Sports Management, M.Sc. | Columbia University | Manhattan, United States
16 months
2428 USD/credit 65556 USD/year
2428 USD/credit 65556 USD/year
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Columbia University is home to the only sports management graduate program in the Ivy League. The Master of Science in Sports Management at Columbia University features a leading-edge, market-influenced curriculum along with unparalleled access to sports industry leaders and experts. 

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The program takes advantage of Columbia’s New York City setting by providing extensive industry networking, internship, and employment opportunities across a wide variety of sports.

On the Columbia University Sports Management Podcast ('The CUSP Show'), faculty members Joe Favorito and Tom Richardson host thought leaders from across the sports industry as they discuss a wide array of topics. 

In This Master’s Program, You Will…

  • Acquire leading-edge, market-influenced strategies and skills in areas including digital sports media, sports analytics, business intelligence, sports entrepreneurship and innovation, global sports management, sports marketing, finance, sponsorship sales and activation, negotiations, facility and event management, sports law and ethics, and intercollegiate athletics.
  • Learn from successful industry practitioners and leaders in all areas of sports business.
  • Gain practical knowledge and training with sports organizations such as the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, FC Bayern Munich, LaLiga, Real Madrid, and many others.
  • Join an elite network of peers, industry experts, and graduates working in leadership positions across the global sports ecosystem.
  • Receive continued resources after graduation, such as career coaching and networking opportunities to support your ongoing professional development.
  • Expand your network through direct access to industry events, gatherings, panels, and speakers, drawing on the abundant resources of our faculty, Columbia University, and New York City.

Programme Structure

  • Global Sports Focus

With the evolution of the global sports structure, the global focus provides you with an understanding of the differences and similarities between the U.S. and the international sports landscape.  

  • Sports Analytics Focus

The analytics focus includes courses that allow you to analyze, interpret, and make decisions based on various on-field and off-field data. With new data emerging daily, the goal is for you to have the ability to demonstrate the capability to apply advanced critical thinking skills to sports business issues. 

  • Marketing Focus

The area of digital sports media and marketing has become one of the fastest growing sectors of the sports industry. The marketing and digital media focus will provide you with an understanding of communications practices and strategies, fundamentals of sponsorship packages, marketing best practices, and the ever-changing digital landscape. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 16 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application form
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Your Résumé
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of academic purpose (750 words maximum)
  • Supplemental essay (250 words maximum)
  • Optional: Official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
  • Video Essay
  • An admissions interview may be required

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    65556 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2428 USD per credit during 16 months.
  • National

    65556 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2428 USD per credit during 16 months.

Living costs for Manhattan

2638 - 5751 USD /month
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