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MBA / MSA Dual Degree

Proud to be recognized among the best in the field by SportBusiness Professional.

Master of Sports Administration and Master of Business Administration Dual Degree

Why Choose OHIO's MBA/MSA?

We're #1 in graduate sports business education. Need more reasons?

OHIO's MBA/MSA dual-degree is consistently ranked one of the best in the world. Why? We prepare you for leadership positions by combining the academically rigorous MBA program with the sport-specific knowledge of the MSA program. This program addresses the growing complexity of the sports, facility and entertainment industries, and helps you develop essential skills in communication, collaboration, and teamwork.

  • Curriculum — Our MBA/MSA combination is unbeatable in preparing students for careers in the sport industry. We use a problem-based learning style, combining classroom and practical experience.
  • SAFM Alumni Network—More than 85 percent of our 1,400 graduates are employed in key positions within intercollegiate athletics, professional sports, public assembly facilities, sports tours, motor sports, corporate sports organizations, sports media, and the entertainment industries.
  • Practical Learning Opportunities—Learning also take places outside the classroom as students work on class projects, such as our annual MSA capstone course in New York City.
  • International Diversity—The program’s reputation has grown on both the national and international levels, attracting students from all over the world.
  • COSMA Accredited—Our undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA).

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Tuition and Fees

The MBA/MSA dual-degree program will prepare you for leadership positions in the growing sport and entertainment industries. The dual-degree combines the business curriculum of the MBA program with the specific concepts and challenges of the sport industry.

  Ohio Resident Non-Resident
Full Program Tuition & Fees $33,676 $53,656
University Fees $1,125 $1,125

Tuition and fees are for estimating purposes and are subject to change. 
Pending Board of Trustees' approval. 

*Additional fees include health insurance and legal fees but may be waived if proof of coverage is shown; required of international students.

Graduate Assistantships

A portion of tuition and fees may be covered by graduate assistantships (GAs) both years. For the MSA year, the AECOM Center for Sports Administration assists students in securing GAs that can cover most of the cost of tuition in addition to providing a monthly stipend in order to cover other costs. 

Graduate assistantships for MSA students are intended to provide industry relevant experience. Over the years, students have worked with Ohio Athletics, Ohio IMG Sports & Entertainment Properties, local sports organizations, or within the AECOM Center for Sports Administration and other COB departments.

Financial Aid

Financial aid for graduate study (regardless of discipline) is available in the form of student loans. To begin the loan application process, you need to complete and submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The school code for Ohio University is 003100.

To learn more about loans, scholarships and grants, visit Ohio University's Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships. Another good resource is The College Board.

35%
students are female
65%
students are male
26
average age of program students
10%
international students

What We're Looking For

  • Regionally-accredited bachelor's degree
  • A few years of work experience, preferably in the sport industry
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • Diverse undergraduate degrees and backgrounds
  • GMAT/GRE requirement currently waived due to COVID-19

The two-year MBA/MSA program prepares students for leadership positions by combining the business teaching of OHIO's MBA program with sport-specific knowledge from the MSA program. This degree combination recognizes the growing complexity of the sports, facility and entertainment industries, and reinforces Ohio University's commitment to preparing students for the leadership challenges of the future.