Master of Business Administration

Sports and Athletics Administration

Earning your MBA at Lynn will get you more than just a graduate-level business degree.

Yes, you’ll gain the business and management skills that an MBA assumes—but you’ll also gain an added specialization in the area of your choice.

The specialization in sports and athletics administration will add to the management skills you’ve already gained through your personal experience and undergraduate studies. You’ll take detailed courses that investigate advanced administrative situations, including evaluating athletics teams, creating business plans and buying/selling teams. You’ll spend time considering ethical and legal issues of collegiate and professional sports. Plus, you’ll participate in a sports internship that will provide more than just a valuable hands-on education—it will help you network within the field, too.

The global exposure you’ll gain at Lynn will be a great addition to your education and experience, too. About 25% of our students are international, from countries outside of the U.S. In a career field like this one, having experience with various cultures and nationalities can be a big benefit when it comes to cross-cultural interactions.

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It is possible to complete this degree entirely online. Learn more.

Career Opportunities

Your new degree will give you access to impressive career opportunities—many more than we could ever hope to list. Still, we’ve created this short sampling of careers you might pursue starting with this degree:

  • Professional sports: general manager, marketing officer, media relations or sales specialist
  • Collegiate sports: athletic director, NCAA compliance official
  • Sporting events: operations or ad activation manager
  • Coaching: team coach, trainer, player development scout
  • Player representation: sports or marketing agent
  • Stadiums: facility manager, public relations officer

We’re happy to help you set and reach your career goals. At Lynn, all students enjoy free career planning services.


All MBA students will complete a series of seven foundational courses that provide a knowledge of business and management with topics in marketing, human resources and financial accountability.

Courses specific to the specialization in sports and athletics administration include Issues in Intercollegiate and Professional Sports and Sports Administration.

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Last modified: Feb. 27, 2014