The dual degree M.B.A./M.Ed. in Sport Leadership will prepare students for leadership positions by combining the business teaching of an M.B.A. program with sport industry-specific knowledge gained in the M.Ed. program. This degree combination recognizes the growing complexity of the sport industry and reinforces the Center for Sport Leadership’s commitment to preparing students for the leadership challenges of the future. The dual degree offers students course work and knowledge they will need to be successful in a business setting combined with the application and networking skills required in today’s sport industry.
The M.B.A. phase of the program will encompass a problem-based learning style, immersing students in collaborative projects and working situations that are commonplace in the business world. Students will learn business concepts in a real-life context and develop skills in communication, collaboration and teamwork that are essential for success while developing their abilities to be creative, take initiative and accept personal responsibility for their actions.
The M.Ed. program will combine classroom and practical experience to prepare individuals for leadership positions in the sport industry. And interdisciplinary approach gives students the freedom to choose courses of personal interest and build a foundation of knowledge in their desired career fields.
National Council of Accreditation for Teacher Education and the Virginia Department of Education; AACSB International – Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999