Master of Science in Sport Business

Lead strategic initiatives in the highly competitive, ever-evolving sport industry with the Master of Science in Sport Business in Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management. This graduate degree equips students with the expertise necessary to manage the day-to-day aspects of the field and make strategic business decisions related to sport education, management, policymaking, research and supervision.

Through the dynamic curriculum, you’ll analyze the current policies, challenges and trends that impact sport and leisure services in this $1.5 trillion industry, with some courses offered through the Fox School of Business. You can tailor your graduate degree to meet your professional goals through four areas of concentration that emphasize the theoretical foundation of sport business. The program’s faculty and staff members work with students on one-on-one professional development, and you’ll have internship opportunities to gain firsthand, real-world experience.

As a Sport Business MS graduate, you can pursue mid- to high-level management positions in one of the country’s largest and most exciting industries. Prepare to oversee the business decisions that create memorable fan experiences every day, from ticket sales and sponsorships to game-day operations. You’ll also think analytically and critically about top issues facing professional sport teams, college athletics and sport business such as event and venue management, sales and promotion, and sport analytics.

Faculty Research

As former and current high-ranking executives in sport business and/or consultants for athletes, events and sport leagues, Sport Business MS faculty bring decades of experience to the classroom. You will engage in and collaborate on key research initiatives such as studying the consumer data that helps organizations build their brand, gain sponsorships and support communities, as well as the benefits of major sporting events. Read more about research in the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management’s Sport Industry Research Center.

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Concentrations

You can focus on Sport Business or you can take one of the following concentrations.

  • Athletics Administration

    Become an effective manager for organizations that oversee student-athlete programs. Facilitate the leadership of student-athletes in schools and at the college level. Engage critical issues in development, governance and policymaking.

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  • Recreation and Event Management

    Train to be a competent, creative leader in the public and nonprofit sectors of the sports business industry. Focus on areas including parks and recreation departments, youth sport development, and programming for diverse populations. Apply critical theory and best practices to event execution and fundraising.

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  • Sport Analytics

    Develop analytical methods to gain insight and drive successful decisions in sport organizations. Learn to leverage data analytics to analyze team and player evaluation and compensation as well as game management and financial strategies.

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  • Sport Marketing and Promotions

    Gain skills to foster positive fan experiences within spectator and participant sports. Implement innovative strategies to successfully meet the diverse needs of sport consumers and stakeholders.

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Classes & Curriculum

Coursework largely depends on your chosen concentration. Core courses for all Sport Business MS concentrations include

  • Legal Issues in Sport and Recreation,
  • Sport Facility Management,
  • Sport Marketing, and
  • Strategic Management in Sport and Recreation.

In the Fox School of Business, you will take Quantitative Methods for Business.

Learn more about required courses within the Sport Business MS program.

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Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Master of Science offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. These tuition costs apply to the 2019–2020 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $933.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,082.00 per credit

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