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M.Sc. On Campus

Sports Management

Columbia University

12 months
2346 USD/credit 84456 USD/year
2346 USD/credit 84456 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. 


  • Acquire practical, leading-edge, market-influenced strategies and skills through a best-in-class curriculum in areas including digital sports media, sports analytics, business intelligence, sports entrepreneurship and innovation, global sports management, sports marketing, athlete activism & social justice, finance, sponsorship sales and activation, negotiations, facility and event management, sports law and ethics, and intercollegiate athletics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Sports Management
  • Leadership in Sports
  • Sports Accounting and Finance
  • Sports Law and Ethics
  • Sports Marketing
  • Sports Media

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

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

    84456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2346 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    84456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2346 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Manhattan

2638 - 5751 USD /month
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