MBA - Athletic Administration

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Are you seeking a career that combines your leadership skills, knowledge of business practices, and interest in sports? If so, then Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Business Administration in Athletic Administration could be the degree for you. Read on for more information about this online master's degree program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Business Administration in Athletic Administration program provides you with the opportunity to develop management and administrative skills as well as an understanding of various business practices. In area of concentration courses, you will study several aspects of sports administration including human resource management, finance management, operations management, and business planning strategies. Other topics addressed include marketing techniques in sport organizations, sport products and markets, athletic program organization, ethical issues, and sport/culture relationships. The program's core curriculum offers a diverse education in management principles and concepts in accounting, finance, information technology, operations, production, and economics.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Prior to enrolling in Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Business Administration in Athletic Administration program, you should have strong communication and organizational skills and possibly have experience working in a fitness club, school sports program, or a related area. All applicants to Southern New Hampshire University must have earned a bachelor's degree or equivalent.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Master of Business Administration in Athletic Administration program at Southern New Hampshire University consists of 13 courses* totaling 39 credits. Three courses are taken in the area of concentration and ten courses comprise the program's core curriculum.

Course Sequence

Course CodeCourse Title
Select three of the following:
SPT 510Sports & Society
SPT 512Principles of Athletic Administration
SPT 608Sports Marketing
SPT 612Advanced Topics in Athletic Administration

MBA Core Courses

Course NumberCourse Title
ACC 500Managerial Accounting
IT 500Information Technology
MKT 500Marketing Strategies
ECO 500Managerial Economics
FIN 500Financial Management
INT 610Multinational Corporate Environment
OL 690Responsible Corporate Leadership
QSO 510Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making
QSO 600Production and Operation Management

Some students may also be required to take foundation courses as prerequisites for more advanced MBA 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 successfully completed Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Business Administration in Athletic Administration program, you could become a director, administrator, or manager in a variety of professional settings. You might work for sports management companies, sports team offices, athletic clubs, sport equipment manufacturers, school sports programs, community centers, or sporting retail stores.

Positions you could pursue include:

  • Recreational Program Director
  • Athletic Development Director
  • Sports Marketing Manager
  • Fitness Club Administrator