FSU College of Education Introduces New Pathway to Combined Sports Management Degree

The Master of Sports Management program is ranked #1 in the nation.

Starting this fall, students at Florida State University will have the opportunity to earn both an undergraduate degree and an advanced degree in sports management through a streamlined curriculum.

FSU’s new combined bachelor’s/master’s track will offer academically talented undergraduates the opportunity to complete both a bachelor’s and master’s degree.

“The new Combined Sports Management Path provides training, instruction and access to hands-on experiences that will prepare students for positions in the sports industry beyond entry-level jobs,” said Jeffrey James, professor and director of the Department of Sports Management.

The program will allow up to 12 graduate credit hours to be shared with an undergraduate degree program. Students enrolled in the combined pathway program will earn a bachelor’s degree upon completion of the undergraduate program and a master’s degree upon completion of the graduate program.

“The sports industry is very competitive,” James said. “More and more graduates are expected to have a higher level of education and a range of practical work experience.”

The Masters in Sports Management program is ranked #1 in the nation and has alumni working for a number of top organizations including USA Volleyball, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Big East Conference, Atlanta Braves, Orlando Magic, United States Tennis Association, Orange Bowl Committee and Tampa Bay Rays.

To learn more about FSU’s Sports Management program, visit education.fsu.edu/degrees-and-programs/sport-management.

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