Belhaven University

1500 Peachtree St, Jackson, MS 39202

Master of Sports Administration

Program Details

Belhaven University Online offers the Master of Sports Administration degree for students and professionals in sports and related fields who wish to develop advanced and specific knowledge relating to how sports teams and sports venues operate, as well as the process of leading, managing, and administrating sports organizations. Students will learn about the complexity and regulations involved in arena sports, including public and private partnerships, safety and care for players and spectators, and corporate sponsorship and ownership of sports organizations.  

The program consists of classroom courses which emphasize real-world education through examination of cases and education, which will be applicable on the job. Those classes include introduction to graduate education, current issues and trends in sports administration, leadership and sports ethics, leading high performance teams, advanced organizational leadership, sports financing and budgeting, legal and regulatory environment for sports, strategic leadership, current issues in human resources, coaching, mentoring and resolving conflict, and venue and event management.

Through completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the professionalism and skill necessary to earn the Master of Science degree. The qualifications demonstrate the student has been able to apply the principles they learned in the program into their eventual development as a functional affective professional in their field.  These qualifications include but are not limited to: the ability to demonstrate effective professional and interpersonal practices essential in the business of sports administration, to develop a range of professional strategies that promote their effectiveness in a business environment, and to demonstrate ethical, legal, and responsible behavior toward sports competitions, and understand the role that sports organizations have in society.

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Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Belhaven University through its School of Business Administration has the following degree programs accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education: Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Leadership, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Management, and Bachelor of Science in Sports Administration.



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