The MBA - Sport Business degree program combines a superior, rigorous graduate business curriculum with a concentration on the business of sport.  This program is tailored to those who have the drive, passion, and hunger needed to succeed in the competitive world of sports. Getting an MBA in Sport Business is the perfect route for those who work hard and have an intense enthusiasm for furthering their knowledge on the business aspect that occurs behind the scenes and off the field.

For somebody who loves sports and is lucky enough to have some work in the field, there are ways for them to make themselves more attractive. The MBA - Sport Business degree can help a high school or college coach move on to be an Athletic Director. A high school coach looking to move to the college level can really benefit from an MBA - Sport Business degree. A master’s in sport business can likewise help somebody who works with a local recreation department but needs to move into management.

Sport Business can be fun. Those who like to travel, scouting out new locations, and visiting new cities, then a Sport Business career could be a great choice. Many careers in the sport industry involve traveling around the world for various events and job responsibilities. It could be a dream come true for students who want an active lifestyle that rewards their wanderlust. Even for those who are less likely to travel, there are plenty of opportunities for managing sport venues, teams, college and universities, and other positions.

The field of sport business equips professionals with the skills and knowledge necessary to support sport marketing agencies, intercollegiate athletic departments, professional sports organizations, sports equipment manufacturers and many more operations throughout the vast sport industry. According to Forbes magazine: The sport market in North America is expected to reach $73.5 billion by 2020’s. Apply for an online MBA Sports Management degree with Limestone University today.

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The MBA Program at Limestone has specialized business accreditation through the Association Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).


Limestone’s MBA program requires a total of 36 hours (12 classes) and is completed entirely online.  Limestone currently offers three MBA concentrations, one in Sport Business, one in Management and Leadership, and the other in Health Care Administration.

Fast Facts

  • The sports industry continues to grow in many different directions as sports evolve to find new market niches. The latest PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) figures predict that the sports market in North America will grow at a compound annual rate of 3.2%, rising from $71.1 billion in 2018 to 83.1 billion in 2023. Media contracts in particular are in a strong position right now, but sponsorship revenues are also predicted to do very well. This is a good sign for future job availability and potential opportunities within the industry.
  • All 3 of Limestone's MBA concentrations are 100% online.
  • The MBA was the first graduate program offered at Limestone.
  • The MBA program is the largest graduate program at Limestone.
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