Executive MA in Sport Management

The Department of Exercise and Sport Science offers the Executive Master of Arts in Sport Management in a completely online format. The Executive Master of Arts in Sport Management is aimed to enhance the knowledge base of sport management through an online learning environment. This aim will support students who are currently working and possess the desire to achieve an advanced degree in the hopes of advancing their careers in the sport industry. The purpose is to have students engage in the broad topics within the sport management discipline in an intense program to inform students a deep level of understanding within each topic. As a result, each student will obtain knowledge in the advanced workings of the management, marketing, leadership, legal, and financial aspects of the sport industry. The executive style of program allows students to continue to keep working while enrolled in 8-week courses (2 courses per semester) and finish the degree in 20 months.

Program Admission Requirements:

Students must provide the following materials:

  1. Evidence of a completed baccalaureate degree at the time of application submission. The degree can be in sport management, business management, marketing, psychology, kinesiology, or a related field. Other disciplines will be considered as well on a case by case basis. Please contact the Exercise and Sport Science Department for questions regarding your baccalaureate subject.
  2. Students must be admitted to the UCA Graduate School and meet all admissions requirements for the School.
  3. A minimum of 3 years of industry experience since the completion of the undergraduate degree.
  4. Submission of the GRE General Test (with preferable but not necessary minimum scores of 140 on the verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning sections each) and GRE General Analytical Writing (with a preferable but necessary minimum score of 3.5).
  5. Possession of a cumulative GPA of 2.8 minimum based on a 4.0 scale or possess at least a 3.0 GPA on the last 60 hours of course work on a 4.0 scale.
  6. One letter of intent stating why the student is interested in applying for the Executive Master of Arts in Sport Management program. The letter should state what relevant experience the student has which will help them through the program, what knowledge they can contribute to discussions on course topics, and how the graduate degree will help to advance their career.
  7. Two letters of reference stating the student’s qualifications for the program and their strengths for potentially becoming a member of the program.
  8. A resume or CV.

*For more program information and additional admission requirements please request information below. 

Program Contact:

Han Soo Kim, PhD
Assistant Professor – Sport Management, Program Director
Doyne Health Sciences Center 111
(501) 450-5579

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(501) 852-UCAO (8226)