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Master of Science in Sport Management

Earn academic credit and practical experience

Program Overview Sport Management (MS)

Barry University's 36-credit-hour Master of Science in Sport Management combines both academic excellence and practical experience to prepare you for opportunities in management in a variety of sport, recreation, and health promotion areas.

Degree preparation includes advanced coursework in sport, recreation, and health promotion management, focusing on a hands-on approach that ultimately prepares students for careers encompassing all aspects of the business-side of the industry.

Students will acquire the knowledge, skills, and network needed to excel in professions like; sport marketing, facility operations, parks and recreation, fitness management, and collegiate athletics. The program offers extensive practical work and internship opportunities in a variety of professional South Florida sport teams such as the Miami HEAT, Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers, and Florida Marlins.

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If You want to be a leader in the Business of Sport, consider a graduate degree.

Program Highlights

    Experiential Learning

    Hands-on Experience

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    South Florida Advantages

    Small Class Sizes

    Small Class Sizes & Evening Classes

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    Funding Options & More

  • Experiential Learning

    Hands-on Experience

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    South Florida Advantages

  • Small Class Sizes

    Small Class Sizes & Evening Classes

  • Savings

    Funding Options & More

Our master's program offers two tracks, along with one dual degree Sport Management/MBA option:

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    Internship Track

    The 36-credit hour internship track curriculum includes a final comprehensive assessment project to be conducted on one of your internship placements. We have a large network of established internship sites and our advisors will assist you with finding your ideal placement. Consult with your advisor in the early stages of planning a program of study on your desired career path to ensure the direction of your internship placements meet your long-term interests.

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    Thesis Track

    The 36-credit hour thesis track emphasizes courses in Advanced Statistics and/or Qualitative Methodology, Thesis Proposal and Thesis Defense. If you intend to pursue advanced graduate study leading to the doctoral degree, you will be strongly encouraged to select the "Thesis” option which requires a proposal and final thesis presentation defense as well as submission of a written proposal and final thesis.

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Dual Degree Program Sport Management, MS and MBA

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.

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Southeast Florida is one of the most dynamic environments in the country for sports.

Internship/Job Placement

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    Miami Heat

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    Miami Dolphins

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    Florida Panthers

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    Florida Marlins

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Advantages of Barry's dual-degree program include:

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    Practical Experience

    Both the sport management program and the M.B.A. 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.

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    Quality Curriculum

    A combination of courses gives you the opportunity to develop management, marketing, and financial skills and allows you to develop extensive knowledge of the sport enterprise. Barry’s School of Business is internationally accredited by the AACSB.

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    Ideal location

    Southeast Florida’s extensive opportunities include amateur/leisure sport organizations; college bowl games; collegiate athletics; metropolitan recreation and fitness facilities; world-class golf and tennis facilities; and professional sports teams.

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    Elective Opportunities

    You can pursue classes in business, journalism, communications, and psychology to enhance your education and preparation for sport-related careers

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School of Business Faculty

Barry's small, interactive business classes are led by scholarly, full-time faculty, of which more than 90% hold doctoral degrees. The ASB faculty have a unique combination of international diversity and cultures. Our faculty also have business experience with firms such as Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, McDonalds, and Harris Corporation.
These seasoned mentors will work side-by-side with you, teaching you how to negotiate, manage successfully, and become effective leaders in today's rapidly changing business arena.

Admissions Overview Getting Started

Congratulations on taking the first step to pursue your passion, advance your career, and make a difference in your community. We are committed to assist each student through the admission process.

Whether you transition straight from undergraduate studies to a graduate program or have been out of school for some time, we offer a welcoming and professional environment for graduate study.

With small class sizes, there is a considerable amount of personalized attention from your faculty and opportunities to build strong relationships with fellow classmates.

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Start your application today. In just a few years, you'll graduate with a degree from a highly-respected, affordable university.

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Transfer and International Students

You can apply to Barry whenever it’s convenient for you. We accept applications on a rolling basis, but it’s always better to apply sooner than later. You’re considered a transfer applicant when you have at least 12 college level credits from a regionally accredited college or university. Remember, you may have to apply separately to specific programs, so please review the academic requirements for your intended major.
If you are an international student, applying as early as possible is in your best interest in order to allow ample time for immigration processing. Please note that general admission to Barry University does not guarantee acceptance into all academic majors. Also, please be aware that admission to Barry University does not guarantee that you will be granted a student visa by the United States Embassy or Consulate in your country of origin.

Financial Aid Affordable for you.

At BarryU, our tuition is competitive, affordable and still promises all the perks of a private school education. Our cost per credit is in-line with other institutions, but we offer a mission-driven educational experience and provide our students with small class sizes, personalized attention, and academic excellence. Scholarships, graduate assistantships, and financial aid can also be explored to help offset overall costs.

Barry University participates in the full array of federal and state financial aid programs. At Barry, we are committed to doing all we can to help you finance your education.

Barry University's Financial Aid staff will assist you through the financial aid application process.

Financial Assistance Graduate Assistantships

You can use the Barry University Scholarship System to find other scholarship opportunities that you may be eligible to receive:

  • Answer as many questions as you like—the more questions answered, the more scholarships you’re matched to
  • Be automatically considered for many of the scholarships available at Barry University
  • Do a keyword search for scholarships and review the criteria to see if your qualifications are a match
The scholarships are funded through contributions from private donors, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, campus organizations, and corporations.
Barry University Scholarships

Financial Aid Tuition and Fees

Your Barry education is a valuable investment in your future. When considering a private education, costs may be a factor, but they need not be the determining factor. Your Barry education can be quite affordable. 

We invite you to review our tuition and fee schedule. You should also check with staff in Barry's Offices of Financial Aid and the Cashier/Business Office. They are here to help you and your family by providing guidance in financial planning and financial assistance.

Tuition and Fees

Your Barry education can be quite affordable. 

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