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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.

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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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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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