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Program Overview:

The Master’s in Sport Business was designed with input from over 50 industry professionals to prepare you for career growth in sport business roles such as sales, fundraising & development, facility & event management, social media & digital communication, marketing, partnerships & activation, and leadership.

This program is similar to an MBA, but specifically focused on the development of these skills in the sport business field in all areas: professional sports, collegiate & high school athletics; youth & community-based sports; brands & agencies and Esports.

Program Features:

  • Can be completed in as little as 12 months: 30 credit hours
  • On campus, online, and hybrid options available
  • All faculty are expert practitioners with significant industry experience
  • Classroom learning and practical preparation combine to prepare students for industry opportunities

Outcomes:

  • You will have a comprehensive understanding of the management of sport organizations.
  • You will gain knowledge and skill in analytics, leadership and ethics, marketing and partnership activation, legal and regulatory issues, events and facilities, revenue generation, financial management, and digital media/communication.
  • You will have meaningful experiences with external industry partners.

grant-wallace Grant Wallace, MS Class of 2020, during his internship with the Philadelphia Phillies

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Dr. Julie Lanzillo
Program Director
lanzillj@neumann.edu
610-361-5291

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Admission Requirements

 

  1. Free Online Application
  2. Official transcripts from all undergraduate coursework sent to us directly from the schools.
  3. Three Letters of Recommendation
  4. Resume
  5. Letter of Intent (Explain why you are interested in the program and what you plan to do with the degree. 1-2 pages)

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Faculty
  • Julie Lanzillo, EdD – Associate Professor and Program Director
  • Caleb Mezzy, MS – Neumann Sport Business faculty instructor, Director of Industry Relations
  • Alyson Harris, MS – Access Sports Experiences, Inc. / Founder & Executive Director
  • Robin Baxter, MS – Vice President of Sales, HBC Event Services
  • Steve Herman, MS - Manager of Business Development at Villanova Sports Properties
  • James T. Britt, MS – Seasoned industry professional with over 20 years of high-level leadership experience in high school athletics, compliance and foundation development
  • Shaun Gallagher, MBA, Account Executive, Corporate Partnerships at Philadelphia Union
  • Chris Kosmala, MBA, MSA - CRM & Analytics Consultant, Jolt Consulting Group
  • Pete Powell, MBA - Vice President & Chief of Staff at Nerd Street Gamers
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Alumni Testimonials

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Dale Plummer

2002 Graduate

Athletic Director/Sports Center Manager
Williamson College of the Trades
First Master's in Sport Business graduate 2002

"Getting a Master's in Sport Business at Neumann was the best decision I ever made. I use what I learned on a daily basis - even now, 20 years later. It helped transform my life as a collegiate athletic administrator. The Neumann Master's in Sport Business is a world class education."

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Jim Britt

2006 Graduate

Faculty, Sport Business programs at Neumann University
Member, National Advisory Board for Play Like A Champion Education Services
Commissioner, Atlantic Prep Athletic Conference
Former COO, Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation
Former General Manager, Comcast Spectator Flyers Skate Zone

"I chose NU because the faculty are professional, they care about the students, they're passionate about learning, and all of them have a robust network of professionals in the sports industry"

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