The primary mission of the Master in Business Administration with a concentration in sport business is to meet the needs of the active sport business professional. The curriculum is designed to provide core MBA courses supplemented with specialized courses that apply certain business concepts to the sport industry. The Saint Leo University MBA sport business concentration is accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA). This new accreditation was first available in 2010. The program in one of only two master's-level programs in the nation to earn accreditation in the first year available.
Expected Program Outcomes
As a result of successfully completing the Sport Business Specialization, the graduate will be expected to:
Exhibit key knowledge of core sport business management functions.
Be proficient in analyzing and resolving complex business problems so as to enable a sport organization to thrive in a dynamic marketplace.
Demonstrate abilities in oral and written business communication for the sport industry.
Serve as an effective team member and leader in work partnerships and cross-functional collaborative efforts.
Make ethical business decisions within the context of a diverse set of stakeholders and in an economically responsible manner.
Recognize the business implications of the new economy and apply widely used Internet and PC-based computer technologies to sport business management issues.
Note on internship elective: It is strongly recommended that students currently not working in the sport industry, or students looking to make a career change within the sport industry, take SPB 597 as an elective over and above the required courses for the MBA sport business concentration.