Hiram College Launches Graduate Program in Sport Management

HIRAM, Ohio – Beginning this fall, Hiram College will offer a Master of Arts degree in sport management.

Students in the new program, offered online, will learn skills that are essential to leadership in the sport industry, including facility management, human resources management, sport analytics, sport law, sport marketing, diversity and inclusion in athletics and more. Additionally, the program will help students to accelerate their career path, making them qualified candidates for executive positions in sport management.   

“We are very excited to offer this opportunity at Hiram College,” said Andrew White, director of the Scarborough School of Business and Communication. “From eligibility for new positions to potential promotions within an existing career, earning a master’s degree in sport management can open so many doors for our students. On top of that, with the program we will be offering, our students will graduate with far more than just a degree – they will be equipped with the advanced knowledge, practical experiences and teamwork and leadership skills needed to be able to succeed immediately.” 

The program is composed of eight required courses, alongside four elective courses that can be selected from three areas, including sport administration, sport media and human resource management, for a total of 36 graduate credit hours. 

Courses are offered online in an asynchronous and eight-week format, with multiple course offerings each semester. Students can enroll in the program at the start of the fall, spring or summer semesters. Students enrolled in courses year-round can complete the program in two years.  

Undergraduate students in Hiram’s sport management program can apply to be part of the accelerated 4+1 program, which gives students the opportunity to complete their master’s degree in sport management one year after completing their bachelor’s degree. Qualified students must meet the standard undergraduate requirements and complete specific master’s level coursework during their fourth year at the college. 

More information is available HERE.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.