Sports Management (M.S.)

M.S. Sports Management

Our Sport Management degree provides two career path options: A) Traditional Sports Management degree and B) Sports Management concentration in Athletic Coaching. Both programs provide a strong foundation in athletic business topics such as marketing, facilities, finance and communication with coursework designed for the unique world of sports.

Our graduate level programs prepares students for advanced studies in Sport Administration, Sport Management, Sport Coaching or Sport and Fitness-related professions.

Whether you are looking to begin your career or advance to the next level, a degree from St. Cloud State University can give you the skills to obtain your career goals.

The Department of Kinesiology at St. Cloud State University prepares future and current professionals for leadership opportunities in all levels of sport in a variety of specialties and job responsibilities. A concentration is available in Athletic Coaching

Program Highlights

  • Accomplished and experienced professionals comprise the graduate faculty from a multitude of sports-related fields with a high-level of experience
  • Classes focus on theoretical foundations, practical situations and applied learning
  • Assistantships are offered through Athletics, Campus Recreation, and Kinesiology
  • Elective classes allow students to meet their personal academic and career goals
  • Emphasis in experiential learning
  • Students can begin their program in the fall or spring

Program Distinctions

  • Access to all NCAA divisions and high school coaching mentors and administrations
  • Opportunities to work with professional sports organizations
  • Affordability
  • Flexibility in course selection to meet your professional goals
  • Alumni network in professional and collegiate sports
  • Online
  • Access to facilities

Popular Careers

  • Professional sports major and minor leagues
  • Athletic administration - college and high school
  • Financial and fundraising operations
  • Sports marketing and promotions
  • Facilities operations and event management
  • Sports advertising and sponsorship
  • Athletic academic compliance
  • Athletic media relations
  • Athletic coaching positions
  • Youth sports administration

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
Inside U.S.
Fall Aug. 1 Sports Management/May 1 - Coaching June 15 Sports Management/May 1 - Coaching Aug. 1 Sports Management/May 1 - Coaching
Spring Dec. 1 Sports Management Oct. 15 Sports Management Dec. 1 Sports Management
Summer N/A N/A N/A

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