MBA - Athletic Administration

  • Total Credit Hours: 36
  • Time to Completion: 12 - 24 months*
  • Tuition: $516 per credit hour**

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Program Overview

In sports, the action on the field is only part of what makes teams successful. Marketers, finance managers and administrators work behind the scenes to build winning strategies and drive revenue growth. If you want to become a leader in the business of athletics, Husson University’s MBA in athletic administration can put you on that path.

This graduate program builds on the analysis, decision-making and leadership competencies found in our traditional MBA program. But this concentration goes further, integrating athletic theory and practices to help you gain the talents needed for a career in sports administration. Engaged instructors provide guidance every step as you learn how teams and organizations navigate this industry’s unique economic, political, legal and marketing challenges.

Husson is the sole university in Maine that offers an MBA in athletic administration, and all courses take place online to provide a flexible path to your goals. Along the way, you’ll broaden your knowledge of business administration topics while preparing for management roles in professional, collegiate and community athletics.

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Admission Requirements

The following is required for admission to the master’s in athletic administration online program:

  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts of all previous college work
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose essay
  • A leveling course for non-business degree holders; waivers of this course may be available to MBA transfers as well as those who have terminal degrees or professional experience.

Applying to Husson University’s MBA in athletic administration is streamlined and efficient. Our online application guides you through each step of the process. You can also save your partially completed application at any time and finish it later. Husson accepts up to six transfer credits for graduate degree programs.

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Husson University Online has the MBA program that will help you thrive in athletics administration.

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Course Map

In our MBA in athletic administration program, courses span topics central to all organizations, including legal, finance, accounting and human resources challenges. Expert faculty present business theory through the prism of athletic administration, enabling you to lead change management, strategic planning and policy-making initiatives for teams and athletic organizations.

Core Curriculum [21 Hours]

BA 600 Research Methods: 3

BA 601 Managerial Economics: 3

BA 602 Managerial Accounting: 3

BA 605 Management Communications: 3

BA 625 Global Strategic Management: 3

BA 643 Strategic Change Management: 3


Choose one of the following:

BA 620 Financial Management: 3

BA 703 Financial Management in Healthcare Organizations: 3

Athletic Administration [15 Hours]

BA 725 Strategic Management & Leadership in Athletics: 3

BA 726 Information Management in Athletics: 3

BA 727 Legal Issues & Risk Management in Athletics: 3

BA 728 Governance & Policy in Athletics: 3

BA 730 Athletic Administration Graduate-Directed Practicum: 3

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*Based on a full-time student transferring six credits.
**All rates are subject to change.