Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Sports Administration Online

In this well-developed and highly respected program built on a foundation of general business practice, you will examine how the worlds of business and sports interact and learn how to manage those interactions to be more profitable and beneficial.

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Program Overview

Discover STU’s 100% online Sports Administration MBA program

The 100% online Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Sports Administration program from St. Thomas University gives you actionable insights into the business behind the game. It provides skills to ensure that players, fans, coaches, and financial backers coexist peacefully and that sports organizations flourish.

Our online sports administration program encompasses elements of economics, accounting, marketing, psychology, law, and communications. Learn how to market sports ethically and effectively and how to plan events, diving into the areas of sports publicity, budgeting, and administration. Study the major legal issues confronting sports administrators—such as contracts, due process, defamation, safety procedures, collective bargaining and arbitration, and risk management.

The MBA core curriculum emphasizes a broad range of skills in managerial accounting, policy and planning, strategy systems, international business, data analytics, financial management, and organizational behavior. Plus, you will benefit from more specialized business courses in sports media and public relations, facility and event management, and the legal aspects of sports administration.

This quality MBA online program is structured specifically for working professionals, with accelerated courses delivered in a convenient format ideal for a busy lifestyle. Coursework is taught by faculty with real-world experience. Choose from six start dates each year and earn your business master's degree while you continue working. Gain a comprehensive background to transition to a career in sports information, public relations, media relations, facility management, sports marketing, personnel, and more.

Note: The online MBA in Sports Administration program is comprised of 36 credit hours. However, an additional nine credit hours of foundation courses may be required based on a review of transcripts.

Career Opportunities

  • Athletic Director
  • Facilities Director
  • Sports and Wellness Director
  • Financial Management Director
  • Parks and Recreation Director
  • Sports Advertising Sales Director
  • Athletic Director
  • Facilities Director
  • Sports and Wellness Director
  • Financial Management Director
  • Parks and Recreation Director
  • Sports Advertising Sales Director

Total Tuition $19,980
Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 36

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Tuition

Pay for your degree as you go

Tuition for the MBA in Sports Administration online degree program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students and can be paid by the course. The total tuition is inclusive of all fees, including a technology fee for each course.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $19,980
Per Credit Hour $530

Calendar

Application deadlines and course schedules

The MBA in Sports Administration program is delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year. Choose the start date that is best for you.

TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Summer 2 20226/25/226/13/226/16/226/17/226/20/228/5/226 weeks
Fall 1 20228/20/228/7/228/10/228/12/228/15/2210/14/227 weeks
Fall 2 202210/15/2210/2/2210/5/2210/7/2210/10/2212/9/227 weeks
Spring 1 20231/7/2312/18/2212/23/2212/29/221/3/237 weeks
Spring 2 20233/11/232/24/232/27/233/3/233/6/235/5/237 weeks
Summer 1 20235/13/234/28/235/1/235/5/235/8/236/23/236 weeks
Summer 2 20236/24/236/12/236/14/236/16/236/19/238/4/236 weeks
Fall 1 20238/19/238/4/238/7/238/11/238/14/2310/13/237 weeks
Fall 2 202310/14/239/29/2310/2/2310/6/2310/9/2312/8/237 weeks

Now enrolling:

Apply Date 10/2/22
Class Starts 10/15/22

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Admissions

Here’s what you need to apply to our online Sports Administration MBA program

Our streamlined admission requirements empower students from diverse academic backgrounds greater access to the MBA in Sports Administration online program. No GMAT is required to apply.

Admission Requirements:

  • Online application
  • 2.33 GPA or higher
  • Resume

MBA in Sports Administration Online Admission Requirements

The following criteria are used for admission to MBA online programs, based on cumulative undergraduate GPA:

  • 2.75 or greater GPA—Must submit transcripts and resume. No GMAT.
  • 2.5 to 2.749 GPA—Must submit transcripts and resume and have at least three years of progressive administrative work experience. No GMAT.
  • 2.33 to 2.49 GPA—Must submit transcripts, resume, and have at least four years of progressive administrative work experience. No GMAT.

Official transcripts and all other documents should be sent to:

St. Thomas University, Office of Admissions
16401 NW 37th Ave., Mimi Dooner Hall
Miami Gardens, FL 33054-6459

Transcripts delivered via digital transcript services EScrip and Parchment should be emailed to [email protected].

Courses

See what you’ll study in our MBA in Sports Administration online classes

The MBA in Sports Administration online curriculum is comprised of 12-15 courses (36-45 credit hours), including 24 credit hours of core courses, 12 credit hours of concentration courses, and up to nine credit hours of foundation courses based on a review of transcripts.

Courses in this program are seven weeks long. Courses during the two summer terms, however, are six weeks long.

You must take the following courses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The study of ethics and ethical behavior in public and private organizations is the fundamental purpose of this core course, which also explores broad areas of social responsibility to others in the enterprise, customers, the community and the preservation of the environment.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Acquisition of capital and debt, long-range and annual budgeting, budget management, cash flow management, short-term debt financing, interfacing with operation functions. (Pre-requisite: ACC 530 or have come in with 6 hours of undergraduate accounting courses)
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Concepts, theories, and practices in public, private, and non-profit organizations of policy-making, strategy, planning, budgeting, and various implementing systems. The case study method integrated with a contingency approach to management. This course should be taken after most of the MBA core courses have been completed. (Pre-requisites: BUS 750, BUS 777, MAN 700, ACC 770, FIN 751, and BUS 775.)
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A comprehensive overview of market analysis for new and on-going products and services. Competition, innovation, and the integrated organization of marketing and sales. A computer marketing simulation is utilized.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides an introduction to the international business environment and the practices of multinational corporations in functional areas such as strategic planning, foreign investment, international marketing, logistics, financial management, taxation, human resource management, etc.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides an introductory framework to understand the structure and dynamics of Data Analytics for Business in relation to Descriptive, Diagnostic, Predictive, and Prescriptive Analytics through the use of data, quantitative mathematical and statistical models, and information technology software and applications. Graduate students will apply Data Analytics for Business tools to help decision makers gain improved insights about their business operations; and therefore to support them to make better, rational, fact-based, and data-driven business decisions.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Acquisition of capital and debt, long-range and annual budgeting, budget management, cash flow management, short-term debt financing, interfacing with operation functions. Pre-requisites: ACC 530, BUS 532, and BUS 724, or have come in with 6 hours of undergraduate accounting courses, 6 hours of undergraduate economics courses, and 6 hours of undergraduate statistics courses)
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides a micro-perspective on organizations within the context of motivation, leadership, communication, interpersonal relations and group dynamics. Students will be encouraged to apply theoretical material to case studies and their own organizations.
You must take the following courses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces students to the principles of sports marketing and the application of these principles to sports and sports related organizations. The primary focus of the course is on planning, with additional emphasis on promotions management. This course includes presentations by guest lecturers, instructor's lectures, and student's presentations and is conducted in discussion format.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Included within this course are the elements which shape the planning and construction of sports facilities and the issues and problems involved in facility and event management, including marketing, production, personnel, and budget. Students may also participate in the management of events. This course also includes visits to local facilities.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to introduce students to the factors influencing sport socialization and psychology. Students will be provided with an extensive foundational experience in understanding the relationship between sport and the psychological contexts in which they exist. Topics for research will include, but are not limited to, the effects of personality, anxiety, motivation, and concentration as they relate to athletic peak performance.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This required course provides the student with a background and understanding of the court and legal system in America and how law is used by, and applied to, athletes and athletics in America. Some of the major legal problems and issues confronting the sports administrator covered are: contracts, due process, defamation, actions against professional, college, secondary school and community programs; actions involving safety procedures; antitrust; collective bargaining and arbitration; and risk management. (This course is web enhanced)
The following courses may be required based on a review of transcripts.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An intensive study of accounting principles and practices for those with no previous background in accounting. The collection, reporting and interpretation of the financial data of a modern business firm is emphasized.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An overview of basic probability and statistical techniques, to provide a foundation in the use of statistical methodologies, and the interpretation of the findings in analyzing business data.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The purpose of this course is to provide the foundation for understanding accounting, economics, statistics and case study analysis. The development of the aforementioned basic skills occurs within a business organization context and recognizes previously completed courses as well as experiential learning.
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