Online Sports Management MBA

Reflecting on Your Online Sports Management MBA Become an athletics manager at the intercollegiate or professional level with an online sports management MBA. In this set of courses, you’ll apply the leadership and financial skills that the Lynn online MBA program offers to the management of sports and fitness organizations.

While pursuing an online sports management MBA, you’ll learn to create an optimal environment for interpersonal and business growth while examining the issues that affect the future of the industry. You’ll also gain practice applying management theory and practical techniques to the real world challenges of organizing a successful athletic department through the specialization’s internship requirement. This specialization offers a focused, useful set of skills to become invaluable assets at any level of the sports administration field, whether collegiate, professional, or recreational.

The coursework covers diverse concerns specific to sports management, such as:

  • Title IX compliance
  • Scholarships
  • Athlete salary
  • Recruiting policies
  • Facility management
  • Public relations

Graduates of this specialization can apply their skills in the following areas:

  • Professional sports team administration
  • Sports and fitness marketing
  • Private and public health club management
  • Sports stadium administration

To earn an online sports management MBA, students must complete the following courses (in addition to the core curriculum):

  • SAM 530 – Sports Administration*
  • SAM 535 – Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics and Professional Sports
  • SAM 680 – Beginning Internship in Sports and Athletics Administration or
  • SAM 681 – Advanced Internship in Sports and Athletics Administration

*Sports and Athletics Administration students may substitute SAM 530: Sports Administration for the general requirement MBA 605: Managing Human Resources (with program coordinator approval).

Note: Students of the Sports and Athletics Administration specialization may substitute SAM 630: Legal Aspects of Athletics for the general requirement MBA 610: Legal, Ethical, and Social Issues of Business (with program coordinator approval).

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