Master of Arts in Sports Leadership

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Master of Arts in Sports Leadership Program

Do you want to be a leader in the growing sports world? Qualified professionals with sports-specific business and leadership experience are in high demand. The online Master of Arts in Sports Leadership degree will help you assess your leadership style and provide you the analytical skills needed to oversee marketing, finance, and other business areas to effectively lead a sports organization or team. A Sports Leadership degree prepares you to apply business, coaching and leadership principles to effectively manage athletic programs teams, fitness/rehabilitation facilities, health clubs, sport recreation services, and other related services.

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Specialized sports leadership courses examine the business and social issues that are vital to sports leadership. The core leadership course provides you with the foundation to hone your leadership abilities so you can inspire, develop, and motivate people. The Master of Arts in Sports Leadership is a 36-hour degree. Courses are delivered in an online, 8-week format.

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No GMAT and No Prerequisites

Our Master of Arts in Sports Leadership degree is open to graduates of any discipline. 

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Flexible, Yet Connected Degree

Our courses are 100% online. However, our faculty are committed to mentorship and coaching and want to build relationships with students that go beyond the virtual classroom.


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12.6% Job Growth

Since 2010, jobs across sports-related industries are up 12.6% according to Forbes. 

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Forward Thinking Curriculum

The courses explore areas such as diversity and inclusion, evidence-based decision making, innovative training and development, and leadership coaching. 

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A username and password will be generated and sent to the email you provide. You will have 30 days to complete the online application. In order to submit the application, you will need to submit additional items depending on your program.

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