Business Administration - Sport Leadership

Johnson & Wales University

M.B.A. Online
24 months
4212 USD/year
4212 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Examine the social and business issues that are critical to sport leadership through our MBA program with a Sport Leadership concentration. You’ll be equipped with the skills and knowledge to seek leadership positions in all facets of the globally-growing sports industry, which generated over $500 billion in the United States alone in 2014.

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The world-class MBA program is designed to accommodate the schedules of working professionals through our hybrid model, a combination of online and in-person classes.

Developed and updated in collaboration with leading companies, our professionally focused curriculum includes real-world projects and challenges so you can gain experience — what employers value the most.

The faculty experts are leaders in the industry they teach. They know what it takes to achieve success in their respective fields and share their insights with you.

You’ll receive a strong foundation in business management with an emphasis on contemporary leadership, communication strategies and global issues in sport. Connect leadership principles and knowledge of sport industry to advance organizational objectives and support strategic initiatives.

Program Delivery

Students take their MBA foundation, core and capstone courses on campus and their MBA concentration courses online only.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sports and Entertainment Venues & Events, Development & Management
  • Contemporary Leadership Strategies in Sport
  • Effective Communication Strategies in Sport
  • Global Issues in Sport Leadership
  • Business Policy and Strategy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


36-42 alternative credits



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.
2.85 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
53 (required)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed graduate application for admission
  • Official or certified transcripts/mark sheets from all institutions attended, including bachelor’s degree and master's degree.
  • Statement of Purpose: an essay explaining your motivation, aptitude and goals related to graduate-level study
  • 2 letters of recommendation. 
  • Current résumé or CV

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4212 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8424 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4212 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8424 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

Per 3.0 semester credit course: $2,106


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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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