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Master of Business Administration with Sport Management Emphasis


credit hours

(complete in two years)


per credit hour

(as little as $21,420)

50+ Years

of producing high-quality MBA graduates

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Program Overview

The MBA in sport management program starts by teaching graduate students advanced business principles in finance, operations, human resource management, information systems, and ethics, providing important skills needed to manage and lead in business.

Then students learn how to apply what they’ve learned in the context of athletics. The coursework provides students with commercial law-related topics (like contract negotiation); financial accounting principles, including budgeting techniques; and marketing strategies tailored to different levels, from colleges to international sports organizations.

Lynchburg’s Dedication to Academic Quality

Big opportunities are born in small classes. This philosophy applies to our online programs as well. We limit the size of our online classes intentionally, so you’ll have better access to faculty and other resources. Our faculty are experts, teachers, and mentors. Your courses are not taught by graduate assistants, but by the same expert, full-time faculty who teach on campus at the University of Lynchburg.

We don't outsource your education to third parties with no expertise — we handle all aspects in house!

Application Deadlines

Summer: May 1

Fall: July 31

Spring: Nov. 30

  • Business Core

  • Sport emphasis

Sport Management Emphasis

With these courses, you’ll build on the advanced core principles of business by developing critical knowledge and skills specifically related to sport management:

  • Sociocultural Issues in Sports
  • Sport Facility and Event Management
  • Sport Sales and Marketing
  • Sport Law

Program Admission

Application Process

  • Complete the online application.
  • Submit an official transcript from the college or university where your bachelor’s degree was awarded.
  • Submit an essay.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation.
  • Submit official GMAT or GRE scores with a minimum GMAT equivalent score requirement of 400. This requirement is waived for applicants with a 3.0 cumulative undergraduate grade-point average.

Financial AId

Financial aid and loans are available to help you finance your graduate education. Learn more at our graduate financial aid page.

Career Growth and Opportunities

The sports industry has grown dramatically in the past decade and promises to continue to expand (5-11% growth through 2029). This MBA will prepare you for jobs in sales, marketing and promotion, community sports, sports information, academic student services, and development in intercollegiate sports. Graduates of the MBA in sport management program may seek employment in a variety of settings and sport business segments. Here are just a few of them:

Sport management:

Amateur and recreational sports

Scholastic sports

Intercollegiate sports

Professional sports

Elite and international sports

Sport business:

Sports promotion and marketing

Facilities and event management

Manufacturing and marketing of sporting goods

Sports media and communication

Sport revenue manager

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Contact us

David Murphy, PhD, CPA

Professor of Accounting
Director of the MBA Program


Daniel Hedrick, EdD
Asst. Professor of Sport Management
Chair, Sport Management Department


Savannah Cook

Director, Graduate Programs



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