12 months
28560 USD/year
28560 USD/year
18456 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Sport Management program of the University of Minnesota is a practitioner-oriented, graduate-level program designed to prepare students for advanced study or careers in sport administration, sport management, or sport and fitness related professions.


Required courses will provide students with a well-balanced perspective of the industry; elective courses allow students to focus on topics they find applicable and interesting related to the sport and physical activity industry. Students will have the opportunity to participate in coursework, independent study, internships, workshops, and professional site-based experiences.

We also offer a dual degree option, partnering with Jiao Tong University (SJTU) in China.

Career exploration/opportunity

The Sport Management program of the University of Minnesota prepares students to work in leadership and management roles with intramural and community athletic programs, university and college sports programs, and amateur and professional athletic leagues.

Sport management careers often take place behind the scenes. Possible careers are:

  • Athletic director
  • Development director
  • Marketing and social media manager for sports-related company
  • Event marketing associate for sports company
  • Athletic communications director
  • Facilities manager
  • Fitness club manager
  • Public and community relations executive
  • Fan experience manager

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sport Finance 
  • Sport Management Ethics and Policy 
  • Programming and Promotion in Sport
  • Organization and Management of Physical Education and Sport 
  • Legal Aspects of Sport and Recreation
  • Research Problems in Applied Kinesiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree
  • A preferred 2.5 or higher GPA
  • Strong statement indicating purpose for MEd in sport management and how the applicant's experience, education and goals fit with the program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14280 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    28560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14280 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9228 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Minneapolis

1130 - 2045 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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