Sport Leadership Degree: A Closer Look

Sport Leadership Degree: A Closer Look

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The global sports industry continues to grow at a rapid pace. According to Plunkett Research, the sports industry is more than a $500-billion-dollar business domestically and an estimated $1.5-trillion-dollar industry across the global market. As a result, there is a growing need for skilled leaders within the sports industry. The MS – Sport Leadership degree program at Johnson & Wales University is designed to equip graduates with the knowledge, skills, and competencies required to become an ethical, socially-conscious global leader.

Legendary football coach Vince Lombardi once stated, “Leaders are made, they are not born.” Courses within this sport leadership master’s program are uniquely designed to optimize one’s leadership capabilities through a variety of unique learning opportunities.

The MS – Sport Leadership will help prepare you for today’s rapidly changing sports climate. Whether you want to be a leader in a professional sports organization, a sports and entertainment venue, or an athletic department, you will be prepared to take on any leadership role across the broad spectrum of the global sports industry.

What Courses Do Sport Leadership Students Take?

The Master of Science – Sport Leadership is a 10-course, 45-credit program for individuals interested in advancing within the sports industry. Courses within this unique graduate degree examine the social and business issues that are critical to sport leadership. Graduates will acquire the skills and knowledge needed to seek leadership positions in all facets of the sports industry.

Students enrolled in this program will take courses like:

  • Sports and Entertainment Venues & Events, Development and Management
  • Finance and Revenue Generation in Sport
  • Global Issues in Sport Leadership
  • Contemporary Leadership Strategies in Sport
  • And More

What is the best aspect of the program?

Perhaps the fact all courses are taught by distinguished faculty with relevant industry experience. Core leadership courses within the program include Effective Leadership, Global Issues in Sport Leadership, Contemporary Leadership Strategies in Sport, Effective Communication Strategies in Sport, and Diversity and Social Responsibility in Sport. All courses are rooted in practical application of leadership theory.

Let’s not forget about the money! The business dynamic of the sports industry is also integrated into the DNA of program as students also take classes focused on revenue generation, such as Finance and Revenue Generation in Sport and Advanced Marketing Methods in Sport.

What Career Opportunities are Available to Sport Leadership Graduates?

The exciting aspect for individuals seeking jobs within the sports industry is the continual growth!

Where there is growth there is opportunity. Graduates of the Sport Leadership Master of Science degree program are prepared to enter into leadership positions within the trillion-dollar global sports industry. The global sports industry encompasses a variety of employment areas that include but are not limited to:

  • Sports marketing
  • Sports events
  • Sports Equipment and Apparel
  • Sports Sponsorships
  • Professional Sports
  • Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Sports Facilities and Venues
  • Sport Recreation
  • Sports Media
  • Sports Tourism and Adventure

Want to learn more about earning your Master of Science – Sport Leadership degree online with JWU College of Online Education? For more information, complete the “Request Info” form on this page or call 855-JWU-1881.

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