Sport Management

University of Wisconsin-Parkside

M.Sc. On Campus Online
18 months
18745 USD/year
18745 USD/year
9151 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Equip yourself with advanced level competencies to successfully manage the varied positions, duties, and responsibilities within the sports entertainment industry. At the Sport Management program of University of Wisconsin-Parkside, you will receive highly personal academic and career advising. You will also be connected to a network of successful alumni working in the industry.


The program is designed to be as flexible as possible, which allows you to complete it on your timetable.

The Sport Management program of University of Wisconsin-Parkside is designed to prepare you for success in a wide variety of careers at all levels of the industry including professional, college, high school, nonprofit, and amateur sports.

The 33-credit program was explicitly designed to meet the needs of today’s students. Our classes are offered mainly at night. But we also have day, online, and distance classes to ensure flexibility as you attempt to balance personal and professional goals and needs. You can begin any semester that is convenient for you - no need to wait for fall or a cohort to fill up.

Unlike many sport management programs, virtually the entire UW-Parkside MSSM program is taught by full-time faculty with decades of combined industry experience. A combination of small class sizes and direct access to instructors creates an excellent environment for your success.

The UW-Parkside MSSM program combines all of the aforementioned benefits with an affordability that is virtually unmatched in the Midwest. The cost per credit for completing the MSSM program is substantially lower than our regional competitors, which allows you to pursue your career goals at a much lower overall cost.

Where can I work with a Sport Management Degree?

Working in the sports industry is a dream for many. Today’s sports organizations are looking for highly-skilled employees who can quickly adapt to the exciting and fast-paced sports profession.  Professional sports is just one avenue for your Sport Management degree. Upon earning your degree, you will have tangible skills that will translate into several levels of sport including the major leagues, minor leagues, collegiate athletics, sport governing bodies, sports media, other nonprofit entities, park districts, and sports complexes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sports Research and Analysis Methodology
  • Amateur Sports Governance and Administration
  • Professional Sports Governance and Administration
  • Sports Law
  • Ethical Issues and Leadership in Sports
  • Social and International Issues in 21st Century Sports

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




33 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

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

  • A minimum 3.0 overall grade point average and an undergraduate degree in sport management/administration or a business-related major will be given preference for admission
  • A completed online Application
  • If applicant’s native language is not English then a TOEFL score must be obtained
  • A Sponsorship Statement Form documenting support for one year of study
  • Original bank statement or bank letter documenting sufficient funds for one year of study
  • Official transcripts from all secondary schools, colleges and universities attended
  • To receive transfer credits from a foreign university, a prospective student must have their transcripts evaluated through one of the recommended companies: ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators), WES (World Education Services), One Earth International Credit Evaluators
  • Finally, potential graduate students must purchase the “Catalog Match Request” to ensure transferability of coursework

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18745 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18745 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    18745 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18745 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • In-State

    9151 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9151 USD per year and a duration of 18 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.

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Sport Management
University of Wisconsin-Parkside


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