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The sports industry is one of the largest in the United States, generating over $200 billion per year. It is a diverse and growing field incorporating multiple sectors including professional teams, public and private organizations, media and entertainment agencies, and facilities and events operations. While jobs for sports managers are plentiful, the field is extremely competitive.
Columbia's part-time master's degree program in Sports Management trains professionals for advanced work in all sectors of the sports industry by providing a broad understanding of the field, while also teaching specific management skills in the areas of finance, sports personnel management, law, sports marketing, and facility or event superintendence. Based in New York City, a nexus of the sports world, students learn from an exclusive network of industry leaders.
Who Should Apply
The program is appropriate for a range of individuals, though it is best suited for those who are currently working in the sports industry and are seeking advanced training in business, finance, and marketing. Other strong candidates include students with undergraduate degrees in sports or recreation management who are looking to complete a graduate degree, or those with other advanced degrees who are seeking to expand or build their credentials.