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Master advanced knowledge and skills needed for a career leading the business side of athletics

Master of Business Administration - Athletic Administration

Quick Facts

Total Credit Hours: 36-37
Time to Completion: 24 months*
Tuition: $548 per credit hour**

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Master of Business Administration - Athletic Administration

Touchdowns. Dunks. Goals. In the world of sports, the action on the field is only half the story. Behind the scenes can be as riveting as every team in every league is powered by a group of business professionals who help lead their team to success.

Prepare for a career in business

  • Flexible online classes with 24/7 access
  • 7-week courses
  • Accredited by IACBE

online-mba-athleticadmin-sm.jpgHusson is the only university in Maine offering this fully online graduate program. In our Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, you'll study business theory through the prism of athletic administration, enabling you to lead change management, strategic planning, and policy-making initiatives for teams and athletic organizations as you build a career in sports administration.

You'll be taught by expert faculty who are eager to connect with you 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. If you love sports and want to be part of this world, you can take the lead with an MBA with a concentration in Athletic Administration and hit a home run.

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Why Husson Online

Start When You’re Ready

Multiple start dates and no set class times or locations


Experiential Learning

Gain even more real-world experience


Personalized Academic Support

Reach your goals with our online support services


Accredited Programs

All of our programs meet standards for quality


Career Outlook

Job Growth. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts growth for all athletic business occupations through 2029 with perhaps the largest growth in the overall management of sports media. 

Diverse Opportunities: In the field of Athletic Administration, you can find a career as finance managers, administrators, marketers, owners and operators of health fitness centers. Also, there’s a proliferation of streaming video, allowing sports and games to develop international audiences which requires negotiating media rights and more.

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An affordable education to help you increase your earnings potential


Financial Aid

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Transfer Credit

Earn up to 90 credits toward your degree


Courses you will take:

With our MBA with a concentration in Athletic Administration, you'll take a minimum of 36 credit hours with courses that span key topics central to all organizations: finance, communications, risk management, global strategic management, legal issues and more. Reach out today if you’d like more information or if you would like to speak with an enrollment counselor. 

2022 Start Dates

May 9, July 5

Fall, Term 1
September 5

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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

*Based on a student taking 6 credit hours per semester **Rate effective May 1, 2022. All rates subject to change. Please see Cost and Aid for more information.

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Peabody Hall
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Bangor, Maine 04401