The sports industry is one of the largest in the United States, generating over $200 billion per year. In this diverse and growing field, jobs for sports managers are plentiful and extremely competitive.

Columbia University’s master’s degree program in Sports Management, available part-time and full-time, trains professionals in all sectors of the sports industry by 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 outstanding network of industry leaders.

New for Fall 2015: Additional Sports Analytics Courses

To stay on the leading edge of industry trends, the Sports Management program is developing courses in Sports Revenue Strategies and Analytics, Analytics of Global Sports, and Baseball Analytics for the 2015–2016 academic year. Building upon our Decisions Models and Fundamentals of Sports Analytics courses, these offerings will enhance your understanding of the data-driven decision processes that many sports organizations employ in the areas of in-game strategy and performance, sponsorship metrics, social media sentiment analysis, fan engagement, and team valuation.

Who Should Apply

Appropriate candidates can be those who want to enter into or advance in the world of sports. The program accommodates:

  • young professionals who aspire to have a career in sports.
  • current sports professionals who want to enhance their current skill set and pursue advancement opportunities.
  • career-changing professionals who want to transition to a sports career.

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