MS in Sports Business


Beginning in Fall 2021, the Tisch Center for Global Sport will offer the newly revised MS in Sports Business, which integrates business theory with industry-specific analysis and insight that are immediately applicable in the sports professional’s working environment. This 36-credit, full- or part-time degree program consists of a sequence of core courses, electives in emerging areas of study, and a capstone in Sports Business.

Program Structure

Core Courses

The core curriculum is designed to provide you with a deep and broad foundation in the areas of sports law, leadership, finance and economics, as well as analytics, digital media and marketing, and the science of fandom.



Electives are courses that allow for individual investigation of specialized topics. They include a broad array of emerging subject areas such as “The Business of esports,” “Sport Public Relations and new Media Strategies,” and a “Seminar in Sports Leadership.”



Students complete a capstone in Sports Business.


An optional internship course, provides you with industry exposure and the opportunity to expand your experience in a sports business or organization.

Core Requirements

The degree is a 36 credit program consisting of a required set of core courses.

Core Curriculum

The core curriculum is designed to provide you with a deep and broad foundation that supports concentration course work and serves you throughout your career. Students are required to take all of the following courses.


Students are required to take the following courses

Admission Criteria

We carefully weigh each component of your application during the admissions review process to evaluate your ability to benefit from and contribute to the dynamic learning environment and the challenging curriculum that the School offers.

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester

Priority:   January 15

International Final: April 1

Domestic Final: April 15


Spring Semester

Priority:   September 15

International Final: October 1

Domestic Final: November 30


Required Documents

Personal Statement


Two Letters of Recommendation

Standardized Tests (If required by Admissions team)



Applicants submitting official transcripts will be given priority during the application process. 


For Academic Year 2020-2021

Application Fee $150

Language Proficiency

TOEFL scores are required for applicants who did not complete an undergraduate degree in the United States or in a country where the only primary language is not English.  Successful candidates achieve a minimum score of 100 on the Internet-based test.


For the IELTS, a minimum overall band score of at least 7 is recommended.


NYUSPS does not prohibit applicants with lower TOEFL/IELTS scores from applying for admission since many factors influence the admissions decision. 


Pearson Versant English Placement Test (VEPT)

If an international applicant has not achieved the minimum scores as described above, they are required to participate in the VEPT, a 50-minute online test that evaluates English language proficiency.


Financing Your education

Click the link below to find important information regarding the federal aid process, NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) department and divisional scholarships, private loans, and the NYU payment plans.