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Master of Science: Sport Administration and Leadership


The Master of Science: Sport Administration and Leadership program will prepare students for administrative roles in the sports industry. The program offers courses that will help prepare you for a variety of roles in sports administration and allow you to become a leader in your field.

Master of Science: Sport Administration and Leadership graduates will be prepared to:

  • Evaluate processes and make appropriate recommendations for improvement within a sport management setting.
  • Articulate how marking and financial techniques can be applied to solve sport business problems.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of management and administrative practices related to planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and evaluating a sport organization.
  • Analyze overall policies and principles of operational management.
  • Defend thorough knowledge of designing, planning, operating, and maintaining sport facilities.
  • Analyze laws, legislations, and current legal issues in the sports industry.
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead a team or department effectively.
  • Apply management theories learned throughout the program to current sport programs.
  • Apply a comprehensive understanding of management and leadership in the sport industry.
  • Analyze best leadership practices from industry leaders.


Midland University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois, 60604-1411, (800) 621-7440, and the Department of Higher Education of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. Individual programs are accredited by the Nebraska State Board of Nursing, the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, and the Nebraska State Department of Education. Documentation of accreditation may be viewed upon request in the Office of the President.

100% Online

Earn your master’s degree online with 24/7 access to coursework. All classes are 100% online in an asynchronous modality.

Career Opportunities

A Master of Science: Sport Administration and Leadership degree can create opportunities to pursue careers including:

  • Athletic Director
  • Event Management
  • Athletic Administration
  • Facility Management
  • Sports Marketing & Communication
  • Operations


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