Temple University's Bachelor of Science in Sport & Recreation Management and Master of Science in Sport Business provide students with endless opportunities for hands-on experience in professional sport, college athletics and recreation. The 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 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 well prepared for a career in the sport industry. The Bachelor of Science in Sport & Recreation Management and the Master of Science in Sport Business programs are based in Philadelphia, 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 Executive Master of Science in Sport Business is an 100% online program developed to meet the needs of mid-to senior level professionals with 5+ years of experience. This executive master’s degree is integrated with Online MBA program at the Fox School of Business.
Bachelor of Science 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. Concentrations Sport Governance & Policy Sport Marketing & Promotions Event Leadership
Master of Science 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 interested.
Concentrations Athletics Administration Recreation & Event Management Sport Analytics Sport Marketing & Promotions
Executive Master of Science 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. PhD in Business Administration with a Concentration in Sport and Tourism - Campus
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
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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.