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Master's (MS) in Sports Business

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The Master’s (MS) in Sports Business offered by the NYU SPS Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport is a 36-credit, sports business master’s program that integrates business theory and sports management insights and techniques to prepare you for a wide range of sports business jobs—from sports administration and sports marketing to sports public relations and sports law. Students from across the US and around the world choose the MS in Sports Business, which was ranked #16 globally in the 2020 SportsBusiness Postgraduate Rankings, because it is based in NYC—the sports capital of the world—yet provides a distinctly global perspective. In addition, they know that earning their Master’s in Sports Business degree at NYU, opens the door to limitless opportunity.

Degree Advantage

  • Ranked #16 globally in the 2020 SportsBusiness Postgraduate Rankings
  • Curriculum that provides a comprehensive understanding of the many facets of sports business
  • Focus areas that offer numerous career paths
  • Electives that afford the opportunity to explore emerging sports business industry topics
  • Study abroad opportunities in global sports cities
  • Internships at sports teams, leagues, sports media outlets, and sports marketing firms
  • Unsurpassed professional networking opportunities
  • Ability to earn your degree full- or part-time
  • Can be completed in as little as 12 months

Curriculum and Degree Requirements

Authoritative curriculum information can be found exclusively in the University Bulletin. All other content, including this web-page, is for informational purpose only. You can find the curriculum for this program on this page of the Bulletin.

Explore Graduate Opportunities at NYU SPS

Join an upcoming online session to learn more about our graduate degree programs including the MS in Sports Business. As an attendee of an Explore Graduate Opportunities at NYU SPS session, you will meet members of our team and have the opportunity to ask questions about the program and application process.

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Who Should Earn the Master’s in Sports Business?

If you have a passion for sports and a keen interest in the related business and promotional functions that support it, the MS in Sports Business can provide the knowledge and skills to prepare you for the momentous changes and growth this industry is experiencing. Those interested in pursuing careers in sports media, sports law, sports marketing and PR, sports operations and leadership, sports tech, or sports analytics and research, will find a wealth of opportunities to gain the expertise needed to succeed.


Learn From Sports Business Industry Professionals

Tisch Institute faculty members are highly accomplished professionals with years of experience in their areas of expertise. They are deeply committed to your success and share their knowledge, insights, and industry connections to ensure that you are well prepared for the challenges and opportunities ahead. Their research and analysis focuses on a wide range of topics, enriching classroom discussion and enhancing every aspect of your studies.

Expand Your Horizons Through Study Abroad

The Tisch Institute affords students the opportunity to travel the world and gain a deeper understanding of the cultural, financial, political, and social forces that are  driving the growth of the sports industry as a key influencer and as a catalyst for change. Tisch Institute study abroad opportunities are incredibly informative and amazingly fun! You’ll meet people from all walks of life who share your passion for sports, and you will learn about the complex business operations behind the games, matches, teams, and leagues.

Gain Professional Connections Critical for Your Career

The MS in Sports Business offers incredible networking opportunities with sports business executives, sports media influencers and marketers, and experts in sports law, among other key sectors. The Tisch Institute’s advisory board includes Val Ackerman (left) commissioner, Big East Conference; Gary Bettman, commissioner, NHL; Bruce Buck, chairman, Chelsea FC; Gregory Carey, managing director, Goldman Sachs; Rob Manfred, Commissioner, MLB and Leon Wagner, chairman and CEO, LW Partners, who often guest lecture and/or serve as panelists for Tisch Institute events.

Job Opportunities and Internships

Through the Tisch Institute for Global Sport and the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development at NYU SPS students in the MS in Sports Business program can build their skills and their connections when they participate in internships with sports teams and leagues, sports media outlets, and legal operations. Internships provide the hands-on experience that employers seek. Some internships turn into permanent employment. The Tisch Institute has partnerships with a range of sports organizations, teams, leagues, and media outlets, many of which provide internships and job opportunities for students.

• Brooklyn Nets
• Chelsea FC
• Egg Strategy
• Fox Sports


• HYPE Sports
• Madison Square Garden
• Major League Baseball
• Major League Soccer
• NBC Sports Group

• National Hockey League
• New York Jets
• Sports and Democratie
• Street Soccer USA


What types of jobs can I get with a Master’s in Sports Business?

How does a Master’s (MS) in Sports Business degree differ from an MBA in Sports Management?

Do I need a master’s degree to pursue a career in sports business?

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