Sport Management Program (Online)

Focus on Your Future

You’ve considered an online master’s degree in sport management – one that can help launch a successful career in the sports industry. It’s time to take the next step.

Make no mistake, your success will require more than a piece of paper. You’ll need industry experience, relevant courses and industry experts who double as professors. That’s exactly what you’ll discover at SUNY Cortland.

Your Possible Career Paths

  • Marketing
  • Event and Facility Management
  • Media and Communications
  • Business and Finance
  • Law and Labor Relations
  • Information Technology

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What You’ll Need

  • Grades: A minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 2.8 or higher is preferred. Applications are reviewed on a case by case basis, taking into account personal statements, letters of recommendation and any previous industry experience.
  • Test scores: A waiver for the GRE or GMAT is granted to students who have earned a 3.3 or better overall GPA or who hold five years of industry experience in a related field. If you do not meet the waiver criteria, you must take the GRE or GMAT.
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended to be forwarded directly to the College’s Graduate Admissions Office.
  • Letter of intent: In 250 to 500 words, explain your professional goals and how SUNY Cortland’s graduate program in sport management will assist you in achieving them.
  • Letters of recommendation: A minimum of two are requested, including at least one academic and one professional letter.
  • Résumé: This is to be submitted online with application.

What Our Graduates Say

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“SUNY Cortland’s online sport management program allowed me to work full-time and gain crucial experience in the sports industry, providing the flexibility to complete coursework on my own time.”

Patrick Meany ’11, M ’15
Client Relationship Specialist
New York Knicks

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“It says a lot about the program that I was able to complete my master’s degree online, work 40-plus hours a week and be a full-time dad and husband. The professors that I had were tremendous. They were extremely knowledgeable, very understanding and I was able to interact with them as if I was in a classroom with them.”

Chris Bisignano M ’12
Director of Athletics
Purchase College

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Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Tara Mahoney
Main Office: Professional Studies Building, Room 1114
Phone: 607-753-4251
Fax: 607-753-5795