Best Online Masters Programs in Sports Management

A sports management degree for working professionals and industry leaders.

The Academy’s Master of Sports Science degree in Sports Management is a one-of-a kind online sports graduate degree program specifically designed to meet the needs of up and coming sports professionals in one of the fastest growing industries in the world. All courses are offered online so you can complete your studies at any time from any place.


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Prepare for your career with our sports management degree!

The Master of Sports Science degree in Sports Management is specifically designed to give students the core skills required of any manager to be successful in a sport setting. The online sports graduate degree program prepares students for careers in various management professions in the sport industry including sports business, sports administration, sports marketing, sports communication, sports facilities, and sports entertainment. Students will be prepared for management and leadership positions in sports organizations at the local, collegiate, and professional levels.

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Our graduates are leaders in the sports management world.

Since the Academy’s founding in 1972, thousands of Academy graduates have gone on to success as coaches, managers, educators, athletic directors and administrators, entrepreneurs, healthcare providers, researchers and a myriad of other professionals at all level of sports, including professional, Olympic, collegiate, interscholastic, and recreational.

Core Curriculum

  • Contemporary Issues in Sports
  • Sports Administration
  • Organization and Management in Sports
  • Sports Marketing
  • Sports Business and Personnel Management
  • Sports Finance
  • Public Relations in Sports
  • Sports Facilities
  • Public Relations in Sports
  • Sports Facilities
  • Sports Law and Risk Management

Key Subject Areas Available

  • NCAA Compliance
  • NCAA Rules and Procedures
  • Sports Club Management
  • Membership and Marketing for Sport Clubs
  • Olympic Culture
  • Fundraising in Sports
  • Introduction to the Business of Sports Agents

Degree Paths

  • Internship Option
  • Non-thesis Option
  • Thesis Option
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FastTrack Your Degree

The need for professional, ethical, and well-educated sports managers has never been greater, so the Academy offers a Fast Track master’s degree program for sports management students looking to stay up-to-date in the fast-paced, rapidly evolving sports industry. The sports management Fast Track master’s degree program – prepared and delivered by sports industry experts – can be completed as quickly as 15 months.

Want to learn more about this FastTrack Option, get more detail on our FastTrack page.


Admission Requirements

Students applying for the Academy’s graduate degree programs must submit all previous official transcripts and have finished an undergraduate program with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Students must also prepare a written personal statement with an autobiography, career plans and expected goals for pursuing a master’s degree from the Academy and submit three recommendations.

To see more on admissions requirements for our Master of Sport Science program, visit our admission requirements page.

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Academy Sports Management Master’s Receives High Marks

The Academy’s master’s degree program in sports management has been ranked as one of the top 25 of its kind by, an industry-leading educational research organization.

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