Sport Management

University of Massachusetts Amherst

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
20080 USD/year
20080 USD/year
9342 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Sport Management program of the University of Massachusetts Amherst—ranked by SportBusiness as the #1 graduate program in the world—gives students the skills, credibility and well-connected network they need to rise to the top. Get a competitive edge with a graduate degree from the "Business School for Sport Business".


For over 40 years, the Sport Management program of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, situated in the top ranked Isenberg School of Management, has offered a cutting-edge mix of theory and practice while educating and training some of the most dynamic leaders in the field.


Our rigorous curriculum - taught by one of the largest full-time faculties in the country, with over 100  years industry and consulting experience - is specifically designed to blend theory with practice. We offer the broadest selection of experiential learning classes in the country. You will acquire real-world experience from our classes, including sport marketing, market research, sport communications, event management, sales promotion, and sport analytics.

Student Experience

Our experiential-based curriculum, frequent industry guest speakers, expansive alumni network, and engaging, invested faculty best prepare our graduate students to become leaders in a broad range of sport industry segments and create a student experience that is second-to-none in sport business education.


In most of our classes, the theory that applies to each discipline is supplemented by projects providing students the ability to work in teams to solve "real world" challenges. Students will gain expertise in sport-related disciplines ranging from marketing, law and finance … to applied sport market research and analytics.

Grad Mentors

Each year, over 30 alums – spanning the country as well as industry segments -- volunteer their time, expertise and insights to help prepare the next class of alums for their careers in the sport industry. From monthly Skypes and shadowing days, to resume advice and job recommendations, each year the program results in the creation of lasting relationships that have become the hallmark of our alumni network.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sport Marketing
  • Sport Finance and Business
  • Sport and the Law
  • Sport Organizational Behavior and Development
  • Applied Sport Market Research
  • Sport Analytics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

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.
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

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Confirmed by official transcripts. Although the Graduate Admissions Office sets a minimum GPA of 2.75, our program requires a minimum 3.0 GPA (unless the student is able to demonstrate extenuating circumstances).
  • GMAT or GRE: Your confirmed score must be sent directly to the Graduate Admissions Office. Note: GMAT is preferred. If you elect to take the GRE, the two GRE scores are converted to a GMAT equivalent.
  • Personal statement.
  • At least two letters of recommendation. For applicants with professional work experience, letters from both professional and educational sources are recommended.
  • Resume/CV
  • Application fee
  • For Non-English speaking students: TOEFL Scores/IELTS Scores -- Although the Graduate School accepts a TOEFL score of 80, our program strongly prefers a minimum TOEFL score of 100. You may also submit IELTS for which a minimum score of 6.0 is required, and a score of 7.5 or higher is strongly preferred.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10040 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    20080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10040 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    9342 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4671 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


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Sport Management
University of Massachusetts Amherst


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