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Sport Management Masters and MBA Dual Degree Program

Steve Stowe, Class of 2003, Dual Masters Sport Management / MBA, Executive Director, Miami HEAT Charitable Fund, Director of Community Affairs Miami HEAT. Stephanie Jessup, Class of 2000, Bachelors in Sport Management, Former Director of Facilities at the Miami Heat.

A dual-degree in Sport Management and Business Administration (MS/MBA) can help you succeed at an advanced level in the competitive area of sports. This degree provides you with both sport industry specific skills and in-depth business knowledge.

Advantages of Barry's dual-degree program include:

Quality curriculum. A combination of courses in the Sport and Exercise Science Department and the Andreas School of Business gives you the opportunity to develop top management, marketing, and financial skills and allows you to develop a comprehensive knowledge of the sport enterprise.

Ideal location. Southeast Florida is one of the most dynamic environments in the country for sports. Area opportunities include: amateur and leisure sport organizations; college bowl games; collegiate athletics; entrepreneurial sporting activities; facility, recreational, and event organizations; metropolitan recreation and fitness facilities; world-class golf and tennis facilities; and professional sports teams.

Real-world experience. Both the sport management program and the MBA are structured to provide you with the richest combination of theory and hands-on experience available. A critical component of your program is our powerful internship program.

If you would like more information on the Sport Management Master's/MBA, we encourage you to send us any questions you have or schedule a visit. If you have already made a decision to enroll, you can apply online today. We look forward to helping you meet your career goals!

Career Opportunities. The MS/MBA program will prepare you for a variety of careers in the field of sport management, including:

  • Athletic administration in amateur and professional sport (collegiate, Olympic, and international athletics);
  • Entrepreneurial business in schools, the tourism industry, fitness centers, and gyms;
  • Corporate sport, such as management of health clubs and recreation facilities in real estate developments, and corporate fitness centers;
  • Leisure and tourism including management of destination resorts and recreational activities; and
  • Park and recreation administration in recreation centers, YM/YWCA's, cities, and townships.

Program Overview. This 57 credit-hour program is comprised of coursework from the Department of Sport and Exercise Science and the School of Business . You will have the opportunity to select courses best suited to your individual interests. You may also pursue elective credits in other subject areas (e.g., journalism, communication, psychology) to enhance your education and professional preparation. The program combines theory and practice and includes decision-making models with an emphasis on practicing and promoting ethics and human values.

MBA Courses required for the Sport Management/MBA dual degree
MBA 601Human Resource Mgmt
MBA 603International Business
MBA 605Entrepreneurial Mgmt
MBA 617Technology and Information Systems
MBA 660Managerial Accounting
MBA 681Economics for Strategic Decisions
MBA 682Competitive Environment & Strategy Formulation
MBA 683Leadership and Strategy Implementation
MBA Elective3 semester hours: Any course with the MBA prefix which satisfies the prerequisites.

We encourage you to request more information today. Or, if you are ready, you can complete your application online.

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