Master of Science in Sport Management

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A passion for sports can lead to a broad range of exciting and lucrative careers that seamlessly combine business management with athletics.  

At Barry, our sport management graduate curriculum provides distinct advantages by integrating experiential learning with foundational knowledge to create an applied educational experience that takes academics into real-world practice.  

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    Break in, break through

    Here, you don’t just learn sport management, you actively participate in it. As part of your learning experience, you will meet professionals and alumni who will share their insights about working in the industry. And through practicum, volunteer, and internship opportunities you will develop valuable skills in facility and event management, social media, marketing, data  analytics, and sponsorships while forming lasting connections with industry leaders

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    The South Florida Arena

    If you dream of working with local professional teams including the Dolphins, Heat, Marlins, Panthers, and Inter-Miami, and would like to actively participate in major events like the Orange Bowl, the Miami Open Tennis Tournament, Formula One Miami, and NASCAR/Homestead, Barry is the right place to start.  


When you graduate with a MS in Sport Management you won’t just leave with a degree, you’ll get an immediate return on your investment by tapping into the extensive network of sport industry professionals and alumni who can give you that much needed boost to begin your careers.   

Job titles of Barry sport management alumni include Director, Global Partnerships, NBA.  Director, Experience & Promotions, Miami Marlins.  Senior Manager, Operations, Programming & Events, USTA. Chief of Culture and Inclusions, Miami Heat.  Venue Director, Union of European Football Association (UEFA). Athletics Program Assistant, Miami Shores Recreation.  Director of Tennis, Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne. Director of Stadium Operations at Miami Dolphins & Hard Rock Stadium.     

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

About the Sport Management, MS Program

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    Experienced Faculty

    At Barry you’ll learn from true experts: professors who possess strong academic credentials and experience in the field, as well as industry leaders who bring their expertise directly into the classroom. 

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    Course of Study Specifics

    Designed to prepare you with highly marketable skills and real-world experience, 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.  

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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


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The Score

  1. Barry Graduates are successfully employed in a variety of Sport Management fields.
  2. Job growth is strong in many sports management roles. In fact, many of these positions are predicted to grow much faster than the national career growth average. With so many new roles, it's likely that salaries will rise as companies try to attract skilled and talented professionals to job openings.
  3. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts significant growth in these sports management career fields by 2031: Coaches and scouts (20%), sports marketing managers (10%) and facility managers (7%). 
  4. In a recent survey, 80% of Barry Graduates extremely recommended this program. 
  5. Every South Florida sports franchise has employed a Barry graduate. 
  6. Barry University has one of the longest running Sport Management Programs in South Florida 
  7. Barry University is the only Sport Management Program in South Florida housed in an AACSB accredited School of Business 
  8. Barry female alumni have been particularly successful in attaining leadership positions in sport and establishing networking organizations focused on promoting opportunities for women. 

Breakthrough Stories

The hands-on education you get at Barry, coupled with accessibility to major sports organizations in South Florida, gives you the edge you need to succeed in Sport Management. Check out some of the ways Barry students and alumni have participated in the sports industry for a glimpse of the opportunities afforded to you. Let the excitement for the game translate into the excitement for your career.  

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