Sport management MA

The Master of Arts in Sport Management concentrates on the theoretical and practical dimensions of the management of athletic events, sports teams and facilities, and the sporting process. The management areas studied include those in the public sector (interscholastic and intercollegiate sport) as well as fitness and facility management. Sport management policy and ethics are also a focus of this emphasis area and research agenda.

This program combines theoretical instruction and practical experience to prepare students for success in the sports industry and marketplace. Students develop the tools of research and learn core concepts through an interdisciplinary curriculum with an emphasis on cultivating new ideas and improving operations in the sport industry.

Associated faculty

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87%

MS/MA students receive full or partial funding*

2-2.5 years

Average time to complete their degree

15

Students currently enrolled in the MS or MA program*

* Fall 2020 data

Which degree is right for me? MS/MA vs MEd program

The School of Kinesiology offers different types of master’s degree programs: The Master of Science/Master of Art (research based) and the Master of Education (professional based). Don’t know which program best fits you? Review our MS/MA vs MEd program information to help choose the program that's right for you.

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