Overview & Career Outcomes

The M.S. in Sport Management focuses on robust, flexible, and highly personalized education experience-available fully online. The professional sports market is a $64 billion dollar industry with Forbes projecting a 15% increase year over year.

Choose from our specialized concentrations:

  • Athletic Administration: Focusing on major themes in sport, students in the Athletic Administration concentration gain specific training and preparation for successful futures as administrators in the varied segments and businesses in the industry.
  • Parks and Recreation: Designed for the individual looking for career advancement in professional sports as well as in administrative roles in state and local agencies, tourism and chamber of commerce positions, and tourism and hospitality-related business.
  • Sport Leadership: Coursework addresses operational and financial aspects of a sports franchise or organization, as well as topics including media relations and law.
  • Sport Tourism and Hospitality Management: Focuses on courses in sales strategies, international sport management, the management of facilities, and special events.

Learn more:

COSMA accredited institutionThe Bachelor of Science in Sport Management is accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) located in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA (Accreditation awarded December 2014 until 2021). View the Sport Management student learning outcomes and assessment data.

The following sport management degree programs have been granted Candidacy Status by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA), located in Fort Collins, CO, USA: Master of Science in Sport Management with concentrations in Athletic Administration, Parks and Recreation Administration, Sport Leadership, and Sport Tourism & Hospitality Management.

Explore Sport Management Careers

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Our curriculum will help you build the skillset you need to advance in the field of Sport Management. Get information on our Course Schedules


Sport Management Admission Requirements

Candidates seeking admission to Lasell University's Sport Management graduate degree or certificate programs must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. GRE/GMAT scores are not required. The TOEFL may be waived for international applicants who have earned a bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, or Canada. All other applicants must submit a TOEFL/IELTS score.

Lasell's Sport Management graduate degree program offers four concentrations: Sport LeadershipSport Tourism and Hospitality ManagementParks and Recreation, and Athletic Administration.

Admission Requirements Checklist:

  1. Online application
  2. Official transcripts of all college-level coursework *
  3. A one-page personal statement describing your goals, strengths, and potential for achievement in graduate school
  4. Resume

A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is recommended for recent college graduates with fewer than 3 years of professional work experience.

*Materials should be submitted to MyPortal or emailed to gradinfo@lasell.edu:

The Office of Graduate Enrollment
Lasell University
1844 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 02466