Career and Academic Opportunities

A KSU Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) is a multi-disciplinary degree that first prepares students with a foundation in business imperatives like Accounting, Finance, Organizational Behavior, Operations and Marketing. The degree focuses on the advanced academic knowledge of business principles and the application of that knowledge to solve business problems. Students learn to apply principles to develop strategies and processes to drive organizational goals.

Careers in Industries including: Sport & Athletics; Recreation; Leisure; Fitness & Health Clubs; Hospitality and Tourism; Consumer Packaged Goods; Financial Technology; Consumer Durables; Financial Services; and Retail Merchandising.

KSU MBA graduates who also have undergraduate degrees in sport management often pursue leadership careers in: Sport & Athletics Administration, Leisure Management; Recreation Management; Fitness Management; Gym & Health Club Operations; Sport Entrepreneurship; Event Operations; Licensing and Compliance, Meetings, Events and Venue Management; Brand Management; Revenue Management; Financial Management; Sales; Group Sales Management; Business Development; Advertising; Analytics; Consulting; Project Management; Marketing Management & Research; or Community & Public Relations.

Graduate Program Information

Salary and Career Information

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Admission Requirements

  • 3.5 GPA in KSU coursework
  • 75 hours completed toward Sport Mgt major
  • 30 hours completed at KSU

Double Counted Courses

  • MKTG 7030 to count for Sports Management Elective
  • MGT 7050 to count for Sports Management Elective
  • IS 7090 to count for Sports Management Elective

Pathway of Study

Pathway of Study

Suggested Timeline

Apply to Double Owl early in Junior year. Apply to Graduate Program in Senior Year by posted graduate program deadline.

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Contact Information

Undergraduate Information

Undergraduate Degree

Bachelor of Science in Sport Management

Department / College

Exercise Science and Sport Management / Wellstar College of Health and Human Services
Prillaman Health Science Building, Room 1013

Advising Contact

Brittney Jones, Director Academic Advising

Graduate Information

Graduate Degree

Master of Business Administration

Department / College

MBA Programs / Coles College of Business
Kennesaw Center, Room 424

Advising Contact

Advising Coordinator