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OHIO's Sports Administration Programs
A national leader in graduate education for sports professionals

OHIO's Sports Administration Programs

Accredited Sports Administration Programs Designed to Fit Your Life and Career Goals

Ohio University is home to the world’s best programs for future leaders in sport. We have been leading in the world of sports business education for more than 50 years with more than 1,900 alumni working in every sector of sports business. We offer an in-person two year program in which students earn both an MBA and their Master of Sports Administration; a fully online, highly flexible Master of Athletic administration; and the nation’s No. 1 ranked Online Master of Sports Administration, which combines online courses with brief in-person residencies that help students build life-long connections in the industry. 

tailored learning options
online best sport management program — CollegeRank
years of world-leading sports business education
accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation

Choose the Right Sports Administration Program for You

Our range of Sports Admin degrees makes it easy to fit an advanced business degree into your life, ensuring you can meet your responsibilities while growing your career.

  • Master of Sports Administration (MSA) and MBA Dual Degree

    This two-year program combines the rigor of OHIO’s One-Year MBA program with the top-ranked MSA program. Through classroom and practical learning experiences, students are prepared for leadership positions in the sports industry. OHIO’s approach allows for knowledge building in the classroom and application with live clients and with sports organizations.

  • Online Master of Sports Administration

    OHIO's OMSA is designed for working sport professionals to advance their education without putting their career on hold. We offer several residency and experience options to ensure students have several opportunities to connect with alumni, faculty and other Sports Ad students during the program.

  • Online Master of Athletic Administration

    Ohio University’s Master of Athletic Administration online (MAA) program specializes in developing professionals for careers in athletic administration, specifically as interscholastic athletic directors. You’ll learn to infuse your passion for serving student-athletes into a career in athletic administration, as our online courses for athletic administration show you how to build highly efficient and supportive athletic departments.

Compare OHIO's Sports Administration Programs

Explore our sports administration programs to determine which is right for you. Whether you're a recent college graduate or an experienced sports professional interested in professional, collegiate or interscholastic sports, you’ll find a program you need with our College of Business.

 Dual MBA / MSAOnline MAAOnline MSA
Program Duration2 years 20 months (5 semesters)20 months (5 semesters)
Delivery FormatAthens CampusOnline + 1 weekend residencyOnline + residency/experience options
Part-Time or Full-TimeFull-TimePart-TimePart-Time
Ideal CandidateStudents interested in launching their career in sport who have 0-3 years’ work experience but have extensive internship or volunteer experience in sport.Students interested in becoming interscholastic athletic directors who currently have full-time positions in a K-12 environment.Students currently working in sports or a sports-related field who are interested in advancing their career in professional, collegiate, or a related sports field.
In-State Total Tuition$34,801*$17,220$29,808
Why Choose This Program?OHIO’s MBA/MSA has been ranked #1 in the world by SportBusiness 8 of the last 10 years. This prestigious program has launched the sports careers of countless industry leaders and has developed the top alumni network in its field. In addition to learning from top faculty, students acquire hands on experience in Ohio University’s athletics department and at some of the most exciting sports events in the country.The Online MAA is among the few programs designed specifically to prepare you to become an interscholastic athletic director. Its online format provides you the flexibility you need to complete the program, regardless of where you are in your athletic season.The Online MSA was built at the birthplace of sports management. This #1-ranked program is designed for sports professionals who are looking to move up. Faculty work closely with students to develop their knowledge and skills in the sports industry, and are supportive even through the busiest times of their season.

*Most students in the Dual MBA/MSA program accept graduate assistantships that go toward lowering tuition costs.

I chose Ohio University because of its top-ranked sports management program. The rigorous academic curriculum coupled with real-world application and the most distinguished alumni network in the industry make the OHIO PMSA program simply the best in sports business. —Chad Brinker Pro Scout, Green Bay Packers

Earn the professional growth you deserve

With a degree in sports administration or athletic administration from Ohio University, you will not only have the new skills you need to lead in the world of sport – you’ll also join a Bobcat network that spans the globe with alumni working in countless organizations across professional, intercollegiate and interscholastic athletics as well as corporate sports organizations, sports media, and sports entertainment. 

More than 85 percent of our 1,400 graduates are employed in key positions across the sports industry.

In addition, our Business Academic Advising & Career Services center offers a variety of expert, personalized career services specifically for business students and alumni. With OHIO's Career Acceleration Team (GradCAT), you will also have access to four months of support from a dedicated team that includes a personal career coach, a branding expert and a career concierge. Our alumni benefit from a proprietary technology platform and one free coaching session each year – for life.

Benefit from OHIO's Quality and Value

When you choose Ohio University, you're choosing a school that has been consistently recognized for providing a top-notch education, no matter the modality. Ohio University is consistently ranked in the top 2% of American public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Our PMSA and MBA/MSA Dual Degree have consistently been ranked the #1 online postgraduate sport business program in the world by SportBusiness Group.

Our Sports Administration programs are accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA), a specialized accrediting body that promotes and recognizes excellence in sport management education in colleges at the baccalaureate and graduate levels.