Beginning in fall 2023, Hiram College will offer a new Master of Arts degree in sport management. Offered fully online, the new program is designed to prepare current and aspiring sport professionals to become innovative and thoughtful leaders in the athletic landscape.
Students in the new program will learn skills that are essential to leadership in the sport industry, including facility management, human resources management, sport analytics, sport law, sport marketing, diversity and inclusion in athletics, and more. Additionally, the program will help students to accelerate their career path, making them qualified candidates for executive positions in sport management.
“We are very excited to offer this opportunity at Hiram College,” said Andrew White, Ph.D., director of the Scarborough School of Business and Communication. “From eligibility for new positions to potential promotions within an existing career, earning a master’s degree in sport management can open so many doors for our students. On top of that, with the program we will be offering, our students will graduate with far more than just a degree – they will be equipped with the advanced knowledge, practical experiences, and teamwork and leadership skills needed to be able to succeed immediately.”
The program is comprised of eight required courses, alongside four elective courses that can be selected from three areas, including sport administration, sport media, and human resource management, for a total of 36 graduate credit hours. Courses are offered online in an asynchronous and 8-week format, with multiple course offerings each semester. Multiple entry points are available for students to enroll in the program, including the start of the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Students enrolled in courses year-round can complete the program in just two years.
4+1 Pathway Option
Undergraduate students in Hiram’s sport management program can apply to be part of the accelerated 4+1 program, which gives students the chance to complete their master’s degree in sport management just one year after completing their bachelor’s degree. Qualified students must meet the standard undergraduate requirements and complete specific master’s level coursework during their fourth year at Hiram.