UMass Sports Management Graduate Program Earns Top International Rankings


Isenberg School of Management

For the fourth time in the last five years, the Mark H. McCormack Department of Sports Management has been judged by its academic peers as the number one sports management program in the world, according to the annual world rankings of “SportBusiness” magazine. published today.

In addition to its top worldwide ranking in the Faculty Choice category, the McCormack Graduate Program, which includes both its MBA/MS and MS in Sports Management programs, was also ranked number one in the category. “Graduate’s Choice” and world number two overall.

“We’re obviously disappointed to lose our ranking as the top-ranked overall program in the world,” said graduate program director Steve McKelvey, referring to McCormack’s overall first-place finish in the 2019 rankings. , what is equally gratifying and impressive is that our peers – those professors and administrators of sports management graduate programs around the world – have for the fourth time in five years identified our program as the best .”

McKelvey attributes the consistent strong performance of the McCormack graduate program to both its exceptional faculty and its unparalleled alumni network. Additionally, annual initiatives such as the Graduate Mentorship Program, frequent professional development trips, and a plethora of hands-on experiential learning-based projects with industry clients help ensure a positive response from participating students. in the annual “SportBusiness” survey.

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