UNM Anderson Launches MBA for Sports Management Professionals : UNM Newsroom

The Anderson School of Management and Sport Administration Department at the University of New Mexico has partnered to offer a new Master of Business Administration track focused on sports management beginning in January 2023.

The MBA for Professionals program, which also allows early-career professionals to pursue tracks in education, healthcare, film and digital arts, operations, marketing, finance and general management, accepting applications for Spring 2023 with an October 1 deadline. , 2022.

Students admitted to the new Sports Management stream will complete the Anderson MBA Foundation Course for Professionals and 12 hours of Sports Administration Department credit. Sports management courses include options to take courses in sports leadership, sports marketing and promotion, sports financing, risk management in sports, legal aspects of sports and internship experiences with local sports organizations.

Todd Seidler, graduate program coordinator for UNM’s Department of Sports Administration, said, “The sports industry is expected to continue to grow rapidly over the next decade. For those with an interest in sports business, this program will prepare graduates for leadership positions in a wide variety of amateur and professional sports organizations.

The MBA for Professionals program is a part-time evening program designed for working professionals with at least one year of work experience. Students can progress through the program at their own pace, focusing on one or two courses during each cycle. Coaching from industry professionals is an integral part of this program. Coaches provide guidance and mentorship, helping students connect the business curriculum to their career goals in each career track.

“Anderson provides the business foundation and practical learning experiences that are essential for emerging leaders in sports management,” said Mitzi Montoya, dean of the Anderson School.

“Sport is an important part of our economy, both in our region and beyond. This partnership with the UNM Department of Sports Administration enables us to develop leaders in sports management to support healthy growth within this industry.

For more information on the Professional MBA and all Anderson graduate programs, visit: master.mgt.unm.edu.

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