Sport management online master’s ranked best in Northeast

Sport management online master’s ranked best in Northeast

01/24/2020 

SUNY Cortland’s M.S. in sport management offers students opportunities to learn from top-notch faculty about a fast-growing and dynamic field.

With full-time, part-time and fully online options, it’s flexible to suit the needs of those who may already be working off campus.

Those factors led Intelligent.com to rank Cortland among the best on its list of the “Best Online Master’s in Sports Management Degree Programs.” Cortland was ranked No. 9 in the nation and was named “Best in the Northeast.”

This is the third national recognition for the program in two years. Cortland’s online master’s in sport management was previously ranked among the best in the nation by BestColleges.com and OnlineMasters.com in 2018.

The program recently began to offer winter session classes, noted Ryan Vooris, associate professor and graduate coordinator in the Sport Management Department. Additionally, special topic courses are expanding to include themes such as sport, climate change and sustainability and sport analytics.

Many students enroll in the program part-time and complete their degree in about two years. Courses are offered during the fall and spring semesters as well as the summer, allowing students options to finish the program at their convenience.

An 18-credit core provides students a foundation in topics such as sport marketing, sport law and the business and finance of sport. Students take an additional six credits of electives and culminate the program with a six-credit internship or thesis project. Internships require 480 hours of supervised work with a sports organization, applying course learning to a professional environment.

Students in the program have completed their coursework and internships at sites around the world, including Europe and Australia.

All SUNY Cortland sport management faculty who teach in the master’s program, both on campus and online, have a terminal degree. Many other sport management programs around the country rely on less-experienced teaching assistants or outside adjuncts.

Small class sizes give students outstanding access to faculty. Online classes are capped at 20 students each, meaning students have plenty of opportunity for one-on-one advisement.

Intelligent.com ranked programs based on which provided affordable, quality preparation for careers. It evaluated five major factors, including: program strength, online readiness, return on investment, cost and student engagement.

For more information, contact Vooris.


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