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A Master in Sports Management is designed for students who seek a rewarding career in the sports industry, which is a growing and demanding field in many countries. Educated professionals who understand the business side of sports can go far in a career with a Master in Sports Management degree.


A Master in Sports Management program can cover such topics as physiology, sociology of sport, management, marketing, policy, and psychology, among many other industry specific opportunities. Master in Sports Management programs often include coursework, internships, research, and a masters thesis. Students often have the opportunity to focus on a specific area within the sports management industry, such as sports marketing, sports development and policy, and management and organization of sport events. Graduates with a Master in Sports Management degree often have professional opportunities in sales, public relations, event management, media and communications, and athletic management.


You can learn more about a Master in Sports Management by scrolling through the programs below. In just a few clicks, you can request information directly from the admissions department¬. Take the next step towards a rewarding career in sports management today!

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32 Results in Sports Management

SUNY 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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

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1
September 2019
Full-time
3 semesters
Campus
CIES - International Centre for Sports Studies

Organised by the CIES - International Centre for Sport Studies, in partnership with three universities, De Montfort University in Leicester (England), SDA Bocconi School ... [+]

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

Organised by the International Centre for Sport Studies (CIES) 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-around managers who can cope with the increasingly complex world of sport.

Picture: FIFA Master 18th Edition at the Home of FIFA welcomed by both FIFA Presiden... [-]
Switzerland Neuchâtel
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1
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Russian International Olympic University

The MSA course is designed for individuals who have higher education qualifications, leadership qualities and an ambition to develop their professional expertise and make ... [+]

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.... [-]

Russia Sochi
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1
September 2019
Full-time
39 weeks
Campus
University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences

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 ... [+]

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 ... [-]
USA San Francisco Orange
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1
July 2019
Full-time
23 months
Campus
William Woods University

Leading a high-profile school athletics/activities program requires skills in facilities management, recruiting, publicity, law and much more. The William Woods Universit ... [+]

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.... [-]

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1
January 2019
Full-time
30 hours
Campus
Georgetown University Online

Recognized as one of the top programs in the world, Georgetown University's Master of Professional Studies in Sports Industry Management is available in an online format. ... [+]

Recognized as one of the top programs in the world, Georgetown University's Master of Professional Studies in Sports Industry Management is available in an online format. This program, offered through the School of Continuing Studies, provides students with the business management and leadership skills needed to launch a successful and impactful career in the sports industry.

This fully accredited graduate program is comprised of a faculty of prominent industry practitioners who bring noteworthy expertise to each course and deliver a practical and applied learning model grounded in the principles of responsibility, ethics, and service.

As graduates of the Sports Industry Management online program, students will have a comprehensive understanding of the sports industry in areas that include applied ethics, leadership, critical and analytical thinking, sports business acumen and responsibility, communication, strategic planning, teamwork, and group dynamics, global perspectives, and project management and implementation. In addition to these areas, the global approach to the program prepares students to pursue a multitude of positions within the industry across organizations that include:... [-]

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1
August 2019
Part-time
2 years
Online
Sports Management School - Barcelona

Taking the Master in Sports Marketing and Sponsorship (Sports Management) at SMS Barcelona, ​​offers a unique opportunity to live that experience and have the best profes ... [+]

Name of the Master

This Master is aimed at university graduates of broad spectrum, being recommended for the following profiles:

Graduates or Graduates in:

Economic SciencesBusiness ManagementLawsports science

Candidates who do not have a university degree can submit their application proving a minimum professional experience of 3 years in the sports sector, in positions of responsibility.

It will be, in this case, the Admissions department who validates the suitability of the candidate and its admissibility.

Origin

Spanish speaking countries

Europe

Language Spanish, with some materials and masterclasses in English. Professional outings

Take more detailed information from the web and perhaps complete with the one in the file... [-]

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1
November 2019
Full-time
12 months
Campus
Bond University

The Master of Sports Management explores the professional challenges and opportunities for managers in the complex international sporting landscape from a grassroots leve ... [+]

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.... [-]

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1
January 2019
Full-time
52 weeks
Campus
Johan Cruyff Institute

In markets that are becoming increasingly more competitive, sports marketing and sponsorship have become high impact areas for business success. Consequently, the trainin ... [+]

INTRODUCTION

The main objective of the Master in Sport Marketing & Sponsorship is to accompany you in your development as an integrated sports marketing and sponsorship professional, and train you in the use of marketing tools applied to sports 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.... [-]

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1
February 2019
Part-time
13 months
Online
AISTS - International Academy of Sports Science and Technology

AISTS Master of Advanced Studies in Sport Administration and Technology (MAS in Sport Administration) is a unique postgraduate programme in sports management based in Lau ... [+]

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.... [-]

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1
September 2019
Full-time
15 months
Campus
Rome Business School

With students from more than 140 countries around the world, Rome Business School’s Master in Sport & Lifestyle Management is the ideal choice for professionals looki ... [+]

Overview

With students from more than 140 countries around the world, Rome Business School’s Master in Sport & Lifestyle Management is the ideal choice for professionals looking for a world-class degree programme to start or consolidate a successful career in the international sports sector. The quality of the teaching coupled with our leading career and networking services make this programme the perfect fit for those who seek to excel in today’s job market and in global business. The world of sport has undergone profound changes in recent years, with a growing focus on health, well-being, therapeutic recovery, and socialization. Professionals who are prepared and better able to face the challenges of this new industry will find new job opportunities and upward mobility.... [-]

Italy Rome Italy Online United Arab Emirates Dubai  + 1 More
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1
March 2019
Part-time
1 year
Online
Campus
ESIC Business & Marketing School

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 an ... [+]

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... [-]
Spain Madrid
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1
October 2019
Full-time
Part-time
9 - 12 months
Campus
FH Kufstein Tirol - University of Applied Sciences

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 f ... [+]

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.... [-]

Austria Kufstein
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1
September 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
University of Peloponnese - International Olympic Academy in Greece

The Master’s Degree Programme for the Olympic Studies constitutes an innovation in the Olympic Movement at an international level. The educational programme is based on t ... [+]

The Master’s Degree Programme for the Olympic Studies constitutes an innovation in the Olympic Movement at an international level and is supported by the Olympic Solidarity (International Olympic Committee). The educational programme is based on the three pillars of the Olympic Movement: Education, Sports and Culture, which constitute the foundation for Olympism and Olympic Pedagogy.

The philosophy of the programme is consistent with the values of the Olympic movement for the diffusion of the Olympic ideal worldwide, the promotion of knowledge and research in Olympic issues and global participation.

The duration of the programme is three (3) semesters. Students are required to attend two semesters of lectures in Greece and the third semester is done at student’s place. Dates of Lectures in Greece: First Semester: 15/9/2016-18/11/2016 Second Semester: 6/4/2017-11/6/2017 The dates of the second semester are subject to change. ... [-]

Greece Athens
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1
September 2019
Full-time
3 semesters
Campus
Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona

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 i ... [+]

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. ... [-]
Spain Barcelona
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1
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 year
Online
Campus