Master of Science in Sport Management

The Master of Science in Sport Management (MSSM) program prepares students for executive careers in events and facility management, sports marketing, athlete representation, sports analytics, sports media and the sporting goods industry, working with professional teams and leagues and in collegiate athletics.


Academic Program

Students in the Master of Science in Sport Management (MSSM) program at the GW School of Business are provided with the knowledge and skills they need to excel in a rapidly expanding field. The sports industry is currently estimated to be a $500 billion business and the employment demand for trained, credentialed professionals is growing.

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Admission to the Master of Science in Sport Management program is competitive. Applicants must present a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and meet the minimum requirements.

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Tuition and Financial Planning

From scholarships and fellowships to loans and work-study, a variety of resources are available to help finance your degree.

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MSSM Degree Requirements

An overview of current courses offered in the MS in Sport Management program.

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Highlights From Around the World

At the GW School of Business, learning and networking occurs far beyond the classroom. Students in the MSSM program choose from several for-credit domestic and international opportunities, including:

  • Consulting in developing global destinations
  • Domestic case studies
  • Immersion programs at the Olympic Games and the World Cup

MSSM students, faculty and staff are also regularly featured in print, radio, television and online news publications around the world.



Latest News

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MS in Sport Management Program Ranked 3rd Worldwide

London-based intelligence service SportBusiness, a provider of data and analytics to sports executives, has awarded the MS in Sport Management program at the GW School of Business 3rd place overall in its worldwide ranking of postgraduate sport management degree programs.


Professor Hyman

Professor Hyman

Professors Hyman & Neirotti

Industry Connections

  • Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Under Armour, Red Bull
  • Octagon, Lagardere, IMG, AEG, WMG, CAA, GMR, Momentum, Velocity Sports, Wanda Sports
  • NFL Players Association
  • ESPN, CBS, NBC, Fox, BeIN Sports
  • Google
  • Comcast-Spectacor, SMG
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports
  • US. Olympic Committee and International Olympic Committee
  • Special Olympics International and International Paralympics Committee
  • SnowSports Industries of America
  • Washington Redskins, Wizards, Mystics, Nationals, Capitals, D.C. United, Seattle Sonics, Texas Rangers, Orlando Magic, LA Dodgers and Chargers,
  • Chicago Whitesox and Bulls, Miami Heat and Dolphins, Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, New York Yankees, Knicks and Rangers, Brooklyn Nets, Philadelphia Sixers, Eagles, Phillies, Flyers, New Jersey Devils
  • NCAA and numerous Division 1 collegiate athletic programs
  • Nielsen, Aramark
  • Lisa Baird, Chief Marketing Officer, U.S. Olympic Committee
  • Richard Deitsch, Host, Sport Media Podcast; Media Reporter, The Athletic
  • Phil de Picciotto, President Octagon
  • Kelly Flanigan, Talent Buyer, Live Nation
  • Alexa Herndon, VP of Human Resources, Washington Nationals
  • Bob Miller, Assistant General Manager, Washington Nationals
  • Michele Powell, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Capital One Arena at Monumental Sports & Entertainment
  • Doug Nickerson, Senior Director of CRM, Washington Redskins
  • Elizabeth Noe, General Manager, Aramark
  • Bennet Omalu, neuropathologist who discovered the first CTE case in a professional football player
  • Grant Paranjape, Director of Esports Business & Team Operations, Monumental Sports Entertainment
  • Jacob Raim, Senior Director of Digital Media, Monumental Sports & Entertainment
  • Joel Segal, President, Lagardere Sports & Entertainment
  • Adam Sinclair, Director of Operations, USTA/U.S. Open
  • Tommy Sheppard, Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations, Washington Wizards
  • DeMaurice Smith, Executive Director, National Football League Players Association
  • Greg Stangel, Senior VP of Global Solutions, Fox
  • Matt Taylor, Senior Director of Football Communications, Miami Dolphins
  • Lara Tosani Weems, Senior Director of Corporate Communications, Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (76ers, Devils)
  • David Touhey, President, Venues MSE
  • Abby Wambach, U.S. Olympic and World Cup soccer player
  • Michael Wilbon, ESPN, co-host of "Pardon the Interruption"
  • Rebecca Winn, VP of Marketing, Washington Wizards
  • Jon Miller, Major League Baseball broadcaster and commentator
  • Christine Brennan, national sports columnist, USA Today; commentator, ABC News, CNN, PBS NewsHour


Rebecca Winn, Director of Marketing, Washington Wizards & Mystics
MTA '11 – Sport Management Concentration

"My time in the MTA program was perfect; [it] got me this opportunity."

Networking Opportunities

Meet Our Faculty

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Lisa Delpy Neirotti

  • Director, MS in Sport Management Program
  • Associate Professor of Sport Management

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Mark Hyman

  • Assistant Teaching Professor of Management & Tourism Studies



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