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Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Sports Administration Online

Based on well-developed programs in sports management at St. Thomas University, this highly respected program develops a strong foundation of business knowledge while examining how the worlds of business and sports interact.

Program Overview

Get to Know Our 100% Online MBA in Sports Administration

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.

$19,440* Total Tuition

as few as 12 months Program Duration

36-45 Credit Hours

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 finish your business master's degree in as few as 12 months. Gain a comprehensive background to transition to a career in sports information, public relations, media relations, facility management, sports marketing and 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.



Pay for Your Degree by the Course

Tuition for the MBA – Sports Administration online degree program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students and can be paid by the course. Foundation courses (if needed) are $515 per credit hour. The program consists of 12 courses for a total of 36 credit hours. Each course has a technology fee as noted in the below table. The total tuition shown is inclusive of the fees.

Tuition Per Credit Hour Technology Fee Per Course Program Tuition
Tuition $515 $75 $19,440*

*Tuition costs are subject to change at any time.



Our Application Deadlines and Course Schedules

The MBA – 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.

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline
Spring 1 2022 01/08/22 12/17/21 12/21/21 12/28/21 01/03/22
Spring 2 2022 03/12/22 02/28/22 03/03/22 03/04/22 03/07/22
Summer 1 2022 05/14/22 05/02/22 05/05/22 05/06/22 05/09/22
Summer 2 2022 06/25/22 06/13/22 06/16/22 06/17/22 06/20/22


Qualifications for Our Online MBA in Sports Administration Program

Our very reasonable admission requirements allow students from diverse backgrounds greater access to the MBA – Sports Administration online program. You must hold an undergraduate degree and submit transcripts from all institutions previously attended, along with a resume.

MBA 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].



Read About Our MBA in Sports Administration Online Classes

The MBA – 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.

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You must take the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An analysis of accounting information for the purpose of planning, controlling and decision making. Emphasis on financial statement analysis, cash flow statements, cost analysis, budgeting, and control techniques. Case study method is emphasized.

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 is generally taken after most of the MBA core courses have been completed.

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.

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.

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.

You must take the following courses.

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.)

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

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 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, instructors, and students and is conducted in discussion format.

The following courses may be required based on a review of transcripts.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is 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

This course provides 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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