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What Is an MS in Sport Administration?

A passion for sports and an interest in business can lead to a promising career, even if you never step onto a field or court. A Master of Science in Sport Administration can prepare both casual and serious fans for a rewarding career in athletics.

Sport administration refers to a variety of careers in the sports industry, from working for nationally recognized teams to running country clubs to managing recreation centers. So what does earning a graduate degree in sport administration entail?

Degree Overview

Most programs cover a number of important topics to prepare students for a variety of responsibilities. As a business degree, the MS in Sport Administration requires coursework in law, communication, marketing, leadership, finance and other subjects that working administrators rely upon every day in the field. In addition, students study logistical and administrative strategies in both collegiate and professional sports, as well as park management, recreational direction and leisure sports.

What to Expect in an Online Degree Program

Online degree programs offer a number of benefits. Arkansas State’s Online MS in Sport Administration allows students to access coursework and online resources when it is most convenient. Further, some online programs require as few as 12 months for completion, significantly reducing the time it takes to earn the degree. Online study accommodates students’ personal and professional schedules, so students can continue working while they earn their degrees.

In addition to convenient scheduling, online study also involves plenty of interaction with professors and other students; video conferencing, discussion boards, chat software and other resources bring the campus to any internet connection. Further, program faculty offer valuable, real-world experience in highly organized courses. Easy navigation and clear direction mean students know what their professors expect and when they expect it.

For anyone interested in a career in sports management, from professional to recreational, a graduate degree in sport administration offers a competitive advantage; with strong backgrounds in sport finance, marketing, communication and ethics, graduates make attractive candidates to teams, clubs and other athletic organizations.

Learn more about the A-State online MS in Sport Administration program.


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