

Master of Sport Administration

Russian International Olympic University
Campus Full time 39 weeks September 2018 Russia Sochi

The MSA course is designed for individuals who have higher education qualifications, leadership qualities and an ambition to develop their professional expertise and make an outstanding career in sports administration. The main objective of the programme is to produce a new generation of effective sports managers with both strategic and operational skills. [+]

The MSA course is designed for individuals who have higher education qualifications, leadership qualities and an ambition to develop their professional expertise and make an outstanding career in sports administration.

The main objective of the programme is to produce a new generation of effective sports managers with both strategic and operational skills.

The MSA course was developed in cooperation with acclaimed university professors and sport management practitioners from across the world and obtained a license from the Federal Education and Science Supervision Agency (license No.1734 of December 18, 2012).

In 2017 the influential British "SportBusiness International" magazine has ranked the MSA course second among all European postgraduate sports courses and the tenth best course in the world in its 2017 Postgraduate Sports Course Rankings - the only comprehensive guide to university sports management courses.... [-]


Master of Sports Management

Bond University
Campus Full time 52 weeks January 2019 Australia Robina

The Master of Sports Management explores the professional challenges and opportunities for managers in the complex international sporting landscape from a grassroots level to elite professional sports organisations and events. [+]

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Successful completion of a Bachelor degree in a discipline related to the diverse areas of sports management including management, business, marketing, finance, accounting, law, public relations, exercise and sports science.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Master of Sports Management explores the professional challenges and opportunities for managers in the complex international sporting landscape from a grassroots level to elite professional sports organisations and events. The program is designed to enhance the career opportunities of established professionals, as well as assist individuals aspiring to develop a career in this unique sector. Based on the latest research and in consultation with industry, the professional practice of sports management is addressed including managing high-performance sport, business strategies, strategic sports marketing including social media, events and facilities management, finance, law, governance and organisational leadership. The program will give you access to leading experts in sport, law, business and public relations who possess a wealth of industry experience, including working with elite athletes and consulting to national sporting organisations.... [-]


Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Sport Administration and Technology

AISTS - International Academy of Sports Science and Technology
Campus Full time 15 months September 2018 Switzerland Lausanne

AISTS Master of Advanced Studies in Sport Administration and Technology (MAS in Sport Administration) is a unique postgraduate programme in sports management based in Lausanne, the Olympic Capital, Switzerland. [+]

About the AISTS MAS in Sport Administration

The AISTS MAS in Sport Administration - Master of Advanced Studies in Sport Administration and Technology - is a unique postgraduate programme in sports management endorsed by the International Olympic Committee.

Held in Lausanne, the Olympic Capital, participants are trained by experts in sport and academics, in the following multidisciplinary fields applied directly to sport:

• Management & Economics• Technology• Law• Sociology• Medicine

The best academic and technology institutes of Switzerland: the EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), the University of Geneva, and the University of Lausanne (UNIL) cooperate to offer students a rich education programme.... [-]


Master of Business in Sport

AMOS - The International Sport Business School
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 France Paris Nice Lyon Lille Bordeaux + 4 more

This cycle is composed of a 4th and a 5th year and issues a Level II degree in "Sporting organizations Management" registered with the RNCP. The objective of the MBS AMOS is to train our students to executive positions in 2 years, turn them into true professionals thanks to varied modules, implementations, practical cases and to help them find a company which is in agreement with their professional project. [+]

This cycle is composed of a 4th and a 5th year and issues a Level II degree in "Sporting organizations Management" registered with the RNCP. The objective of the MBS AMOS is to train our students to executive positions in 2 years, turn them into true professionals thanks to varied modules, implementations, practical cases and to help them find a company which is in agreement with their professional project.

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International Executive Master in Football Business

International Football Business Institute
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Belgium Brussels

It all starts with a heart for business and a passion for football. The IFBI offers participants a unique executive master to specialize in the football business. During the course, students will have the chance to get in contact with experts working at football clubs, federations, associations and companies. [+]

International Executive Master of Football Business

An international postgraduate degree from the University of Brussels - Vrije Universiteit Brussel, organised and coordinated by the International Football Business Institute (IFBI).

Programme Overview Why a degree in football business?

It all starts with a heart for business and a passion for football. The IFBI offers participants a unique executive master to specialize in the football business. During the course, students will have the chance to get in contact with experts working at football clubs, federations, associations and companies. In one-year time, they will have built a global network within the football industry. A key asset of the course is that it allows students to bridge the gap between an academic approach and a real-life work environment within the football industry. We are convinced that our live on-campus classes, where you can meet your lecturers, are crucial to achieving this goal!... [-]


Master in International Sports Management (M.S.)

SUNY Cortland
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2018 USA Cortland

This program is designed for students interested in working in international sport, either outside of the United States or with international sports organizations within in the United States, and who are interested in taking classes on campus in a traditional classroom setting. [+]

Kick-start your career in the international sporting arena!

This program is designed for students interested in working in international sportS, either outside of the United States or with international sports organizations within in the United States, and who are interested in taking classes on campus in a traditional classroom setting. You're already excited about everything to do with sports. Now you're ready to step up your game on a global scale — so it just makes sense to pursue an M.S. in International Sports Management at SUNY Cortland. In this 30-credit-hour program, you will balance theory and practice as you gain a solid understanding of the international sports management environment. You will complete 12-24 class credit hours on the SUNY Cortland campus and have opportunities to fulfill the remaining class credit hours in an international study abroad location such as Germany or Australia. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to pursue international internship opportunities.... [-]


Master of Education in Sport Management

Millersville University
Online & Campus Combined September 2018 USA Millersville Philadelphia

The Millersville University M.Ed. in sports management is designed for students who wish to work in the exciting, global, and big business of sports management. The M.Ed. in sports management at Millersville prepares you for leadership in this dynamic profession. You earn [+]

Master of Education in Sports Management

Available either on-campus or as a mixed-format program, the Millersville University M.Ed. in sports management is designed for students who wish to work in the exciting, global, and big business of sports management. The M.Ed. in sports management at Millersville prepares you for leadership in this dynamic profession. You earn credentials to help realize your career goals. You learn from a faculty dedicated to teaching excellence. You network with leaders in sports. And you will join fellow alumni working in professional, collegiate, scholastic, and recreational sports and fitness.

Helping you achieve your goals is what Millersville's graduate programs are all about. The M.Ed. in sports management is comprehensive and convenient, consisting of 12 courses/36 credits with a choice of two concentrations: athletic management and athletic coaching. An undergraduate degree in sports management is NOT required.... [-]