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Online Master of Science in Sport Management

Master the Business Side of Sport Management

Build a successful future in the sport industry through the fully online Master of Science in Sport Management program at Mount St. Mary’s University. The M.S. in Sport Management program is led by sport industry professionals through the prestigious Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business. Graduates build a strong foundation of business skills that provide unique insight into the sport industry and more career flexibility than education focused MSSM programs. In addition to taking MBA courses, students also earn post-baccalaureate certificates in Organizational Development and Project Management with the addition of just two classes per certificate.

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Division of Continuing Studies

The Division of Continuing Studies strives to make it easy for adults to go back to school on a part-time basis. It's important to us that you feel supported, can maintain your work-life balance, and have access to all the resources you need to be a successful student.

Our faculty and advisors are here to work one-on-one with you to develop your degree plan, and to help keep you on track to finish your degree. We make the traditional college resources available to you to aid in your success, such as our Career Center, Writing Center, library and Learning Services Office, just to name a few.

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About the Program

Mount St. Mary’s synchronous and asynchronous online Master of Science in Sport Management program is part of the Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business. The Bolte School has an impeccable reputation for producing successful business leaders, and the faculty shares a commitment to ensuring that you receive the knowledge, experience, and insight to leave the Mount as a responsible, methodologically sound, and ethical business professional.

The Mount’s online Master of Science in sport management program connects you experiential learning in small classes while accessing the kind of big opportunities you can only find at a Division I school. MSSM students can gain internship, mentorship, and career preparation opportunities through our alumni network of more than 3,000 sport industry professionals. Plus, the Mount offers students a large amount of flexibility in choosing their required internship. Graduates pursue careers as agents, managers, media, marketers, event coordinators and more.

Master the business of sport and learn the skills you need to lead and succeed in a growing industry.

As a student in the program, you will have:

  • Access to distinguished internships. Mount students have interned with the Baltimore Ravens, Washington Nationals, EA Sports, Maryland State Golf Association, Lax Factory, Frederick Keys, YMCA, Maryland United FC, and DC Fray in recent years.
  • Connections to industry influencers. Network regularly with members of the sport management advisory board. Members are representatives of Maryland Stadium Authority, Under Armour, Monumental Sports & Entertainment, and the Tiger Woods Foundation.
  • Business focused curriculum. The Mount’s degree doesn’t only offer classes in sport marketing, law, and event and facility management – we also offer an extensive business curriculum including research, statistics, economics, and finance.

Earn a Certificate

Students can also earn a post-baccalaureate certificate with the addition of just two classes. This gives you a certificate at considerable savings. Certificates that you can take for this savings include:

Affordability & Financial Aid

  • 2023-24 tuition rates effective July 1, 2023 - $25,200 – Estimated total cost of program tuition.* No additional fees. Cost is based on 36 credits (twelve (12) classes) at $700 per credit.
  • 2024-25 tuition rates effective July 1, 2024 - $25,560 – Estimated total cost of program tuition.* No additional fees. Cost is based on 36 credits (twelve (12) classes) at $710 per credit.
  • Students may transfer in up to nine (9) credits.
  • Employees of partnership organizations will receive 20% tuition discount for all credit-bearing courses.
  • Peregrine Academic Services prerequisite courses may be needed based on transcript analysis at $44 per course.
  • No application fee.

*Tuition is subject to change without notice. Learn more about tuition and fees.

Financial Aid

Students enrolled on at least half-time basis (6-credits per semester) may qualify for financial aid. You may seek financial assistance through federal and state-funded programs, private loan providers, or deferment of undergraduate loans. The Mount also has a variety of employer tuition remission or reimbursement agreements with local businesses and community colleges, so you may just get a discount from your employer or previous college. Learn more about Graduate Student Financial Aid at the Mount.

Admissions & Application

Admissions Requirements

The MSSM is designed for individuals who completed a bachelor’s degree in any field from an accredited four-year institution.

Additionally, students must demonstrate one of the following:

  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher or;
  • Five full years of relevant work experience or;
  • 500 minimum score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

Application Requirements

  • Classes begin: January, March, May, July, August, October
  • Admissions Deadline: Two weeks prior to the session start date
  • Priority Application Deadline: Four weeks prior to the start of the first course
  • No application fee
  • Optional GMAT

Questions? Please contact:

Sarah Zipp, Ph.D.
MSSM Program Director
s.r.zipp@msmary.edu