International MBA - Athletic Administration

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Are you interested in a management career in the global sports market? Southern New Hampshire University's International Master of Business Administration in Athletic Administration is designed to help students develop management skills and knowledge of multinational business practices which they could apply to positions in the global sports industry. Continue reading for more information about this online master's degree program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Southern New Hampshire University's International Master of Business Administration in Athletic Administration program combines a diverse education in multinational corporate practices and international managerial methods with an emphasis on sports management. Topics addressed in concentration courses include sport organization operations, human resource and financial management in sport organizations, athletic administrator roles, athletic program administration, recruiting strategies, ethical issues in sports, and social and cultural factors in sports participation. Core courses focus on global management in several areas of business such as accounting, finance, and marketing. A capstone course allows students to examine case studies to build a deeper understanding of international business strategies.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Before enrolling in Southern New Hampshire University's International Master of Business Administration in Athletic Administration program, you should have an academic and professional background in management or business. All applicants to Southern New Hampshire University must have earned a bachelor's degree or equivalent.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You must complete a total of 39 credits to earn the International Master of Business Administration in Athletic Administration degree from Southern New Hampshire University. The program consists of ten courses in the core curriculum and three courses in the area of concentration. This degree could be earned in less than two years.

International MBA Online Core Courses*

Course CodeCourse Title
ACC 500Managerial Accounting
FIN 500Financial Management
QSO 635International Supply Chain Management
INT 601Global Entrepreneurship
INT 610Multinational Corporate Environment
INT 620Multinational Corporate Finance
INT 640Multinational Marketing Strategies
INT 650International Trade and Competitiveness
INT 660International Negotiations
INT 700Multinational Business Strategy - Capstone

Athletic Administration Concentration Courses

Course NumberCourse Title
SPT 510Sports and Society
SPT 512Principles of Athletic Administration
SPT 612Advanced Topics in Athletic Administration

Some students may also be required to take foundation courses as prerequisites for more advanced IMBA material. Students with business-related undergraduate degrees typically are exempt from most foundation courses. In many cases, students choosing the electives track are able to apply credit hours from their foundation courses against their elective requirements.

*Coursework subject to change.

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

Once you have completed Southern New Hampshire University's International Master of Business Administration in Athletic Administration program, you could apply concepts and methods you might have learned in the program to upper management or directorial positions in a variety of professional settings. You might seek work in organizations that are involved in international business such as sport equipment manufacturers, sports management firms, sport advertising agency, or sports event marketing company.

Positions you could pursue include:

  • Sports Media Administrator
  • Multinational Sports Event Manager
  • Global Sports Marketing Manager