Temple University's Bachelor of Science in Sport & Recreation Management and Master of Science in Sport Business are two of the largest and most distinguished programs of their kind in the nation. The newly developed Executive Master of Science in Sport Business is an 100% online program tailored to the needs of mid-to-senior level professionals with 5+ years of industry experience.
Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) is home to some of the nation's most distinguished and
industry-connected faculty, giving students the opportunity to work with the field's leading sport business experts. With an innovative, specialized curriculum and experience-based approach, graduates from STHM are some of the most highly recruited professionals in the field.
The Bachelor of Science in Sport & Recreation Management and the Master of Science in Sport Business programs at the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management are two of the largest and oldest programs of their kind in the United States. Based in Philadelphia, the programs are supported by a city with a long sporting tradition, which gives students and graduates boundless opportunities for hands-on experience in professional sport, college athletics and recreation.
The School recently developed the Executive Master of Science in Sport Business, an 100% online program tailored to the needs of mid-to-senior level professionals with 5+ years of experience. This executive master’s degree is integrated with the Fox School of Business Online MBA.
PhD in Business Administration with a Concentration in Sport and Tourism - Campus
Temple University offers a PhD in Business Administration with a concentration in Sport
and Tourism. This program builds on the strength of two schools, the Fox School of Business and the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM), which is home to the sport and recreation management faculty. Students take the core PhD in Business Administration curriculum in the Fox School of Business while working on their
sport and tourism concentration with the faculty in STHM.
Executive Master’s Degree in Sport Business - Online
The Executive Master of Science in Sport Business is a flexible online
program tailored to the needs of mid-to-senior level sport business
professionals with 5+ years of experience. STHM developed this new program to
meet the needs of today’s fast-paced sport industry. This 100% online executive
master’s degree is powered by the Fox School of Business Online MBA.
All content is available 24/7 in a mobile-friendly format, in addition to live
weekly classes that enable engagement with faculty and students. The weekly
sessions integrate discussion and project-based learning activities in which
students break into small groups to solve authentic problems faced by today’s
sport business leaders.
Master’s Degree in Sport Business - Campus
The goal of the Master of Science (MS) in Sport Business is to produce talented, quantitatively-minded, trend-savvy managers for areas of professional sport management, athletics administration, stadium and venue management, recreation and event management, and sport analytics. Combining cutting-edge theory with a hands-on approach, the master’s program allows students to engage the most critical issues within the industry and to apply practical skills to solve problems creatively. The program offers a comprehensive
core curriculum that serves as a critical springboard for students to engage industry-driven concentrations
that allow students to specialize in key areas if interest.
- Athletics Administration
- Recreation & Event Management
- Sport Analytics
- Sport Marketing & Promotions
Bachelor’s Degree in Sport and Recreation Management - Campus
The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Sport and Recreation Management prepares students interested in sport and recreation careers in the private/commercial sector, public recreation and park agencies, professional sports, athletics, youth sport agencies, voluntary agencies, campus services, armed forces, and corporate/industrial settings. The undergraduate curriculum combines innovative business theory with a hands-on approach that includes two required internship experiences and over 250 hours of required
sport industry-related volunteering, which makes the graduates some of the most highly recruited professionals in the field.
- Sport Governance & Policy
- Sport Marketing & Promotions
- Event Leadership
||Manager of Community Affairs & Foundation
|In my online search for ‘best Sport & Rec grad program,’ Temple’s Master of Science in Sport Business program kept popping up. My choice was simple when I asked friends and mentors about the best place to pursue my master’s and they said: ‘Temple University” without hesitation. The graduate curriculum combines universally-valued business skills and best-practices that are unique to the sport industry. The professors are the field’s leading experts and encourage independent creativity as well as group success. This program takes a holistic and realistic approach to studying the sport and recreation business that helped prepare me for both the day-to-day decision making I do in my work as well as the fast-paced change that is characteristic of sport. I was able to take the tools I developed in business management, marketing, finance, legal issues, and consumer behavior into my current position with a professional franchise. The relationships I formed while attending STHM have continued to help aid me in my career path.
||Vice President of Business Development
|Growing up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, I have always had a passion for the sport industry. The courses and internships I had while in the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management helped launch my career as Director of Marketing and Sales for the Philadelphia Eagles. While with the Eagles, I was able maintain the franchise’s financial successes by developing sponsorships and by cultivating strong ties with the Philadelphia community. While it was tough to leave my hometown, the opportunity to take my career to the next level and to apply the skills I acquired at Temple in an executive management position was one I could not pass up. And, here I am today with the Arizona Cardinals.
No matter where your career in sport and recreation takes you, Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management and the city of Philadelphia are great places to start.