Global Sports Business

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 50.8 k / Year(s) Deadline: May 1, 2025
166 place StudyQA ranking:5561 Duration:2 years

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Global Sports Business is a Master of Science program within the School of Arts and Sciences. A minimum of a 3.00 GPA in all course work will be required to graduate from the program with no more than one grade of C or C+. At the completion of their coursework and internship, each student will have completed a final project or business plan per course. The project will be judged by their supervisor(s) and a panel of experts comprised of senior faculty and business leaders in the respective area of the project or plan submitted by the student. Each project's evaluation will be based upon criteria related to, but not limited to, feasibility, pilot work, financing and profitability.

Upon graduation from our program student job candidates will display all of the following competencies: 1) evidence of experience in the development of successful business/marketing plans within the industry of sport; 2) evidence of strong and effective working relationships with industry leaders; 3) evidence of successful business experiences at the international level.

In the instructional courses, a wide array of assessments will be used, including guided market analysis research, traditional exams, term papers, and the student's ability to contribute to class discussions by problem-solving of specific case studies of contemporary business issues. During the executive training experiences, students will be involved with substantial business and marketing projects guided by senior leadership within the sports companies at which they are placed.

Fall 2016
Sports Leadership and Ethics 3
Sport Finance and Strategic Planning 3
Sports Administration 3
Sports Media and Popular Culture 3
Total 12
Spring 2017
Sports Marketing and Entrepreneurship 3
Employment Relations in Sports 3
Sales and Revenue Generation in Sports 3
Organizational Strategy 3
Total 12
Fall 2017
Sports Facility and Event Management 3
Sports Law and Governance 3
Sponsorship and Promotion 3
Sports Merchandising 3
Total 12
Colloquium 1
Spring 2018
Executive Training Program or full-time position 3

Total Credits Required: 40

  • Online application
  • $65 nonrefundable application fee
  • One official transcript from each post-secondary institution attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement
  • Current test results
  • Supporting materials

Grade Point Average (GPA)

Most international applicants will not have a Grade Point Average (GPA) that is based on the 4-point scale used in the United States. If this is the case for you, please enter 0.00 on the electronic application. GPA information is used for statistical purposes and your transcripts will clarify your academic achievement.

Scores for TOEFL or IELTS

A TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) test score is required if your undergraduate education was completed in a non-English speaking country. Even if you hold a master's-level degree from a U.S. or other English-speaking country you must still take the TOEFL or IELTS test.

  • Your scores must be current within 2 years of the semester you are applying to.
  • You are exempt from submitting TOEFL or IELTS scores if you are a U.S. trained undergraduate or international applicant coming from English-speaking countries with a minimum of 3 years undergraduate education where the mode of instruction was English.
  • If you are missing required test scores, your application will not be reviewed by the graduate admissions committee.
  • The minimum paper-based TOEFL score is 550. The minimum computer-based TOEFL score is 213
  • The minimum IBT-internet based TOEFL is Writing 22, Speaking 23, Reading 21, Listening 17.
  • An acceptable IELTS score is bandwidth 7.
  • Your program may have higher requirements for language intensive areas such as history, English, psychology, and others.  

Financial Documentation

If you have received an offer of admission without financial support, you must submit a Certification of Funds along with financial documentation before you can receive an official certificate of admission and eligibility (I-20 or DS-2019).

Financial documentation is not required for New Brunswick programs until you are offered admission. Financial documents must be original and current, dating no more than 9 months prior to the term of admission.

You must also show proof you can finance your first year of education and living expenses and provide a plan and sources for funding future years.

For single students, awards of assistantships and fellowships by Rutgers generally satisfy the financial certification requirements for admission.

Foreign Student Adviser’s Report (FSAR)

International students recommended for admission who are presently attending a university and are transferring their SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) ID to Rutgers are required to submit a FSAR.

International students on CPT (Curricular Practical Training) and OPT (Optional Practical Training) are required to submit a FSAR.


  • The Ralph Johnson Bunche Distinguished Graduate Award
  • Global education


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Study mode:On campus Languages: English
Foreign:$ 51.6 k / Year(s)
Deadline: Jan 15, 2025 53 place StudyQA ranking: 5024