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  • 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:

    • Statistician
    • 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:

    Job Title

    Annual Median Wage*

    Statistician

    $71,917

    Sports Agent

    $58,718

    Marketing/Public Relations Manager

    $64,050

    Facilities Manager

    $61,904

    Athletic Director

    $86,490

    Salary Cap/Financial Analyst

    $65,817

    Athletic Information/Communications Director

    $76,411

    *Data from www.workinsports.com

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    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 not currently AACSB accredited.

    Curriculum

    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
    Experiential Component 3.0
    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 Credits 45.0

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

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    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

    Tuition

    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 AlumniMilitary 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.

     

    Academic Calendar

    2019-2020 Academic Year

    Term

    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Exams Begin

    Exams End

    Fall 2019

    September 23, 2019

    December 7, 2019

    December 9, 2019

    December 14, 2019

    Winter 2020

    January 6, 2020

    March 16, 2020

    March 17, 2020

    March 21, 2020

    Spring 2020

    March 30, 2020

    June 8, 2020

    June 9, 2020

    June 13, 2020

    Summer 2020

    June 22, 2020

    August 30, 2020

    September 2, 2020

    September 5, 2020

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