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Unlike traditional MBA programs, the master’s curriculum for the MS in Sports Business integrates business theory with industry-specific analysis and insight that are immediately applicable in the sports professional’s working environment. This 42-credit full- or part-time degree program consists of a sequence of core courses, the choice of a concentration in one of four areas of professional expertise, and two capstone courses.

Before the start of formal classes, Tisch Institute students will participate in a school-wide orientation session and a department-specific orientation.

The general core, comprised of seven courses, explores key aspects of the industry, including legal issues, sports economics, finance and development, in addition to planning and execution of major sporting events.

While core courses provide a broad overview of the industry, concentrations allow you to investigate the area of greatest interest to you. After completing the core courses you may specialize in one of four concentrations: Professional and Collegiate Sports Operations, Sports Marketing and Sales, Global Sports Media, or Sports Law. Each concentration offers students an opportunity to pursue an internship for academic credit, which provides you with industry experience or the opportunity to expand your expertise into another area of the field. After completing the required three courses within a concentration, students will have an opportunity to select two elective courses to fulfill the academic requirements of the concentration.

Electives are optional courses that allow for individual investigation of specialized topics. They include a Seminar in Sports Law; an Advanced Special Project, which is an individually applied research initiative; Independent Study in Sports; and an additional internship.

If you have relevant work experience, you may be eligible to waive a core or concentration course with departmental approval. Waivers permit you to take additional courses in selected areas; they do not reduce the number of credits required for the degree.

The core curriculum is designed to provide you with a deep and broad foundation that supports concentration course work and serves you throughout your career. Students are required to take all of the following courses.

This concentration addresses the growth of the sports industry at both the professional and collegiate level. Students gain an understanding of structural and managerial roles and issues in both professional sports franchises, leagues, and collegiate athletic departments.

Students are required to take all of the following courses.

Students also select two of the following courses. Substitutions can be made with advisor's approval.

In this five-course concentration, students examine consumer behavior; learn about the marketing of sports events; and gain the ability to analyze and apply market research to maximize sports consumption.

Students are required to take all of the following courses.

Students also select two of the following courses. Substitutions can be made with advisor's approval.

In this five-course concentration, students examine the digital frameworks for producing and distributing sports products on a global scale; acquire the ability to analyze and to apply market research metrics; and gain an in-depth understanding of the business of sports broadcasting.

Students are required to take all of the following courses.

Students also select two of the following courses. Substitutions can be made with adviser's approval.

Students in this five-course concentration gain a foundation in the laws and legal principles that apply to the business of professional and collegiate sports, including the protection and licensing of intellectual property, contracts, and labor relations.

Students are required to take all of the following courses.

Students also select two of the following courses. Substitutions can be made with adviser's approval.

Students are required to take all of the following courses.

Students may take the the following courses or courses from other NYU School of Professional Studies graduate programs with adviser's approval.