The Program

What do graduates learn?

Knowing how a modern athletic department functions from a business perspective will enhance career opportunities across many facets of the college sports industry.

Students in the program:

  • Evaluate how well an athletic program and/or institution is positioned for success in the modern era.
  • Create a high-level, strategic plan for a successful, ethical modern college athletics program.
  • Demonstrate the relevant business and management skills that are most valuable to the modern college athletic program.
  • Execute best practice strategies that enhance both the internal and external operations of the modern college athletic department.
  • Build a personal career management portfolio that will add value to the modern college athletics program.
  • Develop a national network of people, agencies, vendors and media companies associated with college athletics.

How is the Master in Collegiate Athletics structured?

  • The program consists of 34 units spread out over six semesters (24 months). All twelve courses are online.
  • Classes in the online program begin on August 19, 2014 and January 26, 2015
  • Two courses are taken each fall and spring semester. One course is taken each summer. Additionally, each summer there is two-unit professional development and career management course.  
  • Each course lasts eight weeks. Professional development courses are four weeks.
  • Asynchronous program allows flexibility.
  • Students enter the program in both the fall and spring semesters.


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