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Master of Business Administration - Athletic Administration

Total Credit Hours: 36-37 | Time to Completion: 24 months* | Tuition: $532 per credit hour**

Touchdowns. Dunks. Goals. In the world of sports, the action on the field is only half the story. Behind the scenes, every team in every league is powered by a group of business professionals who help lead their team to success. Finance managers, administrators, marketers, lawyers and more all work tirelessly to bring in revenue and make it so the players on their team can do what they do best.

If you love sports and want to be part of this world, you can take the lead with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in athletic administration. Husson is the only university in Maine offering this graduate program: you'll be able to study online at your convenience as you learn the skills to power your favorite team.

With our MBA with a concentration in Athletic Administration, you'll take courses that span key topics central to all organizations: finance, accounting, human resources, and legal. As in our traditional MBA program, you'll study business theory, but here it's through the prism of athletic administration, enabling you to lead change management, strategic planning, and policy-making initiatives for teams and athletic organizations so you build a career in sports administration.

You'll be taught by an expert faculty who are eager to connect with you, empower your education, and provide guidance every step of the way as you learn how teams and organizations navigate the sports industry’s unique economic, political, legal and marketing challenges.

Sound like a homerun? Then view the online MBA with a concentration in Athletic Administration degree course map below. If you need more information, reach out to us today or speak to an advisor.


*Based on a student taking 6-12 credit hours per semester **All rates subject to change

Course Map


BA 500 MBA Fundamentals*: 1
BA 600 Research Methods: 3
BA 601 Managerial Economics: 3
BA 602 Managerial Accounting: 3
BA 605 Management Communications: 3
BA 625 Global Strategic Management: 3
BA 643 Strategic Change Management: 3

*Required for students with undergraduate degrees in fields other than business.

Choose one of the following:

BA 620 Financial Management: 3
BA 703 Financial Management in Healthcare Organizations: 3


BA 725 Strategic Management & Leadership in Athletics: 3
BA 726 Information Management in Athletics: 3
BA 727 Legal Issues & Risk Management in Athletics: 3
BA 728 Governance & Policy in Athletics: 3
BA 730 Athletic Administration Graduate-Directed Practicum: 3