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Sports Business, M.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 56 days
Take your passion for sports to the next level. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an Emphasis in Sports Business, offered by the Colangelo College of Business, is specifically designed for students passionate about athletics. In this sports business MBA program, strengthen your business skills to secure a career within the multibillion-dollar global sports business industry.


Course content delivers a mix of business and sports industry discussion. This MBA sports management online program delivers a rigorous business-oriented curriculum that aims to enhance your existing skills in sales and marketing, finance, revenue generation, analytics, accounting and management.

The sports marketing MBA program covers modern day issues and trends affecting the global business marketplace. Through evidence-based practices and professional learning dispositions, the program focuses intensively on your growth. As the scope of the curriculum continues to expand, the program provides an in-depth study of policies, advocacy and ethical decision-making. Sports business MBA courses explore revenue generating, leadership, operations and analytics.

The sports business industry is a multibillion dollar marketplace that stretches across the globe. After graduating with a sports business MBA, potential career opportunities exist throughout youth, amateur, club, interscholastic, intercollegiate and professional levels of sport. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The rise of digital and social media and its application to the global business environment
  • Emerging trends in sports business sales, analytics, marketing and revenue generation
  • Managerial sports business concepts and procedures
  • Internal reporting, cost behavior, systems, budgeting and performance evaluation
  • Servant leadership, ethics, entrepreneurism and innovation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 56 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.8 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • You need the following GMAT score:

    Required score: 500

    The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GMAT score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers.

General Requirements

Graduate applicants may be accepted at GCU with an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or program that has been approved by Grand Canyon University (GCU), with a 2.8 GPA or higher.

All students must submit baccalaureate bearing college transcripts to meet the admission requirements of the University.

Additionally, if students cannot meet the GPA requirements with their transcripts, but have a test score that meets admissions requirements, students will be eligible for full admission. If both the degree-bearing transcript and the test scores do not meet admissions requirements, students may be eligible to be admitted based on the Standards for Admission with Specification.

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!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    560 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 560 USD per credit and a duration of 56 days.
  • National

    560 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 560 USD per credit and a duration of 56 days.
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