Shorter University’s accelerated online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is offered 100% online and can be completed in as little as 12 months. A concentration in sport management is available for those who are interested in the business side of sports. This program, in addition to the standard MBA curriculum, gives students sports-specific fundamentals in areas such as marketing, finance, human resources and more.
An MBA is one of the most universally popular and recognized business degree programs available. The sport management concentration is designed for individuals who wish to pursue or advance their career in the sport management or administration industries. The curriculum includes a combination of courses related to both business and the sports industry. Courses cover real-world topics like research methods, sports marketing, event management and sports operations to prepare students for careers related to the business of sports.
Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Sport Management graduates can seek advanced employment in the highly competitive sports industry. The sports market is an approximately $700 billion industry in the United States, with the greater Atlanta area consistently ranked as a top 10 market in the country for sports. Graduates of Shorter University’s Online MBA Program are qualified for leadership careers related to administration, management, sports tourism, coaching, marketing, sales, community relations, industry research and finance for professional, collegiate and nonprofit sports organizations.
To be eligible for admission to Shorter University’s MBA, with emphasis in Sport Management program, students must meet the following admission requirements, evidenced by submitting the following documents in an admission portfolio for evaluation:
- A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 hours attempted.
- Official transcripts from all institutions attended.
- Demonstration of the ability to perform graduate work in the areas of Accounting, Economics and Statistics. This can be demonstrated by satisfactory completion undergraduate courses.
- Candidates with an insufficient undergraduate GPA may submit the results from the GMAT to bolster their application. For those students who submit the GMAT, the following formula shall apply: GPA x 200 points + total GMAT score must be at least 1,000 points.
- A current resume documenting at least three years of relevant full-time work experience.
- Two letters of recommendation from employers, instructors or others in a position to evaluate the applicant’s ability to handle graduate work in business administration.
- A personal statement of objectives emphasizing how the completion of the MBA degree would affect the applicant’s professional performance and career goals.
- The applicant may include any additional supporting documents that would help the admissions committee in determining the potential success of the applicant.
Final acceptance into the program will be at the discretion of the Graduate Admissions Committee and its assessment of the candidate’s potential to complete the program.
MBA: SPORT MANAGEMENT COURSES
BUS 5000: Introduction to Graduate Studies (1 credit)
ACC 5600: Managerial Accounting (3 credits)
BUS 5210: Quantitative Business Research Methods (3 credits)
BUS 6750: International Business Management (3 credits)
ECO 5500: Managerial Economics (3 credits)
MKT 6920: Marketing Management (3 credits)
SPM 5100: Business of Sport (3 credits)
SPM 5200: Risk Management in Sport (3 credits)
SPM 5300: Leadership & Administration in Sport (3 credits)
SPM 5400: Sport Marketing (3 credits)
SPM 5500: Sport Operations & Event Management (3 credits)
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS IN DEGREE: 31