Masters In Sports Management Non Thesis
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8-Week Courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Jan 13, 2020

Stay in the Game by Earning a Master’s in Sports Management Degree from Liberty University

Are you a sports enthusiast with a passion for athletics? Liberty University’s sports management degree will give you a competitive edge in this multi-billion-dollar sports industry. Sports management professionals handle finance, facility management, marketing, and event management which can be applied in nearly all types of sports-related industries, including recreation, social and private organizations, government, amateur, and college-level athletics, as well as professional sports.

In about two years, you can earn your master’s degree and open doors of opportunity for new roles in athletics administration. Course work at the master’s level can prepare you for management, administrative and analyst roles within the sports management and sports medicine fields. We are excited to partner with you as you turn your love for sports into an exciting career.

Why Choose Our Master’s in Sports Management Degree?

Liberty University has received specialized accreditation for its online master’s sport management programs through the Commission on Sports Management Education (COSMA) located in Arlington, Virginia. The COSMA accreditation shows that your degree has the stamp of approval from a reputable sports management accrediting agency.

Our sports management master’s program can be completed 100% online, which gives you the freedom to study in the convenience of your home or office. You can remain active in your job, with your family, and in your community without the worry of having to take courses on campus.

Benefits of Earning a Master’s in Sports Management – General (Non-Thesis) Degree

  • Increased job opportunities in the field of sports administration
  • Experienced professors teaching your online master’s in sports management courses
  • Convenient eight-week, 100% online courses
  • Transfer in up to 50% of your required classes (visit the transfer policy page for more information)

What Will You Learn in Our Master’s in Sports Management Degree?

The sports industry is ever-changing and our sports management master’s degree can help you gain the skills you need to be successful in the field of sports administration. Throughout this degree, you will examine the background of sports to gain insight into this industry and look at the nature of marketing and public relations from a strategic sport marketing perspective.

The core courses of this degree include a review of social issues such as violence and discrimination against women and minorities in the sports industry. This multi-billion dollar industry will also require you to learn how to create sound financial guidelines. Our course in financial and economic management will provide you with the foundational knowledge you need to excel in the financial decision-making process for your company or team. With no specific specialization, you can tailor your courses to fit your personal and professional goals.

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Master’s in Sports Management Degree Program Highlights

Here are a few more reasons why our online master’s in sports management will be a good fit for you:

  • By earning your master’s in sports management degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 4 straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
  • Liberty University’s online Master of Science in Sports Mangement is accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA).
  • You can complete our master’s in sports management degree in 2 years or less.
  • Networking opportunities with other sports enthusiasts in the program from around the country.
  • Customize your Master of Science in Sports Management degree with one of our many specializations.

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Master’s in Sports Management Degree Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey. As a thank you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 for graduate (per credit hour)
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
  • This program is offered in an 8-week course format, with 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times!

Sports Management Degree Potential Career Options

A degree in sports management can open the door to many potential careers, including:

  • Athletics marketer/public relations specialist
  • Event planner
  • Sports broadcaster
  • Athletic facility manager

Admission Requirements for Our Master’s in Sports Management – General (Non-Thesis)

A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or above GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions related information.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Unofficial college transcripts and submit a transcript request form**
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.