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OHIO’s Master of Sports Administration program ranks top 2 in the world by SportBusiness for 11th consecutive year

For the 11th year running, Ohio University’s Master of Sports Administration program has been named in the world’s top two postgraduate sports management degrees for 2022 by SportBusiness, an international sports business intelligence service.

Since the publication’s inception in 2012, the Master of Sports Administration has ranked in the top two programs in the world, having ranked first in 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020 and 2021.

"We are very proud of our performance in SportBusiness’s global post-graduate Master of Sports Administration rankings. Over their 11 years conducting the survey, we have been fortunate to finish as the top ranked program eight times, and never out of the top two,” said Matthew Cacciato, Executive Director of the AECOM Center for Sports Administration and Graduate Director of the Masters of Sports Administration Program. “Most importantly, our students, faculty, alumni and partner AECOM Center for Sports Administration remain confident we are upholding the reputation we have earned as the first program established in 1966. We look forward to learning from this year’s survey results and working hard to maintain our place as the premier program in the world."

Founded in 1966, OHIO’s Master of Sports Administration degree is the oldest sports management degree in the world and prepares students for multiple roles in the sports industry. Students complete a full-time, two-year program that is combined with an MBA program housed in the College of Business.

OHIO Master of Sports Administration students participate extensively in experiential opportunities with OHIO’s Athletics department, as well as with numerous outside sports organizations, often provided by alumni and friends of the program. The opportunities range across the entire sports ecosystem and include teams, leagues, media data insights/analytics, facilities, and live events at all levels.

The College of Business also offers students opportunities to grow their knowledge and experience in sports administration through the Bachelor of Sports Management program, an online Master of Athletic Administration, as well as professional development through the AECOM Center for Sports Administration education, which offers the first-ever sports gambling education professional certification. The College of Business’ Department of Sports Administration also offers the Professional Master of Sports Administration (PMSA) online to experienced professionals around the country who are currently working in sport business, such as Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Tim Mayza, who earned his Professional Master of Sports Administration last year.

Since the program began over 55 years ago, nearly 2,000 students have graduated from the Master of Sports Administration program and have secured sports administration roles all over the country.

The program prefers to keep its class size smaller to ensure a manageable faculty to student ratio. There are 10 full-time faculty in the program. The cohort for the upcoming academic year is 35. The program typically sees up to 160 applicants.

The SportBusiness rankings are based on surveys completed by course leaders and alumni of the programs.

For more information about the 2022 SportBusiness Postgraduate Course Ranking, visit here.  

October 20, 2022
Macklin Caruso