Four Sport Managment students pose on the field at SoFi Stadium.
Sport Management, MS

Program Overview

The 36-unit sport management program serves the needs and schedules of today's busy students. Classes meet one evening per week from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., allowing students to complete their master’s degree in just 23 months.

The interdisciplinary graduate curriculum is designed to provide students with management and social science theory, quantitative theory, and analytics practice. It is structured with cohort-based students taking one course at a time and meeting one evening per week so that working adults who have professional goals in the sport marketplace may complete their degree in approximately 23 months, including over 160 hours of internship experiences and an optional Business Research Project. It provides professional preparation for operational, analytical, management, and leadership positions with professional sports teams, intercollegiate athletics programs, recreational sports facilities, amateur athletic organizations, health and fitness organizations, sporting events and tournaments, stadiums and arenas, and the marketing, management, technology, and communications firms that support the sport marketplace.

Sport Management Becomes a Master of Science

This summer, the Sport Management program launched a retooled curriculum and is now a Master of Science. The revamp puts a greater emphasis on data analysis responding to the evolving realities of the modern sport marketplace.

Three students study around a laptop.
Tammy Serrato holding a basketball in front of a banner for the Warriors.

Tammy Serrato

Coordinator, VIP Guest Services - Golden State Warriors

The Student Experience

Being able to get hands-on training from the industry directly, all while applying what you learn each week in class, was really important. The networking and the alumni pool also made me choose USF.”

Tammy Serrato

Coordinator, VIP Guest Services - Golden State Warriors