Master of Professional Studies in Sports Industry Management

Mission and Learning Goals

Mission Statement

Georgetown University’s MPS in Sports Industry Management provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the sports industry through a practical and experiential learning model grounded in the principles of responsibility, ethics, and service. Students engage with a faculty of experienced practitioners to develop the business management and leadership skills they need for a successful and impactful career in the global sports industry.

Learning Goals

Students in the SIM program have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of sports management within one of two separate tracks, or a combination of both. Faculty from across the sports industry, including teams, agencies and more, hope their students achieve the following goals:  

A. Students who successfully complete our concentration in Business, Management, and Operations will:

1.   Codify and commit to their own code of ethics in relation to professional codes of conduct and best practices

2.   Develop a functional knowledge of finance, law, facilities management, and economics within the sports industry;

3.   Be able to employ analytical and planning tools to execute strategies that maximize profitability and productivity;

4.   Examine and appreciate issues of ethnicity, gender, and international scope in relation to the modern sports world;

5.   Develop strategies to handle management issues and organizational behavior in the industry, relating mostly to staffing, motivation, and communication. 

B. Students who successfully complete our concentration in Strategic Marketing, Communications, and New Media will:

1. Codify and commit to their own code of ethics in relation to professional codes of conduct and best practices;

2. Develop expertise in promoting the sports industry, teams, athletes and events;

3. Be prepared to form media relationships that facilitate delivering news to interested parties;

4. Be able to develop marketing strategies by leveraging brands, databases, the Internet, market research, and technology;

5. Examine and appreciate issues of ethnicity, gender, and international scope in relation to the modern sports world;

6. Develop strategies to handle management issues and organizational behavior in the industry, relating mostly to staffing, motivation, and communication.

 
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