The MS in Global Sport offered by the NYU SPS Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport is a 36-credit, low-residency master’s degree program that is completed in just 12 months, beginning in September of each year. This global sports management degree is designed for busy professionals from around the world. It offers the convenience of online study with the ability to network in person. It is an online sports management degree that requires only four 1-week residencies in New York City and at NYU global locations. Students in the program acquire comprehensive knowledge and critical skills in key facets of sports business, with a focus on leadership in an international context. Courses familiarize students with sports digital media and marketing; sports analytics; event planning and promotion for global sports events; international sports law; and sports finance, economics, and revenue strategies.
Master's (MS) in Global Sport
- Curriculum that provides a comprehensive understanding of the many facets of the global sports industry.
- An integrated teaching approach that builds expertise in emerging areas including digital sports media and marketing, fan engagement, and sports analytics.
- Professional networking opportunities that expose you to top global sports executives and provide inroads into global sports jobs.
- Online courses that afford the flexibility to complete your degree while working full time.
- One-week residencies that build your understanding of the global sports marketplace.
- Complete in just 12 months.
Who Should Earn the MS in Global Sport?
If you’ve considered earning a degree in international sports management to advance your career, the MS in Global Sport can provide the specialized knowledge and skills to set you apart. It builds critical professional connections and prepares you for global sports jobs. While professionals from the sports industry are found in each cohort of students, individuals with backgrounds in engineering, mathematics/ statistics, economics, business, journalism/media studies, and law also enroll in this comprehensive program of study.
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Learn From Faculty Members With Deep Global Perspective
Tisch Institute faculty members teaching in the MS in Global Sport are deeply attuned to the myriad changes occurring in the field of global sports management and the opportunities they bring for those who wish to build sports management careers that span continents. They also focus on the ability of sports to transcend boundaries, create shared goals among nations, and reduce international tensions. Clinical Assistant Professor Cameron Myler, a four-time Olympian, and lawyer and arbitrator (left), teaches a broad range of classes in the MS in Global Sport.
Visit and Explore Major Global Sports Centers and Cities
The four, 1-week residencies, which play a critical role in providing an insider’s view of the underlying cultural, business, financial, and social influences that affect sports teams, organizations, and events/competitions around the world, provide a truly eye-opening experience for those who wish to pursue a career as a global sports professional. Tokyo was a recent destination as it geared up for the 2020 Olympics. Students toured the city and the sites of the games, spending time with organizers.
Benefit from Networking With Sports Leaders From Across the US and Around the World
The MS in Global Sport provides networking in the virtual classroom; through its four, 1-week residencies; and through the Tisch Institute’s advisory board, which boasts some of the top names in sports business including Val Ackerman, commissioner, Big East Conference (left); Gary Bettman, commissioner, NHL; Bruce Beck, chairman, Chelsea FC; Gregory Carey, managing director, Goldman Sachs; Rob Manfred, Commissioner, MLB; and Leon Wagner, chairman and CEO, LW Partners.
Job Opportunities and Professional Connections
Through the Tisch Institute for Global Sport and the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development at NYU SPS, global sport students have the opportunity to develop their careers and build critical professional networks in the US and across the continents. The Tisch Institute’s relationships with international global sports teams, leagues, and organizations make it the top choice for earning a global sports management master’s degree that will build the connections needed to establish or advance your career.
- Big East Conference
- Chelsea FC
- Club Tigres (Mexico)
- FC Barcelona
- FC Bayern München
- Japan Sport Association
- Madison Square Garden
- Major League Baseball
- National Hockey League
- New York Road Runners
- NSW Cricket
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is global sport management?
Global sport management is an examination of the business of sports from an international perspective. The MS in Global Sport curriculum examines sports industry trends around the world and focuses on mega and major games on the continents of Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, South America, and North America. The goal is to prepare students for careers as global citizens in the sports industry.
What types of global sports jobs are available?
Because sports are universal, global sports jobs are available across the sport business industry. Tisch Center alumni have secured jobs in the following international sports industries: eSports management, sports business development, sports analytics, sports media, sports technology, and integrated sports marketing and communications.
Is this a fully online sports management degree?
The MS in Global Sport is offered as a partially online program, affording students the option of completing the majority of the course curriculum from their home city, and joining us for up to four, 1-week, in-person residencies at numerous NYU global locations. Additionally, students have the option to complete up to three, in-person courses at our NYC campus location to increase their immersion in the sports capital of the world.
What can I expect during the four 1-week residencies?
During the four, 1-week residencies, students can expect to meet with local sports industry professionals in the countries in which the residency is offered, and tour sports venues and sites, gaining a deeper understanding of how sports affect the local economy. Additionally, they will participate in academic and cultural sessions throughout the visit. The residency fee for the program will cover the cost of the housing and local travel, as well as some meals. All students are required to make their own travel arrangements to and from the residency location.