Sports Business (MS)

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Program Description

Unlike traditional MBA programs, the master’s curriculum for the Master of Science in Sports Business integrates business theory with industry-specific analysis and insight that are immediately applicable in the sports professional’s working environment. This 36-credit full- or part-time degree program consists of a sequence of six core courses, the choice of five electives in various areas of professional expertise, and one capstone course.

Before the start of formal classes, Tisch Institute students will participate in a school-wide orientation session and a department-specific orientation.

The general core, comprised of six courses, explores key aspects of the industry, including sports law, sports finance and economics, in addition to digital media and marketing.

While core courses provide a broad overview of the industry, electives allow you to investigate the area of greatest interest to you. After completing the core courses, you may specialize in any of the elective offerings such as Professional and Collegiate Sports Operations, Sports Marketing and Sales, Revenue Strategies and Analytics, or Planning and Development of Major Sporting Events. Also, all students have the opportunity to pursue an internship for academic credit, which provides you with industry experience or the opportunity to expand your expertise into another area of the field.

Finally, the Sports Business Capstone course is the final required course for all students. If you have relevant work experience, you may be eligible to waive a core or elective course with departmental approval. Waivers permit you to take additional courses in selected areas; they do not reduce the number of credits required for the degree.


All applicants to the School of Professional Studies (SPS) are required to submit the general application requirements, which include:

  • Application Fee
  • College/University Transcripts
  • Résumé
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Degree Requirements
  • Recommendations
  • Kira Talent Assessment
  • Degree-Specific Requirements
  • English Language Assessment
  • Pearson Versant English Placement Test
  • International Transcript Evaluation
  • International Student Visa Requirements

See degree specific application requirements for instructions specific to this program.