Online Master’s in Sports Management Degree Program
Master of Science in Sport Management
Drexel University’s online Master’s in Sport Management sets you up for success in the constantly changing sports industry. Whether your goal is to work with college athletes as an athletic administrator, or your interests lie in the business side of sports, you’ll be given the tools and connections you need to stand out in the job market. The curriculum covers sport media, economics, marketing and sales, law, and event management, giving you a solid foundation across the industry.
To help support your sports management degree, the LeBow College of Business offers the ability to share up to 15 credits across degrees within the college, maximizing both your time and financial investment. You can declare your second degree once you have completed at least 15 credits of your initial degree. Any of the online business degrees can be paired as a dual degree such as an MBA/MS Sport Management, or an MS Business Analytics/MS Sport Management, with shared coursework usually through elective credits.
MS in Sports Management Program Features
- Not currently AACSB accredited
- Study with expert faculty who know the sports industry first-hand and can help connect you with professionals working in the field
- Summer residency featuring tours, guest speakers, and industry networking opportunities
- Get unique exposure to franchises in all four major league sports teams, as well as other local and international sport organizations
- The 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
What is an MS in Sports Management?
A sports master’s is designed to help you land your dream job in today’s multi-billion-dollar sports industry. By seamlessly integrating the sports application of law, economics and finance, marketing, media, and promotions with a top-notch business curriculum, Drexel’s program offers a practical foundation for careers in professional or college sports, or with sports marketing firms, sports agencies, and other sports organizations.
In this program, you’ll have the opportunity to:
- Utilize economic analysis and the latest technology to study sports markets, league organization, the finance of sport, and more
- Develop the ability to plan, design, implement, and evaluate sport programs
- Explore human resources, policy development, and the management functions necessary for the effective management of sport organizations
- Develop an understanding of the legal standards, principles, and practices within the world of sports
What are the Requirements and Skills Needed for an MS in Sports Management?
Drexel’s sports master’s is a business-focused look at the field of sports management. However, you don’t need to have studied business at the undergraduate level to succeed in the program. The admissions criteria for this master’s degree includes a bachelor’s degree in any field from a regionally accredited institution and an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0. It is also recommended that you have at least two years of prior work experience, even if it is not in the field.
How Long Does It Take to Earn a Master’s Degree in Sports Management?
Drexel’s online sport management degree is a 45-credit program, with the option of transferring up to 15 quarter credits from an accredited institution. The program can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis, and in as little as 24 months.
What Can You Do with a Master’s Degree in Sports Management?
Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to pursue a variety of positions within sports organizations in finance, analytics, marketing, media, management, operations, events, sales and sponsorships, and more:
- Sports Agent
- Marketing/Public Relations Manager
- Facilities Manager
- Athletic Director
- Salary Cap/Financial Analyst
- Athletic Information/Communications Director
What Salary Can You Earn with a Master’s Degree in Sports Management?
Once you’ve earned your degree, you’ll command a competitive sports management salary. Salaries vary based on location and job title, but here are some sample job titles and national salary averages:
Annual Median Wage*
Marketing/Public Relations Manager
Salary Cap/Financial Analyst
Athletic Information/Communications Director
*Data from www.workinsports.com
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 501||Measuring and Maximizing Financial Performance||3.0|
|MGMT 601||Managing the Total Enterprise||3.0|
|or ORGB 625||Leadership and Professional Development|
|STAT 601||Business Statistics||3.0|
|Sport Business Core|
|SMT 601||Sports Industry Management||3.0|
|SMT 602||Sport Law||3.0|
|SMT 603||Sports Marketing||3.0|
|or MKTG 601||Marketing Strategy & Planning|
|SMT 604||Sport Media & Technology||3.0|
|or SMT 608||Sport Media & Public Relations|
|SMT 605||Sports Economics||3.0|
|SMT 606||Social Issues in Sport||3.0|
|SMT 621||Leadership in Sport Management||3.0|
|or ORGB 640||Negotiations for Leaders|
|Choose one of the following:|
|Sports Industry Practicum|
|Seminar in International Business|
|Independent Study in SMT|
|Sport Business Electives or Graduate Minor **||12.0|
|Sports Ticket Sales & Strategies|
|Seminar on Sports Research|
|Corporate Sponsorship Sales & Strategies in Sport|
|Development & Fundraising Strategies in Sport|
|Labor Relations & Collective Bargaining in Sport|
|Sports Facility Management|
|Sports Promotion and Sales|
|Sports Tournaments & Events|
|Sport Tourism Strategies|
|Sport Facilities & Event Management|
|Consumer Behavior in Sport|
|Gender Equity in High School & College Sports|
|March Madness: The Economics, History, & Social Impact of the NCAA Basketball Tournaments|
|Special topics in SMT|
|Special topics in SMT|
|Special topics in SMT|
*2.0 credit course substitutions require advisor approval
**Additional electives outside the department may be approved by your advisor
- 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
The tuition rate for the academic year 2019-2020 is $949 per credit. (A 25% tuition savings off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1265 per credit)
- This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
- Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations
- These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
- These rates apply only to fully online courses. Hybrid or on-campus courses may have different rates.
- Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
- All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu 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.
2019-2020 Academic Year
September 23, 2019
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December 9, 2019
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