Turn your passion into a profession
Earn your MBA in sports management at Lynn University and get hands-on education with incredible internship and networking opportunities.
As a student of the sports management program at Lynn, you’ll work with faculty on one-of-a-kind projects with some of the biggest names in sports, including NCAA, X Games, NASCAR, NFL, MLB and more. Plus, you’ll gain the advanced business and management skills needed for a variety of managerial and directorial sports management careers.
This MBA program is also available completely online, which offers flexibility for those with work and family obligations.
What you’ll learn in the MBA in sports management program
- Advanced marketing, law, sales, media relations, event operations and league governance skills
- Business plan creation and buying and selling of teams
- Ethical and legal issues of collegiate and professional sports
Working full time? Have family obligations? Earn your MBA completely online and get the flexibility you need.
Learning doesn’t get more innovative than this.
At Lynn University, we embrace technology by encouraging our students to engage with course content through iPads, and our professors can develop custom course materials.
Sports management curriculum
This sports management program provides you with advanced business and management skills with a specialization in sports management. You’ll study with professors who will work with you to find your particular interests so that your coursework, electives and internships reflect your passions. The MBA in sports management program can be completed online, on campus or both.
Graduates must complete a total of 36 credits in the following categories:
- 18 MBA foundational credits
- 9 elective credits
- 9 specialization credits
SAM 604 Management or Sports Business
Learn the application of management theory and practice to sports administration. Emphasis is placed on organizing, structuring and maintaining a successful department. Day-to-day operations reviewed along with facility management, fiscal and budgetary aspects, personnel selection and supervision, public relations, and office management.
SAM 630 Legal Aspects of Athletics
Gain a general overview of the fundamentals of sports law. Emphasis is placed on those areas of sports law that impinge on the daily business routines of lawyers and sports professionals. Topics include school, coach and medical liability, as well as liability, injuries, warnings, waivers, contracts, and discrimination.
SAM Issues in Intercollegiate and Professional Sports
Explore critical issues of national interest in both collegiate and professional sports: Title IX, Gender Equity, scholarships and payment of athletes, recruiting policies, professional agents, and other current matters of prime importance in the field.
Sports management careers
This sports management program can take you to the next level in your current position, or help you attain your dream job. With an MBA in sports management, you can pursue specialist, manager and director roles in a variety of different sports management careers, including:
- Sports manager
- General manager
- Athletic director
- Player development scout
- Team coach
- Sales specialist
- Marketing agent
- Sports agent
Lynn’s sports management program provides you with incredible internship opportunities, so that you graduate with a solid foundation in the world of sports management. Our alumni have landed assignments and jobs with various sports teams, sports facilities, major media companies, NCAA Division I athletics and sports organizations. With the MBA in sports management from Lynn, graduates are eligible to work in industries, such as:
- Professional sports
- Collegiate sports
- Sports events operations