Master of Business Administration / Sports Management
Franklin Pierce University

Program Details

The online MBA with a concentration in Sports Management program prepares students to effectively manage in a wide array of sports-related settings including intercollegiate athletics, amateur and professional sports, and sports marketing firms.  Students learn to focus on the business management of sport-specific organizations, operation of sport facilities, or the development of sports merchandising programs.  Coursework develops skills in leadership, media, marketing, technology, and operations management.

This program is designed for working professionals and presents concepts that can be applied to the workplace immediately.  The curriculum offers a flexible and personalized schedule that still prepares graduates for leadership roles within professional sports organizations as:

  • Business managers and marketers
  • Facilities managers
  • Sports merchandisers
  • Operations directors


  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university generally with a GPA of 2.8 or greater on a 4.0 scale
  • Competency in accounting, statistics, and computer skills (either pre or post admission)
  • Official transcripts from previously attended colleges and universities
  • Updated resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Outline of professional aspirations and how this MBA will help the applicant achieve them (250-500 words)
  • Essay

Special Accreditation

International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)

School Accreditation Statement

New England Commission of Higher Education