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Welcome to the center of the sports universe.

Sports Management

Columbia University is home to the only sports management graduate program in the Ivy League. The Master of Science in Sports Management features a leading-edge, market-driven curriculum along with unparalleled access to sports industry leaders and experts. The program takes advantage of Columbia’s New York City setting by providing extensive industry networking, internship, and employment opportunities across a wide variety of sports.

Why Columbia? 

In A League of Our Own

Your Columbia. Your City. Your Faculty. Your Curriculum

Your Columbia.

Earn a degree from one of the top universities in the world.

Your City.

Expand your network through direct access to industry events, gatherings, panels, and speakers, drawing on the abundant resources of our faculty, Columbia University, and New York City – The center of the Sports Universe.

Your Faculty.

Learn from successful industry practitioners and leaders in all areas of the sports industry.

Your Curriculum.

Acquire practical, leading-edge, market-influenced strategies and skills through a best-in-class curriculum in areas including digital sports media, sports analytics, business intelligence, sports entrepreneurship and innovation, global sports management, sports marketing, athlete activism & social justice, finance, sponsorship sales and activation, negotiations, facility and event management, sports law and ethics, and intercollegiate athletics.

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Fast Facts

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Growth The value of the North American professional sports industry is projected to increase to over $80 billion by 2022 (PwC Sports Outlook, 2018).
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Opportunity Students complete internships and special projects with organizations including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, FC Bayern Munich, and ESPN.
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Access Columbia University’s location in the center of the sports world leads to abundant opportunities in the field of Sports Management.
Program Options
Program Option Required Experience Course Formats Time Commitment
Master of Science (full-time)

Professional experience or interest in the sports industry


1-1½ years

Internship or Integrative Project

Master of Science (part-time)

Professional experience or interest in the sports industry


2-4 years

Internship or Integrative Project

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Learn more about Sports Management at Columbia University's School of Professional Studies or contact the program admissions counselor.

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As admission to our program is highly competitive, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Learn more about the application process, deadlines, and requirements.

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