Online Master's in Sports Industry Management

Fully Accredited Program

Work with industry professionals, and learn what drives career mentoring and networking in the global sports business.

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Enhance Your Career with Insider Knowledge

In Georgetown University's Online Master of Professional Studies in Sports Industry Management degree program you will study with an unrivaled faculty of professionals who are currently leaders in organizations throughout the sports industry, including the U.S. Olympic Committee, the Washington Nationals, Monumental Sports & Entertainment, Octagon, and the NFL Players Association.

The online Master's in Sports Industry Management program emphasizes career mentoring and networking opportunities. You’ll graduate with the knowledge, inspiration, insight, connections, and experience needed to have a leg up for career-advancement in the sports industry.


  • Number of Credits
    30 credits

  • Format
    On-campus & online

  • Total Tuition

  • Enrollment
    Full-time or part-time

  • Time to Complete
    2–5 years

  • Semester of Entry
    Fall, spring, summer

Applied Sports Management Curriculum

The robust curriculum delivers a balanced and practical understanding of both the theories and practices shaping today's global sports business. Students develop a firm foundation through required courses and choose from a variety of electives that will sharpen their knowledge with an insider perspective of critical industry topics:

  • Ethics and leadership
  • Global sports business acumen
  • Strategic planning and management
  • Sports marketing and media
  • Project management and implementation
  • Industry trends

Georgetown's online Sports Industry Management master's degree consists of 30 total credit hours and can be completed in two years while studying part-time, but you may take up to five years to complete the program.

Required Courses:

  • Applied Ethics in Sports
  • Sports Leadership and Management
  • Social Responsibility and Globalization in Sports
  • Strategic Sports Marketing
  • Sports Business and Finance
  • Capstone

Elective Course Options (choose 4):

  • Sports Communications and Public Relations
  • Sports Sales, Sponsorship, and Revenue Development
  • Sports Digital Media and Consumer Engagement
  • Sports Law, Contracts, and Negotiations
  • Sports Event Planning and Facility Management
  • Sports Economics and Global Brand Management
  • Internship
  • The Business of Global Sporting Events
  • Sports Business Analytics 

At the end of the program, students will complete a capstone project under the guidance of a sports industry professional and the program faculty. This project will help students jump-start their sports management careers after graduation. And because Georgetown allows students to earn a master's degree online, students can prepare for a career in sports whenever and wherever it is convenient.

Learn more about the sports management online courses in this program.

Careers in Sports Industry Management

This degree prepares students for a range of high-level opportunities in a diverse and exciting field, including positions within:

  • Professional franchises
  • Collegiate athletics
  • Events management and facility operations
  • Sports agencies and organizations
  • Nonprofit and government organizations

Learn more about the career outlook for sports management graduates within this sports and athletics industry. Or you can call us toll-free at (855) 725-7622 to speak with a representative from our top-rated sports management program.

*Tuition rates for each term are published annually, typically in February. Total tuition listed here reflects Fall semester of entry.