Become an athletics manager at the intercollegiate or professional level with a 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 604 – Management of Sports Business
  • SAM 535 – Issues in Intercollegiate and Professional Sports
  • SAM 630 – Legal Aspects of Athletics

MBA Foundation Courses

  • Graduate Orientation Seminar
  • Leadership and Management of Organizations
  • Marketing Management in a Global Economy
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Operations Management
  • Strategic Management Seminar

Reasons to Pursue a One-Year Online MBA

Some schools, like Lynn University, have taken the same principle and applied it to their online course offerings. There are a number of reasons why a one-year online MBA presents an incredibly convenient way to earn a professional credential still integral to career expansion in many industries.


A one-year online MBA makes it possible to pursue an advanced degree from the comfort of your own home, and with a schedule that suits your life.

Accelerated Pace

Since the program can be completed in one year, it means even less time before you can start enjoying the benefits of a new credential and exploring new career opportunities.

Work Full-time

Without the need to commute to campus or attend classes at a scheduled time, students can create a schedule that allows them to account for both their personal and professional life, maintaining their current job.

Tuition Savings

While online education is sometimes a more affordable alternative to on-campus, students who pursue a one-year MBA online can benefit from even further reduced tuition over traditional programs.

Lynn University Online MBA

Lynn University is one of the schools at the vanguard of this new structure, offering a one-year online MBA that can be completed entirely off-campus at an affordable tuition rate.

Program taught in:
  • English
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Last updated April 2, 2019
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