MBA in Sport Management
Going Beyond the Business of Sport - On Campus or Fully Online MBA Sport Program
Florida’s original AACSB-accredited MBA - Sport Management degree program is offered both through on-campus classes in Boca Raton, Florida and online classes that can be taken from anywhere in the world.
The Florida Atlantic University (FAU) MBA - Sport Management degree program is committed to producing top-notch managers and executives who are practitioner-oriented and are educationally, professionally, and ethically sound.
The MBA - Sport Management at Florida Atlantic University began its first full year of operation in August, 2000 with the hiring of its first full-time Director, Jim Riordan. Since its inception, most of the program's graduates are employed in permanent, and/or full-time sport and/or entertainment industry positions.
The MBA in Sport Management On-Campus program begins fall and spring semester at the Boca Raton Campus, Tuesday and Thursday nights .
- Spring 2019 On-Campus starts: January 15, 2019
- Fall 2019 On-Campus starts: August 20, 2019
The MBA in Sport Management Online program begins each summer, fall, and, spring semester.
- Spring 2019 Online starts: January 12, 2019
- Summer 2019 Online Starts: May 25, 2019
- Fall 2019 Online starts: August 20, 2019
MBA- Sport Management at a Glance...
The MBA - Sport Management degree program combines a superior, rigorous graduate business curriculum with a specialization module that emphasizes the business of sport. Classes are offered both on-campus in Boca Raton, Florida and online. The program is practitioner oriented and students will be expected to participate in out-of-classroom practical experiences at local and regional sport and/or entertainment entities. Please make note of the following guidelines regarding Florida Atlantic University's MBA - Sport Management program:
- MBA - Sport Management students may not be employed outside of the sport industry during their tenure in the program.
- Students taking classes on-campus must be continually employed or involved with internships throughout their tenure in the program. Students enrolled in the online version of the program are ENCOURAGED BUT NOT REQUIRED to work full-time, part-time or have a current internship. The value of the MBA - Sport Management degree will increase and the overall MBA experience will be enhanced if the student is involved with the industry on a practical and applied basis. All internships and sport-related employment are subject for approval by the program director.
- MBA - Sport Management does not offer a thesis/track option.
- Sport management courses are only available to MBA - Sport Management students.
- Students must be able to have full-time access to the Internet via a home or wireless connection.
The mission of this program is the training and development of individuals who possess the ability to undertake and complete the rigors of a high-quality, graduate-level business program, for a career in the management and administration of the sport industry. Practical application of learned classroom knowledge is required and will be attained through internship and practical experiences during and after the students’ classroom tenure at FAU.
The primary objective of the FAU MBA - Sport Management is to train and develop the Sport executive and administrator of the 21st century. A means of attaining that goal will be the instilling of basic and advanced theories and techniques in the disciplines of management, marketing, finance, economics, and accounting. The FAU MBA - Sport Management is committed to producing top-notch managers and executives who are practitioner-oriented and are educationally, professionally and ethically sound.
Application Deadline for On-Campus Program (last day interviews will be done):
- Spring - The application review process (including interviews) for Spring 2019 on-campus program closes December 15, 2018.
- Fall - The application review process (including interviews) for Fall 2019 on-campus
program closes July 15, 2019.
References and Letters of Recommendation are not accepted.
Application Deadline for Online Program:
- Spring - The application review process for Spring 2019 online program closes January 3, 2019.
- Summer - The application review process for Summer 2019 online program closes May 15, 2019.
- Fall - The application review process for Fall 2019 online program closes August 10, 2019.
FAU MBA Sport reserves the right to change posted Application Deadlines without prior notice.
ESPN 106.3 FM Interview with Dr. Riordan