MBA - MS in Sports Management

West Virginia University - College of Business and Economics

Program Description
AACSB Accredited

MBA - MS in Sports Management

West Virginia University - College of Business and Economics

West Virginia University's College of Business and Economics is proud to offer six MBA dual degree programs. The MBA can be paired with an MS in Human Resources and Industrial Relations, MS in Sports Management or an MS in Finance. By coordinating the plans of study students are able to complete two masters degrees within two years.

Students will earn both degrees at the end of the two years since some program curriculum spans both years. Typically, the dual degree program will begin in mid-June with a focus on the MBA during the first year and focus on the second degree in the second year.

In order to participate in the dual degree program, application must be made to both programs separately. Students must satisfy admission requirements of both programs and be admitted to both to participate in a dual degree program.

WVU's Top-Ranked MBA Program

West Virginia University’s 14-month accelerated Full-Time MBA program was recently ranked among theTop 100 in the nation byU.S. News & World Report. It is ideal for someone seeking to enhance job opportunities or change careers. Whether your background is in liberal arts, the sciences or business, WVU has a place for you.

The College of Business and Economics firmly believes in the global perspective. In joining WVU's MBA program, you will gain a classroom experience enriched by teamwork with students from across the world - 44% of our current MBA class is comprised of international students from three continents. Additionally, all domestic MBA students participate in a ten-day international trip in Europe or Asia as part of the coursework.

Accredited and Affordable

WVU’s MBA program is accredited by AACSB International, the principal accrediting organization for business schools. Only 5% of business schools worldwide achieve this distinction. WVU’s MBA program is one of the most affordable programs in West Virginia and the country. We offer competitive tuition waivers and scholarships along with subsidizing the cost of the required international trip that you will pursue as part of your program. Students have two options for completing a master's degree in sport management:

  • On-Campus
  • Distance-Learning


The graduate on-campus sport management program requiresthirty-six credit hours including a six-hour internship. In addition to the required sport management classes, candidates have the ability to take elective classes in management, marketing, advertising, journalism and public relations. This program can be completed in one or two years. The unique curriculum features courses that provide "real-world" training in Athletic Compliance, Sport Finance, and a one-of-a-kind ESPN Sports Poll class. The Program provides students with marketing research and data mining consultant experiences.

Dual Degree

A dual degree track option also exists between on-campus sport management master's degree program and the M.B.A. program in the College of Business and Economics. This requires two years to complete, as credits are used from each program to support the other. Students interested in the dual degree program must complete the online applications for admission to both the Sport Management Program (fall admission only) and the M.B.A. program(summer admission) and be admitted separately to both programs.

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Last updated November 2, 2015
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Sept., 2016
1 - 2 years
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Start date Sept., 2016
USA Morgantown, West Virginia
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