MSAL Named in Top 20

Written by Laura Paskin
July 12, 2016

SportBusiness International once again ranked the Master’s in Sport Administration and Leadership (MSAL) among its top 20 master’s degree programs in the world. SportBusiness International provides news, research, analysis, and insight for sport industry executives. Its survey of master’s programs included employment data, student-faculty ratio, student satisfaction, salary of alumni, and responses on quality of course teaching.

“Our program has maintained prominence in preparing students for the many facets of the sport sector,” said graduate program director Professor Galen Trail.  “Our small class size, internship program, and alumni network provide exceptional opportunities for our students.”

The 48-credit MSAL curriculum covers all areas of sport management, including marketing, management, legal, and sport sustainability. Most students complete the program in 21 months.

In addition to the MSAL, the College of Arts and Sciences offers a 15-credit graduate Certificate in Sport Sustainability Leadership. The first of its kind in the world, the certificate addresses the global concern for increased environmental and ecological sustainability in the sport industry. The online-only certificate is specifically designed to establish and enhance the sustainability practices of sport organizations, leagues, and federations. The certificate program emphasizes practices that are not only beneficial for the environment but also for the organization’s bottom line. Students completing the certificate may apply their credits toward the master’s degree.