Sports is a microcosm of society and the world. Etown's Graduate Certificate in Sports Management will help students develop an awareness of business and leadership careers in sports and athletics. Focus will be on setting personal goals to discern career paths, start and improve careers and network with professionals in a variety of areas (local, state, regional, national, international) and in various professional settings (public and private).
Careers in the competitive, multi-billion dollar sports industry rely on ethical leaders who have developed specific workplace and personal values along with various leadership, communication and organizational skills. This program is designed for students to gain the knowledge and experience needed to work successfully in multiple roles across the sports industry.
This 12-credit certificate includes four online courses which can be completed in as little as one year. The certificate can also be stacked into Etown's 36-credit Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Strategic Leadership (MSL) .
Students who complete the Sports Management certificate are eligible to apply for the Registered Athletic Administrator credential through the NIAAA. In addition, students with two years of Athletic Director experience can become eligible for the Certified Athletic Administrator certification exam.
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Credits Required: 12
- 10% Alumni Scholarship
- 10% Affinity Partner Scholarship
Tuition and fees are reviewed and subject to change annually.
- Apply strategic leadership decision-making and ethics related to sport business.
- Analyze social, cultural, and political influences on sport business.
- Evaluate sport program administration, philosophy, standards, policies and procedures.
- Develop an understanding of sport administration communication, networking, and marketing.
- Examine personal, interpersonal, and team-based skills and competencies.
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A certificate in Sports Management opens various pathways for students in organizations including K-12 schools, national and international sports associations, colleges and universities, and sport agencies.
Careers in Sports Management
Average salaries for careers in the United States according to Payscale.com
Sports Talent Manager - $117,300
Contract Manager - $80,000
Athletic Director - $60,000
Sports Agent - $58,000
Athletic Coach - $43,000
Fitness Manager - $43,000
Sports Event Coordinator - $41,000
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