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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.

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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

1-4 Years
$10K $100K
5-9 Years
$10K $100K
10+ Years
$10K $100K

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.

4 Areas of Concentration:

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.
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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.
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Comprehend and apply analytical methods to issues confronting decision makers in sport organizations. The Sport Analytics concentration produces managers and future executives who understand the potential of data-driven decision making in the sport industry.
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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
$933 per credit hour (Pennsylvania resident)
$1,082 per 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 2019-2020 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
December 15 - Early Decision Deadline
April 15 - Priority Scholarship Deadline & International Student Deadline
June 30 - Final Application Deadline (Update: Scholarships are still available for Fall 2020)

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Sport Business Events

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STHM: Tips for Creating a Strong Application

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Learn the tips & tricks to a seamless admissions process! Get exclusive insight from Michelle Siporin, the Assistant Director of Graduate Enrollment, as she walks you step-by-step through the admissions requirements and process (including insider tips on the admissions interview).

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