Master in Sport Business Leadership

(Formerly Sport Administration and Leadership – MSAL)

The MSBL educational experience is a combination of leading-edge academics, experiential opportunities, and practical knowledge gained from Seattle sport industry professionals. Ranked Top 40 globally for 5 consecutive years by SportBusiness International, we are committed to providing an unsurpassed educational experience that prepares individuals to work in any sector of the sport industry.

Why Seattle University’s Sport Business Leadership degree?

Sport is one of the fastest growing business sectors with the global sports market nearing $100 billion in 2018. To keep pace, sport organizations need problem solvers, creative and integrated thinkers, and adept leaders who understand its unique context. Our sports management master’s degree is designed with sport business analytics and leadership development equally driving our leading-edge curriculum. Located in Seattle, a city with a thriving sport industry, the MSBL program also gives students access to numerous internship, work, and networking opportunities.

The MSBL program is intended for

  • Young professionals aiming to work in the sport industry
  • Early career sport industry professionals looking to advance their careers, make a lateral move or develop sport business and leadership skills
  • Professionals desiring to make a career change

Reach out at any time to learn more! 

Maylon Hanold Ed.D 

Director, Sport Business Leadership Program

Master in Sport Business Leadership



Maylon Hanold EdD


(206) 296-2231

Rose Kaser MFA

Program Coordinator

(206) 398-4610

Graduate Admissions

(206) 220-8010

Information Sessions

Meet our alumni and students

Lisa Nielsen

The program equipped me with the knowledge and understanding to be successful in both the professional and intercollegiate arenas of sport.

Lisa Nielsen Recreation Program Coordinator City of Seattle, Partnerships and Center City Parks