Sports Administration

Northwestern University

M.A. On Campus Online
12 months
41448 USD/year
41448 USD/year
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The Sports Administration program of Northwestern University is for students interested in starting or advancing their career in the business of sports, they can build the skills you need in Northwestern's Master of Arts in Sports Administration (MSA) program.


The Sports Administration program of Northwestern University has classes that are taught by faculty members who share their insights and practical knowledge based on extensive professional experience in sports. The program offers access to team executives and professionals in areas such as operations, marketing, and sponsorship in collegiate, professional, and amateur athletics. The curriculum offers a wide range of electives to enable you to focus on your areas of interest. An optional sports analytics specialization is also available.

An interdisciplinary professional program, MSA graduates will possess the knowledge, skills and aptitude to:

  • Lead enterprising sports organizations within an evolving environment
  • Synthesize data to support evidence based decision making
  • Evaluate revenue streams and risk mitigation
  • Create effective business plans to set strategic direction of a sports entity

Career paths

Only a tiny fraction of people will ever join the professional ranks as players, coaches or top executives, but jobs connected to sports marketing and administration will continue to grow, a result of demographics and the increasing demand for sophisticated organizations that specialize in youth sports. Those with appropriately rigorous education in the field will likely find significant professional opportunity.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sports Research Methods
  • Sports Marketing
  • Organization of Sports
  • Sports Business
  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Sports Public Relations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the online application
  • Submit a nonrefundable application fee of $75
  • One sealed copy of official transcripts from ALL previously attended colleges and universities
  • Two letters of recommendation focusing on academic achievement and ability
  • Statement of purpose
  • A writing sample
  • Current résumé or curriculum vitae
  • English Language Proficiency (international students)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41448 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41448 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    41448 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41448 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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Sports Administration
Northwestern University


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