MBA in Sports Management Program Overview

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Getting Your MBA Will Make a Difference in Your Sports Career

The sports industry is a competitive field, with hundreds of resumes flooding employers every time they post a new opportunity. Getting hired for the job you want, instead of just the job you need, can be a frustrating experience.

Concordia University Chicago has designed an MBA program with a specialization in sports management, the ideal degree for someone who wants to reach the highest peaks of the sports industry.

Our MBA program with a specialization in sports management is as ambitious as you are:

  • Our courses are all online, allowing you to continue working while you learn
  • Courses include audio chats with sports and business mentors
  • All faculty are experienced practitioners, bringing expertise to the classroom

The MBA program we’ve created has a strong backbone in advanced business management while offering specialized sports courses covering topics like Sports Finance, Economics of Sports, Sports Law Essentials and more.

This degree is a 48 credit program.


Program Features

  • All courses are 100% online, no campus visit required
  • 48 credits required for completion
  • MBA Sports Management Program begins three times annually: fall, spring, summer
  • Affordable tuition is guaranteed throughout the entire program
  • Small cohort/class sizes, 10-18 students
  • Regionally accredited institution qualified to offer federal financial aid to students
  • $710 per credit hour

Admissions Requirements

  • A conferred bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or an equivalent non-U.S. degree.
  • To be considered for Full Admission, candidates will present a cumulative grade point average above 2.85 or will have earned a master’s degree with a 3.0 GPA or higher.
  • To be considered for Provisional Admission candidates will present credentials that generally satisfy full admission requirements, but need to satisfy additional admission requirements such as special program prerequisites. All admission requirements must be satisfied by the end of the candidate’s first semester of enrollment to continue in the program. Provisional Admission is only available to U.S. residents and citizens.
  • To be considered for Probationary Admission, one or more of the following special conditions may exist: 1) a cumulative GPA between 2.25 and 2.84 (on a 4.0 scale); 2) holding a master’s degree with a cumulative GPA below 3.0; and/or 3) credentials/documents that raise cause for reservation for admission. Students admitted on probationary status must earn a 3.0 GPA in graduate course work within their first semester of enrollment to continue in the program.

Required Documentation

  • Application for admission: Apply online
  • Objective Statement: Provide information on your future educational goals and/or objectives and their relationship to pursuing graduate work at Concordia University Chicago.
  • Transcripts: Provide one official, sealed transcript from each institution through which a degree was earned.
  • International Transcripts: Any foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a Concordia-approved international credentialing service, such as WES (World Education Services) or ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators).
  • Two letters of recommendation. Letters should be from individuals able to comment on the applicant’s academic proficiency, personal character and competence and effectiveness in professional work.
  • All documents should be submitted to:
    Concordia University Chicago
    Office of Graduate Admissions
    Addison Hall, 158
    7400 Augusta Street
    River Forest, Illinois 60305-1499
  • Application documents for the MBA Sports Management program may also be emailed to grad.admission@CUChicago.edu or faxed to (708) 209-3454.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

calendarNext Start Date: May 6, 2020

timeCourse Length: 8 weeks

computerDelivery Format: 100% Online

application Deadline: April 27, 2020

MBA Sports Management Curriculum

Summer 2018
1st (8 weeks) MBAC6000 Managing & Leading Effective Organizations   ONLINE
MBAC6100 Global Marketing in the Digital Era   ONLINE
EDU6015 Seminar in Higher Education* TBD TBD
2nd (8 weeks) MBAC6050 Ethics, Law & Communication in Decision Making ONLINE
MBAC6150 Organizational Behavior ONLINE
Fall 2018
1st (8 weeks) MBAC6200 Economics for Managers ONLINE
MBAC6300 Accounting for Decision Making ONLINE
2nd (8 weeks) MBAC6250 Strategy for Innovation & Entrepreneurship ONLINE
MBAC6350 Managing Human Capital ONLINE
Spring 2019
1st (8 weeks) MBAC6400 Statistics Applied to Managerial Problems ONLINE
MBAC6500 Global Management ONLINE
2nd (8 weeks) MBAC6450 Financial Management ONLINE
MBAC6990 Capstone Course ONLINE
Each course is 3 credit hours unless otherwise noted.
Degrees are conferred in December* and May. *for Summer and Fall completion

*International students pursuing a Master’s degree at Concordia University Chicago are required to take the Seminar in Higher Education in addition to the courses required for their degree program. The Seminar is a 3-credit course taken during the student’s first semester as an enrolled student. This course will serve as an introduction to the U.S. based higher education learning environment. Students will work to develop academic language, graduate level study skills and gain essential support with cultural & institutional acclimatization.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

calendarNext Start Date: May 6, 2020

timeCourse Length: 8 weeks

computerDelivery Format: 100% Online

applicationApplication Deadline: April 27, 2020

MBA Sports Management Tuition & Fees
Our tuition is reasonable and will not change over time.

In business, we often use the term ROI (Return On Investment), to quantify the impact of a purchase or expenditure. ROI is an applicable term here because your education is exactly the type of investment that you want to see a high return on!

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2011, the median amount earned for adults ages 25-34 working full-time, year-round, with a master's degree or higher was $59,200, compared to just $44,970 for individuals with a bachelor's degree.

That's a good start, but let's take this equation one step further.

To acquire a master's degree, and that aforementioned higher salary, requires a monetary investment that on average is between $1,000-$7,000 per credit hour. But at Concordia University Chicago, our master's program is just $710 per credit hour – a huge savings! As an accredited university, federal financial aid is also available for those in need.

A master's degree will help you make more money in your career, and a masters at Concordia University Chicago is more affordable than the national average…now that is a positive ROI!

(Congrats on completing your first business lesson!)

MBA Sports Management Cost
Tuition (Per Credit Hour) $710
Technology Fee (Per Credit Hour) $15
Books (Approximate) $800
TOTAL $34,080

PROGRAM INFORMATION

calendar Start Date: May 6, 2020

timeCourse Length: 8 weeks

computerDelivery Format: 100% Online

applicationApplication Deadline: April 27, 2020

What Can You Do With a MBA in Sports Management?
The Sports Industry Needs More Business Leaders – You Can Fill That Need

With over 15,000 graduates from over 162 countries, SMWW has graduates actively working in every major league around the globe. By enrolling in the MBA with sports management specialization degree program, you become a part of this vast network.

We develop well-rounded students, with a wide range of careers they can pursue after graduation including:

  • Player Personnel
  • Sports Analytics
  • Operations
  • Media, PR, and Communications
  • Community Relations
  • Front Office Management
  • Sports Marketing
  • Sports Agent
  • Athletic Director
  • Sports Information Director
  • Compliance Officer
  • Game Day Operations Director
  • NCAA Academic Advisor
  • Director of Ticket Operations
  • Director of Fundraising and Development
  • Coach
  • Professor of Sports Management
  • Fan & Event Management
  • Scout

Combining SMWW Sports Management Specialization courses with Concordia’s MBA program will give you the skills and knowledge to jumpstart your career in sports.

Whether you just want to further your career or you are interested in a dynamic sports career in collegiate or professional sports you will love our MBA with sports management specialization degree program.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

calendarNext Start Date: May 6, 2020

timeCourse Length: 8 weeks

computerDelivery Format: 100% Online

applicationApplication Deadline: April 27, 2020

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