Temple University

School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management

Master of Science in Sport Business


1801 North Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Sport Business

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Sport Business at Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management prepares future sport business leaders for careers in-demand fields including:

  • Professional Sports
  • College Athletics
  • Recreation
  • Event Management
  • Venue Management
  • Sport Analytics
  • Sales, Marketing and Promotions

Designed to provide a multifaceted approach to the study of sport business, the program is structured to give students a strong understanding of current trends, problems and policies affecting the sport and leisure industry.

This program is designed to be completed in 4 semesters with all courses beginning after 5pm, allowing students to keep or take on full-time employment, or to pursue internships and assistantships during the day.


Areas of Specialization: Four areas of concentration are offered:

  • Athletics Administration
  • Recreation and Event Management
  • Sport Analytics
  • Sport Marketing and Promotions


Interdisciplinary Study: The program encourages interdisciplinary coursework, research, and interactions among faculty and students with interest in the economics of sport, marketing, stadium and arena management, administration, public recreation, fundraising, policy making, and finance.

Job Prospects: Students typically find placements in college athletics, campus recreation, professional sports, sports governing bodies, youth sports, stadium and arena management, and parks and recreation.

STHM is largest provider of management and executive employees for sport and recreation positions in the Greater Philadelphia area.

Study Abroad: Students who wish to do their internships abroad work closely with STHM’s Center for Student Professional Development, which assists with the necessary contacts and supervision.

Ranking: While formal ranking of academic programs in Sport and Recreation Management is not done, the program at Temple University was among the first to be approved by the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) and has been viewed as one of the leading programs in the nation.

Time Limit for Degree Completion: 4 years

Campus Location: Main, with business electives offered at the Fort Washington, Ambler, or Center City campuses, or online

Full-Time/Part-Time Status: The degree program can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis.


Temple University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The MS in Sport Business is accredited by National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) and also approved by the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM). 

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1,096/$1,245 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

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