Master's in Sport Management

Online 36 credit hours * 24 months

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*if using financial aid

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Program Highlights & Benefits

Acquire leading-edge know-how through our unique curriculum.

Learn from successful industry practitioners.

Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills through an in-depth understanding of sport marketing, finance, intercollegiate athletics, facility and event management, sport ethics, global sports, and digital media in sport.

Leverage and apply your skills and knowledge in a practical setting through internship opportunities.


Recent graduates in sport management or other programs looking to enhance their skills and experiences in the sport industry, and those who wish to begin or further their career in sport management, administration, or coaching.

What You Learn

Students learn the business of sport, including management, leadership, and operational skills that will prepare students for opportunities in the sport and recreation industry.  The curriculum, dedicated faculty, and experiential learning, enable students to develop content knowledge in several contexts, professional dispositions, ethical-decision making, reflective thinking, and written and oral communication skills.

How You Learn

This unique program offers students learning experiences in a variety of formats, including face-to-face courses, blended hybrid courses, and fully online courses.  Students outside the Des Moines area can also attend the face-to-face courses remotely.  Experiential learning in sport management is crucial to students gaining or expanding their experience in sport and refining career intentions. At Grand View, we have developed relationships with organizations that provide multiple internship opportunities in the Des Moines community and beyond, as well as graduate assistantships in a variety of fields.

Career Outcomes

Grand View’s M.S. in Sport Management program prepares students for managerial positions in sport organizations, including marketing, event management, or communications positions for professional sport teams or leagues, collegiate athletic administration and coaching, or positions in a wide range of private and public sport and recreation organizations.  Individuals who complete the MSSM degree, and have a valid coaching authorization, are also able to apply for authorization to hold an active role as an Athletic/Activities administrator in the state of Iowa. Grand View’s MSSM degree meets the requirements set by the Iowa State Board of Educational Examiners, allowing individuals who do not have a teaching degree to become Authorized Athletics/Activities Administrators.

Degree Requirements

BSGR 510Evidence-based Practice3
BSGR 516Governance in Sport Management3
BSGR 517Sport Law and Ethics3
BSGR 536Sport Communication3
BSGR 555Financial Management3
BSGR 576Sport Brand Management3
BSGR 577Professional Franchise and College Sport Operations3
BSGR 585Organizational Behavior and Leadership in Sport3
BSGR 587Management of Sporting Events3
BSGR 588Sport Marketing and Sponsorship3
BSGR 596Critical Issues in Sport3
BSGR 596Internship3
 Total Credit Hours:36
Please Note:

This course outline is tentative and is subject to change. Courses may be offered in a different order than outlined above.