Master’s in Sport Management

Deepen your understanding of sport management with a master’s degree from CSP Global. Flexible learning, 100% online.

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Sport Management Master’s Program Overview

The sport management master’s program explores leadership, strategy, marketing, and legal concepts pertinent to the field. Students will showcase proficiency in applying, analyzing, and assessing fundamental principles in sport management, including sport marketing, financial management, business administration, and facility and event management.

Additionally, students will assess contemporary trends in sport management, analyzing their significance and impact on professionals in the field. Demonstrating leadership and managerial skills as they relate to sport management is also a key aspect of the program.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the ability to apply, analyze, and evaluate essential sport management principles associated with sport marketing, finance, and facility and event management.
  2. Evaluate current sport management trends and analyze their relevance and implications on sport management professionals.
  3. Demonstrate the essential leadership and managerial skills needed for successful sport management.
  4. Synthesize theoretical and research concepts from multiple perspectives to inform inquiry and practice.
  5. Formulate creative responses to complex issues through critical analysis.
  6. Model ethical and professional behaviors to guide inquiry and practice in a global and diverse society.

Program Curriculum

  • KHS 515 Management and Leadership 1 (Credits: 3)
  • KHS 510 Human Resource Management (Credits: 3)
  • KHS 535 Sport Marketing (Credits: 3)
  • KHS 610 Research Methods (Credits: 3)
  • KHS 533 Sport Media and Technology (Credits: 3)
  • KHS 525 Facility and Event Management in Sport (Credits: 3)
  • KHS 540 Legal Aspects of Sport (Credits: 3)
  • KHS 520 Sport Finance (Credits: 3)
  • KHS 550 Sport Sales and Fundraising (Credits: 3)
  • KHS 570 Ethics and Sociology in Sport and Exercise Science (Credits: 3)
  • KHS 620 Master’s Capstone (Credits: 3)

Total Credits: 33

What Makes CSP Global’s MA in Sport Management Unique?

Here are some of the reasons why our 100% online MA in Sport Management stands out from other graduate sport management programs.

Competitive Tuition

CSP Global’s tuition cost is considerably lower than other comparable colleges and universities at $550 per credit hour. We pride ourselves on providing competitive tuition pricing that makes a sport management degree more attainable for our students.

Graduate in as Little as 18 months

8-week online, asynchronous courses allows you to accelerate your time to degree, while focusing on fewer courses at a time.

Expert Faculty

Gain insights from our accomplished and career-connected faculty, each bringing extensive experience and a wealth of knowledge from their respective fields, leading to a comprehensive education.

Integrative Project

Students have the opportunity to engage in a professional industry experience or traditional capstone proposal course with guidance of an industry-experienced faculty member to complete a real-world integrative project.

Generous Transfer Policy

Students with previous college credit can transfer up to 16 credits towards the MA in Sport Management.

Sport Management Career Outlook

The sport management career outlook is promising, offering diverse opportunities in sectors like professional sports, collegiate athletics, marketing agencies, and event management. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of Entertainment and Recreation Manager roles will grow by 8% over the next decade.

Given the interdisciplinary nature of this program, professionals can pursue paths in marketing, sponsorship, athlete representation, facility management, media, and community relations. Technological advancements, especially in data analytics and digital media, are reshaping the industry. Diversity and inclusion initiatives are also creating openings for professionals in championing these values.

Overall, pursuing an advanced degree in the field of sport management presents fulfilling prospects for those passionate about sports and business.

Careers with a Master’s in Sport Management

There are many career opportunities for those with a Master’s in Sport Management, including:

  • Sports Marketing Manager: Develop and implement marketing strategies to promote sports teams, events, or products.
  • Athletic Director: Athletic directors oversee the athletic programs and operations of schools, colleges, or universities.
  • Event Coordinator: Plan and coordinate sporting events, including logistics, scheduling, and promotion.
  • Sponsorship Manager: Secure and manage sponsorships for sports teams, events, or athletes.
  • Facility Manager: Manage the operations and maintenance of sports facilities such as stadiums, arenas, or recreational centers.
  • Sports Agent: Represent athletes in contract negotiations, endorsements, and career management.
  • Corporate Partnership Manager: Cultivate and manage partnerships between sports organizations and corporate sponsors.
  • Sports Business Analyst: Analyze market trends, consumer behavior, and financial data to inform business decisions in the sports industry.
  • Community Relations Manager: Develop and implement programs to engage with the local community and promote sports participation.
  • Sports Media Specialist: Work in sports journalism, broadcasting, or digital media, covering sporting events, producing content, or managing social media channels.

These are just a few examples of the many sport management careers available, with ample opportunities depending on individual interests and skills. Graduates of CSP Global’s Sport Management MA program are working with companies and teams such as Northwestern University, Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Twins, St. Catherine University, and more.

Gain Real-World Experience with the Minnesota Twins

CSP Global is proud to offer hands-on sport management internship opportunities to students in the Twin Cities metro area, including with the Minnesota Twins, CSP Athletics, local park & recreation agencies, sports marketing firms, and others.

Admission Requirements

  • Online application
  • Official transcripts from your previous regionally accredited institution stating the conferral of a bachelor’s degree or higher with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 based on a 4.0 system or a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Additional Requirements
    • Access to a computer that meets CSP Global’s technology requirements.
    • Students who do not meet initial admissions criteria may be asked to complete the academic success essay and/or provide additional documentation


  • An MA in Sport Management is a master of arts degree program that focuses on the theoretical and practical aspects of managing sports organizations and events. It covers topics including sports marketing, finance, facility management, event planning, sports law, and ethics. The sport management degree program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue careers in various sectors of the sports industry, including professional sports teams, collegiate athletics, sports marketing agencies, event management companies, and sports facilities.
  • Preparing for a Master’s in Sport Management involves several steps:

    • Gain Relevant Experience: Seek internships, part-time jobs, or volunteer opportunities in sports organizations or related fields to gain practical experience and insights into the industry.
    • Build a Strong Academic Foundation: Take undergraduate courses in business, marketing, finance, and sports-related subjects to develop a solid academic background relevant to sport management.
    • Network: Connect with professionals in the sports industry through networking events, informational interviews, and professional associations. Building relationships can provide valuable insights, mentorship, and potential opportunities.
    • Stay Informed: Keep up-to-date with current trends, issues and developments in the sports industry through reading industry publications, attending conferences, and following relevant websites and social media channels.

Advance Your Career with CSP Global

CSP Global’s MA in Sport Management will prepare you for a successful career in sports.

Ready to continue your education? Take the next step in building a future you love. Speak to an admissions specialist or apply today to earn your sport management graduate degree!