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Master of Science in Sport Business

The Master of Science in Sport Business prepares students to elevate their game, taking on the unique challenges that professionals face in the ever evolving multi-billion-dollar global sport management field.

From planning and design to implementation and evaluation of sport programs, the courses in the curriculum and hands-on experiential learning approach prepare students to develop the specific skills needed to excel in a wide range of careers in the sport management industry. This program seamlessly integrates sports application of compliance, marketing, finance and business analytics.

This MS in Sport Business program provides students with opportunities to:

  • Utilize economic analysis and the latest technology to study sports markets, league organization, the finance of sport and more.
  • Develop the ability to plan, design, implement and evaluate sport .
  • Explore human resources, policy development and the management functions necessary for the effective management of sport organizations.
  • Develop an understanding of the legal standards, principles and practices within the world of sports.

For athletic administrators, the program focuses on the sport industry through the lens of college sports, preparing students to manage and understand the forces in collegiate athletics.

For those interested in the business side of sports, this program takes a larger look at the industry, preparing students for management positions in the field.

Top Ranked Programs

Drexel LeBow's Online Masters programs are ranked in the top 20% of online business programs by U.S. News & World Report (2024).

Powerful Partnerships and Industry Connections

Partnerships with the sport industry give students unique exposure to all major and minor league sports, intercollegiate athletics, the sports media industry and international sport organizations.

Real-World Experiences for Real-World Impact

Consulting projects, guest speakers and other engagements help students learn from companies such as Athletifreak, Yellowdig and more.

Fully Online Program

Students can pursue this degree fully online on their own schedule from anywhere, leaving them more time to commit to their career and personal life.

MS in Sport Business Curriculum

LeBow’s sport business curriculum provides comprehensive insight into strategies related to professional and collegiate sport management. The degree offers both core business and elective courses, which allow students to tailor the program to their career goals. The average time of completion in the part-time program is 24 to 36 months.

Learn more about this program in the Drexel Catalog
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Experiential Learning for Graduate Students

A practical, hands-on approach is embedded into graduate programs at LeBow, integrating experiential learning across all components of the student experience. Research-driven consulting projects, industry speakers, competitions and other engagements allow students to learn from companies such as National Lacrosse League, GF Sports and Entertainment and more.

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More Ways to Study Sport Business

Related Graduate Sport Business Minors

Graduate minors highlight Drexel’s collaborative and interdisciplinary spirit by allowing students to take interrelated graduate-level courses outside of their major graduate program. Students can enrich their graduate studies in sport management with supplemental knowledge and skills that provide additional professional expertise and focus.

Examples of minors that may benefit MS in Sport Business students include:

  • Business Analytics
  • Marketing
  • Digital Media
  • Communications

Explore graduate minors in the Drexel Catalog

Dual Degrees

While earning an MS in Sport Business, students can also choose to pursue another LeBow graduate degree enabling them to expand their skillsets in two areas and tailor their education to their specific career goals. The College offers the ability to share up to 15 credits between two of its degree programs allowing students to maximize their time and financial investment.

Examples of degrees that pair well with the MS in Sport Business include:

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Career Outcomes and Support

With top-notch service, resources and programming through Drexel LeBow’s Office of Graduate Career Services, students, alumni and partners are empowered with the tools and knowledge to successfully navigate today’s job market and achieve their career goals.

The online MS in Sport Business program prepares graduates for a wide range of sport-related professions.

While earning your MS or MBA degree, after graduation or even years later, the LeBow Graduate Career Services team offers career coaching and more.

Campus and Facilities

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Our 12-story, 177,500-square-foot home, Gerri C. LeBow Hall, is at the heart of the Drexel University campus, which is located in Philadelphia’s University City neighborhood, home to the city’s vibrant research and technology corridor.

Being located in Philadelphia, and within a short distance of New York and Washington D.C. means Drexel LeBow students have access, not just to our 1700+ industry partners but also to a wealth of experience from leaders in the business, research and governmental fields.

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