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Master of Science in Business

Sports Management

Unlike other Sports Management programs, Carthage developed this with insights from experts in their field to create a demand facing approach to programs across the midwest. 

The Sports Management track in Carthage’s growing MSc program teaches students effective management strategies through the lens of sports. Input from more than 20 senior executives in professional basketball, hockey, baseball, and esports shaped the curriculum, ensuring that graduates’ skills will align with hiring preferences.

Besides courses tailored to the unique world of sports, this new option overlaps with the Business Design and Innovation track. That gives students a firm grasp of core business principles like emotional intelligence and cross-functional team management. 

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Sports Management Track

Sports Management prepares graduates to:

  • Use effective management strategies.
  • Develop skills that top industry leaders suggest to align with hiring preferences. 
  • Grasp core business principles like emotional intelligence and cross-functional team management.


Earn your master’s degree in 10 months

Carthage’s Sports Management track is delivered cohort-style, and allows students to earn their master’s degree in just 10 months:

  • August-December: 6 foundational courses
  • August-May: 8 intensive weekend courses
  • January: Experiential Learning
  • February-April: 5 Sports Management courses
  • May: Capstone Project

Over these 10 months, students participate in eight intensive weekend courses. These weekend courses will feature visiting scholars and guest lecturers including Carthage faculty and other prominent local, regional, national, and international experts.

How to Apply

Before candidates may be considered for admission, they must submit:

  • An application, personal statement, and application fee
  • Official transcripts of all college work
  • An up-to-date resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • GRE or GMAT test scores (recommended, but not required)
  • Interview with the Program Director

Craig Leipold“We pulled together the best courses for skills needed in the sports industry.”

Craig Leipold, Owner and Governor of the Minnesota Wild


Contact Us

To learn more about the Master of Science in Business, Sports Management Track, including financial aid options available to you, contact: