MBA - Sport Management

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You can pursue a professional career in sports management by enrolling in Southern New Hampshire University's Sport Management MBA program. Classes are offered online and you can complete your studies in about 18 months. Read on for further details.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

When you enroll in the Sport Management MBA program at Southern New Hampshire University, you will study the subject from a business perspective. You'll have the opportunity to gain financial and marketing knowledge as well as business management skills. Specifically, you will be able to perform research analysis and explore international business and marketing strategies. You might also gain expertise in sports event planning and brand building. The program gives you the option of studying online or in the classroom.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Students who possess a passion for sports and who also want to develop strong business knowledge might find this program to be especially helpful. The program may also be well-suited to undergraduate degree-holders who want to switch to careers in the sports industry. All applicants to Southern New Hampshire University programs must have earned a bachelor's degree or equivalent.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You will study a total of ten core courses and three additional MBA courses in this Southern New Hampshire University program. At minimum, you will earn 39 credits. Some specialized foundation courses may also be required if you earned an undergraduate degree in a subject other than business.

Sports Management MBA Courses*

Course Code Course Name
SPT 510 Sport and Society
SPT 565 Internationalization of Sport Business
SPT 600 Management of Sport Organizations

Sport Management MBA Core Courses

ACC 500 Managerial Accounting
IT 500 Information Technology
SPT 608 Sport Marketing and Media
ECO 500 Managerial Economics
FIN 500 Financial Management
INT 610 Multinational Corporate Environment
MBA 700 Strategic Management
OL 690 Responsible Corporate Leadership
QSO 510 Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making
QSO 600 Production and Operation Management

Specialized MBA Foundation Courses

Some students may 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.

MBA 501 Mathematics and Statistics for Business
MBA 502 Economics for Business
MBA 503 Financial Reporting and Analysis
MBA 610 Business Law
OL 500 Human Behavior in Organizations

*Coursework subject to change.

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of the Sports Management MBA program, students are prepared to pursue positions of leadership in the sports industry. You might choose to apply for sports management positions in the following areas:

  • Sports Agencies
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Equipment Manufacturing
  • Event and Facility Management
  • Professional Sports Teams