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Master in Sport Business Leadership

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.

No matter what state the economy is in, having a graduate degree opens more doors for your career in sport!

Sport is one of the fastest-growing business sectors, expected to grow 5.9% annually to over $600 billion by 2022. 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.

Our Masters of Sports Management 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

See the makeup of our current class of students, the learning objectives for the program, and where our sports management students have gone to work after graduation on our class profile page.

MSBL Class Profile


Master in Sport Business Leadership


Maylon Hanold


(206) 296-2231

Rose Kaser

Program Coordinator

(206) 398-4610

Victoria Olive

Graduate Admissions

(206) 296-2217

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