The Graduate Certificate in Professional Sports Administration gives students an in-depth understanding of this professional segment of the sports industry.
The revenue of the global professional sports industry has grown to $145 billion and also projects an increase in jobs by up to 13 percent by 2020 (PwC, 2015). Through the Graduate Certificate in Professional Sports Administration program’s curriculum, students will be given the opportunity to acquire professional leadership skills and knowledge in a variety of topical areas including sports management, marketing, sponsorship, event management, risk management and finance. Upon completion, all credits earned in the Professional Sports Administration certificate can also be applied directly into the Master of Sports Leadership program.
Students will be given the opportunity to acquire professional leadership skills and knowledge in a variety of topical areas including sports management, marketing, sponsorship, event management, risk management, and finance
A graduate degree, certificate, and bootcamp from Northeastern—a top-40 university—can accelerate your career through rigorous academic coursework and hands-on professional experience in the area of your interest. Apply now—and take your career to the next level.
Graduate Certificate in Professional Sports Administration Core Requirements
LDR 6323 - Event Management
LDR 6400 - Sports Management
LDR 6435 - Fiscal Practices in Sports
LDR 6440 - Sports Marketing and Promotions
LDR 6445 - Corporate Sponsorships
LDR 6460 - Risk Management in Athletics
Northeastern's signature experiential learning model combines academics with professional practice to help students acquire relevant, real-world skills they can apply to their desired industry. Each program offers its own unique experiential learning opportunities, but they might include:
Experiential Learning at Work — Working professionals collaborate with their employer to develop a project that addresses a key business need their company has in an area they want familiarity with.
Experiential Network (XN) — Students work virtually with a sponsoring organization on a short-term project over a six-week period.
Full-Time Co-op Opportunities — Students on co-op work in a paid position in their field of study for three to six months.
Our faculty represents a wide cross-section of professional practices and in fields ranging from finance to education to biomedical science to management to the U.S. military. They serve as mentors and advisors, and collaborate alongside students to solve the most pressing global challenges facing established and emerging markets.
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