Masters Programs in Sport Business

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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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Master in Sport Management

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 USA San Francisco

Today's sports industry needs highly trained professionals to meet the challenging pace of changes in economics and lifestyle that will define the growth patterns in tomorrow's marketplace. [+]

Master in Sport ManagementToday's sports industry needs highly trained professionals to meet the challenging pace of changes in economics and lifestyle that will define the growth patterns in tomorrow's marketplace.With the expansion of both recreational and spectator sports and society's increasing concern over healthful lifestyles athletic administration and fitness management are both growing more complex. As a result, successful organizations in the sports industry are increasingly looking for tomorrow's leaders to have specialized training at the graduate level.The Master’s Program provides professional preparation for leadership positions with professional sports teams; intercollegiate athletic programs; sports facilities; amateur athletic organizations; health and fitness organizations; sporting events and tournaments; stadia and arenas; and the marketing, management, and communication firms that support the sports marketplace.... [-]


International Executive Master in Football Business

International Football Business Institute
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 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 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 in 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 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! Jaideep Chakrabarty Graduate IFBI 16-17 "Have you ever been to Camp Nou? Have you ever walked the halls of FIFA and UEFA? Have you ever watched an European Cup final, LIVE? I have. I dreamt of doing all these things and thanks to IFBI, I have fulfilled all of them. Over the last year, I have had such terrific experiences that I will cherish all my life. Thank you IFBI. You're special." Why the joint executive master by IFBI and VUB? During the one year live on-campus course we consider ourselves as one team, all together. At the IFBI we are all part... [-]

Master of Education (MEd) in Athletics / Activities Administration

William Woods University
Campus Full time 30 hours January 2018 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. [+]

Masters in Sport Business. 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. Coursework will prepare you to formulate effective practices involving program management: recruiting athletes, coaches, and officials time management maintaining amateurism sports law facilities management and scheduling fiscal management public relations and marketing of the athletics/activities program. The path to NIAAA certification The program leads to the initial certification of the National Intercollegiate Athletics Administration Association and is one of the few to be recognized by the NIAAA as meeting the educational requirements toward becoming a Registered Athletic Administrator (RAA) or a Certified Athletic Administrator (CAA). It does not meet Missouri requirements for building-level administrative certification. At William Woods, you’ll be participating in a master's program known for its excellence and for providing a significant number of the leaders... [-]

Professional Masters in Performance Science

Setanta College
Online & Campus Combined Full time 52 weeks September 2017 Ireland Dublin Ireland Online + 1 more

We have seen a growing demand for Performance Science professionals throughout the world of sport and human performance. With the explosion of technology in sport in recent years there is a requirement for key individuals to gain the skill sets to understand and interpret data and develop the practical application and coaching skills to devise, implement and oversee performance related programmes. [+]

Professional Masters in Performance Science STUDY ONLINE · PAYMENT OPTIONS

Programme Partners We have partnered with leading sports technology companies for this programme. Each partner has provided an overview of the background, current technology and future developments within sports performance analysis which is included in our modules. During the on-site weeks each of these companies will be represented to demonstrate the use and application of their product range. Course Overview We have seen a growing demand for Performance Science professionals throughout the world of sport and human performance. With the explosion of technology in sport in recent years there is a requirement for key individuals to gain the skill sets to understand and interpret data and develop the practical application and coaching skills to devise, implement and oversee performance related programmes. This programme has been developed to address these educational, coaching and application needs. The Masters course offers an ideal, blended way of studying. Students, coaches, clinicians and those involved in sport can study within their own work area, or within their home area, and attend two one-week non-consecutive workshops at our SportsLab in Ireland. Modules covered: Advanced Conditioning and Recovery Methods Athlete Monitoring and Coaching Technology Sports Nutrition Data Management and Movement Analysis Biomedical Aspects and Leadership Final Project Designed and Validated by Industry Experts and Organisations Setanta College Professional Advisory Board, other subject matter experts and international sporting organisations have informed, reviewed and approved the course content. This includes World Rugby, the Titleist Performance Institute and the... [-]

Master of Sport Administration

Russian International Olympic University
Campus Full time 39 weeks September 2017 Russia Sochi Moscow + 1 more

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 sport administration. The main objective of the programme is to produce a new generation of effective sport managers with both strategic and operational skills. [+]

Masters in Sport Business. 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 sport administration. The main objective of the programme is to produce a new generation of effective sport 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 tenth best course in the world in its 2017 Postgraduate Sports Course Rankings - the only comprehensive guide to university sports management courses. PROGRAMME STRENGTHS: - international faculty including 19 world-class experts from 10 countries; - location in the host city of the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics; - integration of theoretical knowledge with practical experience in managing Olympic venues; - opportunities for practical application of skills at the Olympic venues; - international group of students; - unique combination of winter and summer Olympic sports. The course is based on the rich diversity of the Olympic legacy transformed into an original and innovative educational product. Students study both general and sport specific management subjects including the international business environment, sport diplomacy, economic theory, strategic management, marketing, finance and legal regulation within the sports industry. They also... [-]

Master of Sports Management

Bond University
Campus Full time 52 weeks January 2018 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 sport organisations and events. [+]

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Successful completion of a Bachelor degree in a discipline related to the diverse areas of sport 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 sport 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 sport management is addressed including managing high performance sport, business strategies, strategic sport 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. PROGRAM STRUCTURE Semester 1 (January) Social Media: Risks and Opportunities Managing Sustainable Sport Events and Venues Strategic Sport Marketing Global Sports Law and Governance Semester 2 (May) Strategic Sport Management Research Methods in Humanities and Social Sciences Plus one subject from the following: Evidence-Based Research Project OR Sport Management Professional Preparation Semester 3 (September) Managerial Finance Managing High Performance Sport International Sport Business Strategic Organisational Communication and Leadership WORK EXPERIENCE AND INTERNSHIPS You will have the opportunity to gain practical industry experience and to network... [-]

Master of Business in Sport

AMOS - The International Sport Business School
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 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. [+]

Masters in Sport Business. 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. [-]

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

AISTS - International Academy of Sports Science and Technology
Campus Full time 15 months September 2017 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.... [-]


FIFA Master - International Master in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport

CIES - International Centre for Sports Studies
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Switzerland Neuchâtel

Organised by the CIES - International Centre for Sport Studies, in partnership with three universities, De Montfort University in Leicester (England), SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan (Italy) and the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland), the FIFA Master in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport was created to promote management education within the sports world. [+]

Masters in Sport Business. Organised by CIES - International Centre for Sport Studies, in partnership with three universities, De Montfort University in Leicester (England), SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan (Italy) and the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland), the FIFA Master in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport was created to promote management education within the sports world. It has developed to become a top graduate programme developing all-round managers who can cope with the increasingly complex world of sport. A unique programme The FIFA Master takes its graduates on a unique journey through three different European countries to study sport. Three distinguished universities in England, Italy and Switzerland, which are among Europe's most sports oriented countries, have come together to provide a one year programme that combines top-class academic teaching and practical case studies supplemented by guest lecturers and field visits. The course focuses on three key and inter-related aspects of sport humanities, management and law. Developing unique people The FIFA Master offers a dynamic international environment with around 20 different nationalities represented in a class of approximately 30 postgraduates that are selected each year. The international multi-disciplinary approach provides postgraduates with the opportunity to learn a broad range of subjects and develop their analytical skills to better cope with the fast-changing trends in the sport industry. For a unique industry The FIFA Master offers a unique opportunity to meet top executives from high-level international sports federations, clubs, agencies and organising committees, enabling students to build up their own... [-]

Sport Management

SRH University Heidelberg
Campus Full time 20 months October 2017 Germany Heidelberg

Professional excellence combined with a deep understanding of the characteristics and requirements of the sports sector in commercial questions. These methodological knowledge and leadership skills. [+]

By choosing the Master Sport Management at the SRH University Heidelberg you are right! You can expect a unique in Germany, innovative study model for efficient and goal-oriented study:

Just 20 months until the Master degree - of which only 12 months Presence studies No semester or trimester - Focused Learning in five week blocks Optional internship or study abroad after full-time study Case study or project-based application of all course content after previous theoretical foundation Option to deepen individual interest areas by Priority choice in campus program One-week excursion abroad in a world metropolis of sport (eg. B. New York City), also several multi-day excursions to top players of the sports business in the German-speaking countries (eg. B. FIFA, IOC, Puma etc.) Renowned faculty team with several years of experience in professional sports through activities for professional sports clubs, sports federations, sports agencies and sports near business enterprises Individual support by small study groups (max. 25 students), mentoring program and open-door policy of professors Early contact with potential employers through access to excellent network of professors and a large number of existing practical cooperation. [-]

Master of Business Analytics / Master of Sports Analytics

La Trobe University
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 24 months January 2018 Australia Melbourne + 1 more

In an increasingly digital world, organisations across the globe collect huge volumes of data. Businesses that can make sense of this information will have a competitive edge. [+]

Choose Master of Business Analytics at La Trobe

In an increasingly digital world, organisations across the globe collect huge volumes of data. Businesses that can make sense of this information will have a competitive edge. The Master of Business analytics is a specialised degree that gives you the skills and knowledge to understand this flow of data and provide businesses with the insights they need to succeed.

In a course designed through a collaboration of academics, industry practitioners and technology vendors for industry, you'll gain the specialist skills and knowledge you need to have a competitive professional advantage.

You'll learn the role of data in decision-making, problem-solving and organisational change. You will gain practical skills in business, statistics and computer science, as well as developing personal skills such as communication and critical thinking.... [-]


Business Administration And Sports - Business Faculty

Universidad Privada De Ciencias Aplicadas
Campus Full time March 2018 Peru Lima

We are the first university in the country with a sports management career, this means a valuable recognition and a great opportunity. Before the initiative, various institutions and companies have been identified with UPC in order to professionalise the sports industry. [+]

We are the first university in the country with a sports management career, this means a valuable recognition and a great opportunity. Before the initiative, various institutions and companies have been identified with UPC in order to professionalise the sports industry. We invite you to review the different careers offered by the Faculty of Business at the following link: http://pregrado.upc.edu.pe/facultad-de-negocios/ [-]

Master in International Sports Management (M.S.)

SUNY Cortland
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 USA Cortland

This program is designed for students interested in working in international sport, either outside of the United States or with international sport 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 sport, either outside of the United States or with international sport 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 Sport 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 sport 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.... [-]


Official Master - Sports Management / Sport Management

Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 year September 2017 Spain Barcelona + 1 more

The main objective of the Master's Degree in Sports Management is to accompany you in your development as an integral professional of sports management and to train you in the use of management tools to recognize business opportunities, strategize, anticipate changes, optimize resources and analyze the Information with discretion. [+]

The main objective of Master's Degree in Sports Management It is to accompany you in your development as a comprehensive professional sports management and train you in the use of management tools to recognize business opportunities, develop strategies, anticipate changes, optimizing resources and analyzing information with discretion. Competencies Understand and implement strategic, comprehensive and objective view of the sports industry from a business perspective. Create new market opportunities using entrepreneurship and innovation prone to sports organizations culture. Using the most innovative practices of sports marketing and be more effective in carrying branding and sponsorship. Detect the key to lead professional teams and get the best results factors. Interpret financial statements of a sports organization and create financing strategies for new projects and businesses. Optimize the management of a sports facility and a sports event. The Master's Degree in Sports Management from Johan Cruyff Institute is right for you if: You (ex) -deportista and looking for training and sports management degree to give a boost to your career. You're working in the business field and want to specialize in the sports industry. You want to complete your training with a master's degree specializing in sports management and management. You are a working professional and want to focus your career in the industry linked to sport. Career prospects Sports competition (professional sports clubs and events organization). Governance (sports federations and associations). Facilities and sporting events (championships organizers, sports clubs). Community Sports (foundations, municipalities). Sports consultancy (own business initiatives). Sports journalism (media). Marketing... [-]

Master in Sport Marketing and Sponsorship Online

Johan Cruyff Institute
Online Part time 13 months September 2017 Spain Barcelona

In markets that are becoming increasingly more competitive, sports marketing and sponsorship have become high impact areas for business success. Consequently, the training of professionals is growing as a demand for specialists in the whole sport marketing cycle, both in business companies as well as in sport foundations, associations, federations and organizations. This Master is a demanding, rigorous and multidimensional program that delves into key marketing and sponsorship issues applied to sport. [+]

Masters in Sport Business. INTRODUCTION The main objective of the Master in Sport Marketing & Sponsorship is to accompany you in your development as an integral sports marketing and sponsorship professional, and train you in the use of marketing tools applied to sport to be able to recognize business opportunities, establish strategies in creative industries, anticipate changes, optimize resources and analyze information resources judiciously. ACADEMIC ITINERARY You have the option of studying the Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Marketing (27 ECTS) and the Postgraduate Diploma in Sponsorship (27 ECTS), or you can take modules of the Master separately as specialized courses. This way, you can earn credits towards obtaining the Master degree in a maximum period of 3 years from the start of the first module. This Master is for you if: You’re an (ex-)athlete and are looking for specialized education in sports marketing and sponsorship to give your professional career a boost. You work in marketing and want to deepen your skills and knowledge in marketing and sponsorship applied to sport. You wish to complete your education with a specialized postgraduate degree in sports marketing and sponsorship to create a future for yourself within the sports industry. LEARNING OUTCOMES To know the operating environment of sports organizations, functional areas and analytical tools. To understand, analyze and implement marketing and sponsorship strategies, development strategies, and the launching and positioning of new products. To make decisions relating to product, price, distribution and communication components. To understand the qualitative and quantitative analysis and... [-]