The MS program in Sport Management prepares students to become marketable professionals within the dynamic and exciting sport industry.
Students have two program tracks from which to choose:
1) Comprehensive Sport Industry Management
2) Interscholastic Athletic Administration
Both tracks culminate in a Master’s of Science in Sport Management degree. Students explore the latest research, identify best practices, develop practical skills in sport-related business management and collaborate with highly qualified experts in the academy and leaders within the sport industry. Program graduates obtain immediate consideration for career advancement while some continue to pursue further education in sport management at the doctoral level.
Areas of EmphasisFully online beginning summer 2019
Comprehensive Sport Industry Management
This 30 credit hour master’s program is designed for working sport management professionals or those seeking initial access to the field. Becoming a part of the WVU Mountaineer family offers the opportunity to build professional networks and advance in your career. Our faculty are internationally recognized with diverse research interests and experiences. Graduates work across all sectors of the sport industry, including youth sport, collegiate and professional athletics, in either an introductory or advanced position within the job market.
This fully online format provides flexibility for students to complete their courses while balancing demanding schedules. Tuition is offered at the in-state rate for all students to increase affordability and access. Currently students must start this program in the Summer session.
Interscholastic Athletic Administration
This 30 credit hour master’s degree program is designed for those individuals who are either currently working or would like to work as athletic directors or faculty managers at the middle or high school level. Students learn the roles, responsibilities, challenges and opportunities associated with a career in sport management, particularly within interscholastic athletic administration. The program provides students with the educational experiences necessary to qualify them to sit for the certification exam (CAA) administered by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administration Association (NIAAA).
This fully online format allows students to complete their courses from home using mobile learning technology via a well-established academic portal. This program is ideal for professionals with demanding schedules who need to balance work and family while continuing their education. Starting August of 2019, students will be able to complete the degree in as little as 12 months. Tuition is offered at the in-state rate for all students to increase affordability and access. Students can start this focus area during any term (spring, summer or fall).