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Master of Science in
Sport Business

Change the game by learning to quickly adapt in the competitive $1.5 trillion global sport industry. STHM can help you become a leader in creating lasting game-day experiences.

Elevate the Game-Day Experience

The sport industry is a global $1.5 trillion-a-year market flourishing with opportunity. From ticket sales and sponsorships to game-day operations, this exciting industry creates memorable fan experiences every day. Start your path to become a leader in a career of your dreams.

With a Master of Science in Sport Business, you can advance your career with a mid- to high-level management position in one of the country’s largest and most-exciting industries. At the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) you learn new ways to think analytically and critically about top situations facing professional sports teams, college athletics and sport business such as sport analytics, sales and promotion and event and venue management. With a dynamic curriculum and vast industry network, this program will transform the way you lead.

Partner with STHM to become a leader in this exciting, experience-driven industry.

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Top 10 Careers in Sport Management

What can you do with a master's degree in sport management?

There's no one way to use your sport management degree in the global $1.5 trillion industry.

  • Professional Sport Operations
  • Collegiate Sport Administration
  • Recreation Management
  • Event & Venue Management
  • Sport Analytics
  • Sales and Promotions
  • Sports Marketing Manager
  • Account Manager/Account Executive
  • Public Relations
  • Fitness Director

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Average Salaries in Sport Management

Based on Years of Experience

$44,770
1-4 Years
MIN MAX
$10K $100K
$56,511
5-9 Years
MIN MAX
$10K $100K
$80,168
10+ Years
MIN MAX
$10K $100K
*MASTER OF SPORT MANAGEMENT SALARIES BY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE REPORTED FROM PAYSCALE

Create your own

degree in sport

Are you passionate about sport marketing and promotion? Would you like to learn more about how data is driving business decisions within sports teams and leagues? What about developing a strategic mindset that enhances the fan experience through game day operations?

At STHM, our program is designed so you can tailor your degree to your career goals with four industry focused concentrations. This 36-credit Master of Science in Sport Business emphasizes the theoretical foundation of sport business with an industry-specific curriculum that equips students with critical insight, strategic business principles and practical application techniques.

2017 CLASS PROFILE
  • Average age: 24
  • Average professional work experience: 1.4 years
  • Average cumulative GPA: 3.3

4 Areas of Concentration:

1. Athletics Administration
Gain the skills for management roles in student athletic programs. With a focus on intercollegiate athletics, the curriculum exposes students to critical issues in governance, policy-making, facility operations, fundraising, development and compliance.
2. Recreation and Event Management
Become a leader in the public and nonprofit sport industry sectors. This program applies critical theory and best practices in the areas of programming, event execution and fundraising.
3. Sport Analytics
This program produces the next generation of analytical leads in the sport industry by partnering with the Fox School of Business’ Master of Science in Business Analytics.The faculty of these programs collaborated to create a curriculum that is one of the first of its kind in the nation.
4. Sport Marketing and Promotions
Develop and leverage strategies that impact production, pricing, consumer behavior and distribution to generate sustainable results that innovate the game-day experience. Students in this program work with companies such as Comcast-Spectacor, IMG, LiveNation, Madison Square Garden and Octagon.

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Enrollment Information

Begin to impact this highly-profitable industry here.
Paying for your degree
Tuition:
$933 per credit hour (Pennsylvania resident)
$1,082 pre credit hour (out-of-state resident)
Total Credits: 36

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financial aid and scholarships, and more:

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Note: Rates listed are for the 2018-2019 academic year only. Tuition rates for the upcoming academic year are approved and announced by the Temple University's Bursar's Office every July.

Application information & deadlines
2019
December 15 - Early Decision Deadline
March 1 - Priority Scholarship Deadline & International Student Deadline
June 30 - Final Application Deadline

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Sport Business Events

Join us to learn more about the Master's Degree in Sport Business and STHM
at an upcoming information session, webinar, or other special event.
Oct
19
Fall Friday

Sit one-on-one with the Assistant Director of Graduate Enrollment to gain insight into the admissions process, get a behind the scenes tour, and learn more about STHM graduate programs.

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Oct
23
STHM on the Road: Lehigh Valley

Representatives from STHM will be in the Lehigh Valley to meet and greet prospective graduate students.

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Oct
30
Executive in Residence: Nick Bayer, Saxbys

Discover the story behind Saxbys CEO & Founder, Nick Bayer and how he transformed the coffee business.

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