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  • Online Masters in Sport Management


    Do you want to land your dream job in today’s multi-billion-dollar sports industry? Drexel University’s revamped, online Master of Science in Sport Management program is just what you need to open those doors.

    Whether on the court, or in the offices behind the scenes, the industry is changing. From the infusion of big data, to the rise of the super stadium, to the high-powered negotiations for star athletes, and major changes in sport media, there are more and more opportunities for innovative business professionals. Drexel’s online Sport Management program provides the expert knowledge you’ll need to master the business side of the game and help you develop skills and connections to enter this transformative industry.

    By seamlessly integrating the sports applications of law, economics and finance, marketing, media, and promotions with a top-notch business curriculum, this program offers a practical foundation for careers in professional or college sports, or with sports marketing firms, sports agencies, and other sports organizations.

    MS in Sport Management Program Advantages

    Upon graduation, you will be prepared to pursue a variety of positions within sports organizations in finance, analytics, marketing, media, management, operations, events, sales and sponsorships, and more.

    • Integrates courses from Drexel’s business school to provide the more business-oriented plan of study the industry demands
    • Provides the opportunity to study with expert faculty who know the sports industry first-hand and can help connect you with professionals working in the field
    • Offers unique exposure to franchises in all four major league sports teams as well as other local and international sport organizations
    • Our online format enables you to learn on your own schedule from anywhere – which means you won’t need to call a timeout from your career, family, or life to be successful

    Online Open House

    Join us on Tuesday, February 6th from 12 Noon - 1 p.m. EST to learn more about the program and have your questions answered by a Drexel representative. Register Today!

    Drexel University offers a variety of Graduate Minors that can be added to any master's degree program.
    State restrictions may apply to some programs.


    This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.

    You may transfer up to 15 quarter credits from an accredited institution. 

    Business Core* 
    BUSN 501Measuring and Maximizing Financial Performance3.0
    MGMT 601Managing the Total Enterprise3.0
    or ORGB 625 Leadership and Professional Development
    STAT 601Business Statistics3.0
    Sport Business Core 
    SMT 601Sports Industry Management3.0
    SMT 602Sport Law 3.0
    SMT 603Sports Marketing 3.0
    or MKTG 601 Marketing Strategy & Planning
    SMT 604Sport Media & Technology3.0
    or SMT 608 Sport Media & Public Relations
    SMT 605Sports Economics3.0
    SMT 606Social Issues in Sport3.0
    SMT 621Leadership in Sport Management3.0
    or ORGB 640 Negotiations for Leaders
    Experiential Component3.0
    Choose one of the following: 
    SMT 630
    Sports Industry Practicum 
    SMT 699
    Project/Research Thesis 
    INTB 790
    Seminar in International Business 
    SMT I699
    Independent Study in SMT 
    Sport Business Electives or Graduate Minor**12.0
    SMT 609
    Sports Ticket Sales & Strategies 
    SMT 610
    Seminar on Sports Research 
    SMT 611
    Corporate Sponsorship Sales & Strategies in Sport 
    SMT 612
    Development & Fundraising Strategies in Sport 
    SMT 618
    NCAA Compliance 
    SMT 622
    Labor Relations & Collective Bargaining in Sport 
    SMT 623
    Sports Facility Management 
    SMT 625
    Sports Promotion and Sales 
    SMT 627
    Sports Tournaments & Events 
    SMT 633
    Sport Tourism Strategies 
    SMT 635
    Sport Facilities & Event Management 
    SMT 640
    Consumer Behavior in Sport 
    SMT 645
    Gridiron Glory 
    SMT 648
    Gender Equity in High School & College Sports 
    SMT 650
    Sports Contracts 
    SMT 655
    March Madness: The Economics, History, & Social Impact of the NCAA Basketball Tournaments 
    SMT T580
    Special topics in SMT 
    SMT T680
    Special topics in SMT 
    SMT T780
    Special topics in SMT 
    Total Credits45.0

    *2.0 credit course substitutions require advisor approval
    **Additional electives outside the department may be approved by your advisor

    View Course Descriptions

    Admissions Criteria

    • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 preferred
    • Two years of prior work experience is recommended

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Two letters of recommendation - One academic and one professional preferred
    • A 1,000 word personal essay including:
      • Information regarding your background and experience in the sports industry
      • A summary of your professional career interests and goals
      • A discussion of your personal strengths
    • Resume
    • Additional requirements for International Students

    Optional Documents

    To make your application more competitive, you may elect to submit graduate level placement exam scores, like GRE or GMAT. If scores are submitted they will be considered as part of your application package.



    The tuition rate for the academic year 2017-2018 is $921 per credit. (A 25% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1228 per credit)

    • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
      • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
      • All students must contact within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
      • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
      • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.


    Academic Calendar

    2017-2018 Academic Year


    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Exams Begin

    Exams End

    Fall 2017

    September 25, 2017

    December 9, 2017

    December 11, 2017

    December 16, 2017

    Winter 2018

    January 8, 2018

    March 17, 2018

    March 19, 2018

    March 24, 2018

    Spring 2018

    April 2, 2018

    June 9, 2018

    June 11, 2018

    June 15, 2018

    Summer 2018

    June 25, 2018

    September 1, 2018

    September 4, 2018

    September 8, 2018

    Apply today for the MS in Sport Management

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