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Manhattanville College’s 4+1 accelerated degree program in sport management combines the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Sport Studies degree with our flexible Master of Science (M.S.) in Sport Business and Entertainment Management degree to fast-track industry-specific graduate training for students seeking advanced careers in business related to sports and athletic programming. In just five years, gain both a bachelor’s and master’s degree backed by real-world experience in sports and entertainment management through opportunities in New York City and across the nation. Learn more about the combined B.A./M.S. in sports management, part of Manhattanville’s acclaimed 4+1 accelerated degree programs.
4+1 Program Overview
Combining foundational knowledge in sports studies with the networking and professional development gained in an M.S. in sports management degree prepares students to succeed at any scale.
You’ll apply as an undergraduate, earn graduate credits as you wrap up the B.A. in Sport Studies curriculum, and graduate with an M.S. in Sport Business and Entertainment Management in just two more semesters.
When you graduate, you’ll be incredibly well-prepared to enter various fields in the entertainment and sports management realm as a manager, director, or independent entrepreneur. Graduates and faculty of Manhattanville’s 4+1 accelerated pathway are employed at top companies, including the NBA, the NFL, the MLB and MLB teams, the NHL, college athletics and much more!
Accelerated Sports and Entertainment Management Education
Manhattanville’s 4+1 accelerated degree program in sports management provides students with a flexible format that supports their life and career goals.
The accelerated B.A./M.S. in Sport Business and Entertainment Management program allows students to earn their graduate degree in just one year following their bachelor’s degree coursework, much faster than the typical graduate business degree.
Years One–Three: Undergraduate coursework in sport studies; can start graduate coursework in third year
Year Four: Combined undergraduate and graduate coursework
Year Five: Complete remaining graduate coursework in business management
Hit the ground running and rise up the ladder in the exciting field of sports and health business management with Manhattanville’s 4+1 accelerated B.A./M.S. degree program.
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4+1 Program Requirements
The accelerated master’s in sports management program curriculum creates a seamless transition from the B.A. in Sport Studies to the M.S. in Sport Business and Entertainment Management.
In undergraduate courses, develop expertise in the science and business of sports, health, and athletics, as well as the social, cultural, psychological, and political aspects of the field. In accelerated master’s courses, enhance your strategic instincts and gain solid professional experience.
The combined B.A./M.S. program in sports management requires:
- 120 undergraduate credits
- 36 graduate credits
- Graduate internship
In the 5-year accelerated program format, 12 out of the 36 required graduate credits are earned through the B.A. in Sport Studies, saving time and money on your educational journey.
Advanced Career Preparation
Sports management career paths include athlete management, sports marketing and promotion, sports journalism, and program direction for any age or professional level. Earning graduate-level credentials expands the possibility of advancing to management, supervisory, or director-level roles in the operations and management of sports and entertainment organizations.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that employment in entertainment and sports occupations is predicted to grow 13% over ten years by 2031, making it a high-demand profession with opportunities for promotion and advancement in dynamic settings from collegiate athletics to global sports programming.
Career pathways with a master’s in sports and entertainment management include:
- Athletic Director
- Program Development Coordinator
- Operations Manager
- Sports Agent
- Facilities Manager
- Business Development Specialist or Manager
- Camp or Program Administrator
- Supply or Equipment Sales Manager
- Marketing and Public Relations Manager
- Data Analytics Manager
- Sports Journalist
The professional skills and business acumen you develop in the accelerated B.A. in Sport Studies + M.S. in Sport Business and Entertainment Management program are derived from an interdisciplinary curriculum and integrated internship experience.
With these skills, careers in the business offices of sports and entertainment organizations are within reach. Additionally, focus your master’s studies in either sports business or entertainment management, enhancing your skills in your ideal career path.
Sport Business and Entertainment Management Career Salary
Holding a master’s degree helps you to enter your ideal field at a higher rate of compensation, especially if you don’t have prior relevant experience. The BLS provides the following roles and median annual salaries for advanced occupations in sports and business management:
- Management Occupations - $102,450
- General and Operations Manager - $97,970
- Top Executive - $150,000
4+1 Program Admission and Aid
Admission Process for Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Program
Admission to the Sport Studies 4+1 accelerated degree program at Manhattanville’s School of Arts and Sciences is offered to full-time undergraduate students who earn a minimum GPA in their major courses prior to beginning graduate work.
To prepare for the opportunity to combine the B.A. in Sport Studies with graduate-level training in sports management, attend our next info session, and request more information.
Admissions counselors are ready to answer any questions you have about application components, program requirements, and more.
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Accelerated Sport Management Program Financial Aid
Combining a bachelor’s and master’s degree through the 4+1 accelerated pathway already saves you tuition costs. Manhattanville’s robust financial aid opportunities can also be a part of your plan to invest in your future sport management career.
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Apply to the 4+1 Accelerated B.A. in Sport Studies + M.S. in Sport Business and Entertainment Management Program
Manhattanville College’s unique 4+1 accelerated degree program in sports management combines industry-driven content with convenient accelerated graduate education, supporting newcomers to sports industry careers by pairing knowledge about sport and professional business skills.
If you are seeking an educational pathway to best support your future sports management career, begin your application to the combined B.A. in Sport Studies + M.S. in Sport Business and Entertainment Management today.