MS in Sports Business

Overview

The MS in Sports Business integrates business theory with industry-specific analysis and insight that are immediately applicable in the sports professional’s working environment. This 42-credit full- or part-time degree program consists of a sequence of core courses, the choice of a concentration in one of four areas of professional expertise, and two capstone courses.
 

FLEXIBILITY FOR FALL 2020

Study in New York City OR if you are unable to attend on-site in NYC for fall, you can start this degree remotely and join us on campus in Spring 2021.
NOTE: Certain restrictions and requirements may apply for international students.

Program Structure

Core Courses

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

 

Electives

Electives are optional courses that allow for individual investigation of specialized topics. They include a Seminar in Sports Law; an Advanced Special Project, which is an individually applied research initiative; Independent Study in Sports; and an additional internship.

 

Internships

Each concentration offers an optional internship course which provides you industry experience an opportunity expand  your experience in a sports business or organization.

 

Concentrations

While core courses provide important foundational knowledge of the industry, concentrations allow you to investigate the area of greatest interest to you. After completing the core courses you may specialize in one of four concentrations: Professional and Collegiate Sports Operations, Sports Marketing and Sales, Global Sports Media, or Sports Law. Each concentration offers students an opportunity to pursue an internship for academic credit, which provides you with industry experience or the opportunity to expand your expertise into another area of the field. After completing the required three courses within a concentration, students will have an opportunity to select two elective courses to fulfill the academic requirements of the concentration including courses focused on sports analytics, eSports, fandom, and partnerships with sports organizations.

 

Capstone

Students complete their degree two capstone projects: Advanced Research Seminar and Consulting Strategies.

 

Core Requirements

The degree is a 42 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.

Capstone

Students are required to take all of the following courses.

Concentrations

While core courses provide important foundational knowledge of the industry, concentrations allow you to investigate the area of greatest interest to you.

Global Sports Media

An examination of the interrelationship between sports and the broadcast media and the fee structures from broadcast rights which represent the majority of revenue earned by major sports entities and events.  

 

Sports Law

An exploration of the impact of the legal system on the sports industry particularly the sources of legal authority, development and recognition of property rights in sports and the substantive principles of contract law.

 

Professional and Collegiate Sports Operations

An examination of the basic business unit of American professional sports, the individual franchise.

 

Sports Marketing and Sales

An examination of major sports events, the importance of these events to the host city or community and strategies for promoting the events.  

 

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*

* The MS in Sports Business domestic applicant deadline has been extended to May 15th.

 

Spring Semester

Priority:   September 15

International Final: October 1

Domestic Final: November 30

 

Required Documents

Personal Statement

Resume

Two Letters of Recommendation

Standardized Tests (If required by Admissions team)

 

Transcripts

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

Fees

For Academic Year 2019-2020

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.