2019 Most Affordable Master's in Sports Management Online

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The 25 universities on this list offer the most affordable online sports management master's degrees. Minot State University is ranked first with a low annual tuition of $4,641 for a Master of Science in Sports Management. Students in this fully online program can take classes such as Foundations of Sports and Exercise Psychology, Managerial Communication, and Sport Media and Event Planning. Second-ranked University of Central Missouri is also an affordable option. Tuition at University of Central Missouri starts at $5,227 per year for a Master of Science in Kinesiology - Sport Management.

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  • Annual Tuition: $4,641
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 276
  • Example Classes:
    Designing and Interpreting Education Research/Qualitative; Foundations of Sports and Exercise Psychology; Managerial Communication; Sport Media and Event Planning
  • Annual Tuition: $5,227
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,202
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Sport Event Management in Kinesiology; Advanced Sport Marketing; Organizational Leadership in Athletics and Sport; Sport Finance; Sport Law and Risk Management; Sport Public Relations
  • Annual Tuition: $5,903
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,285
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Research Project; Design and Operation of Sport Facilities; Principles and Practices of Sport Management; Topics, Trends, Issues in Sport Management
  • Annual Tuition: $5,910
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,100
  • Example Classes:
    Administration of Athletics; Field Experience; Legal and Ethical Issues in Sport; Sport Facility and Event management; Sport Marketing and the Media; Techniques of Research
  • Annual Tuition: $5,950
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,103
  • Example Classes:
    Athletic Admin Field Experiences; Athletics/Activities Administration: Developing Character & Citizenship; Current Issues/Common Challenges in Athletics/Activities Administration; Financing the Athletics/Activities Program; Practical Aspects of Athletic/Activities Administration; Supervision of the Athletics/Activities Program
  • Annual Tuition: $6,112
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 953
  • Example Classes:
    Contemporary Issues in Sport; Current Issues and Trends in Athletics; Human Resources Management in Sport; Law and Ethics in Wellness & Sport Studies; Legal & Ethical Sport Management & Recreation; Promotion and Event Planning in Sport
  • Annual Tuition: $6,277
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 643
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Coaching Philosophies; NCAA Rules; Nutrition for Sport and Wellness; Sport Law; Sports Management; Worksite Wellness
  • Annual Tuition: $6,444
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,668
  • Example Classes:
    Current Trends in Sport Administration; Financial and Strategic Management in Sport; Research and Analysis in Sport; Revenue Generation in Sport; Sport Facility and Event Management; Sport Law and Risk Management
  • Annual Tuition: $6,494
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 199
  • Example Classes:
    Conflict Resolution, Negotiation; Diversity in the Workplace; Event and Facility Operations; Leadership Theory and Ethics; Policy and Governance in Sport; Sport in Society
  • Annual Tuition: $6,502
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 520
  • Example Classes:
    Collegiate Athletic Administration; Interscholastic Athletic Directing; Media Design and Communication; Professional Sport Administration; Risk Management in PE and Sport; Sport Finance
  • Annual Tuition: $6,738
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,419
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Sport Psychology; Physiological Principles of Training; Scientific Principles of Strength and Conditioning; Social and Psychological Aspects of Sport; Sport Law and Risk Management
  • Annual Tuition: $6,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,613
  • Example Classes:
    Facilities in Physical Education and Athletics; Legal Issues in Health and Human Performance; Sports Marketing, Planning and Promotion
  • Annual Tuition: $7,000
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC and DEAC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 8,961
  • Example Classes:
    Collegiate Sports Administration; Ethics in Sports; High School Athletic Administration; Legal Issues in High School Athletic Administration; Sales and Promotions in Sport; Sports Communication
  • Annual Tuition: $7,830
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,356
  • Example Classes:
    Global Business Perspectives; Leading for Results; Managerial Economics; Public and Non-Profit Management; Social Aspects of Sport & PE; Sport Law

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,875
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,682
  • Example Classes:
    Social and Ethical Issues in Sport Management; Sport Business and Finance; Sport Event Law and Risk Management; Sport Event Marketing; Sport Leadership and Organizational Behavior
  • Annual Tuition: $8,075
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,842
  • Example Classes:
    Ethics & Policy in Sport Management; Human Resource Management; Research Design Methods; Sport Sales; Sports Marketing

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,218
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,773
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Research Methods and Statistics in Sport; Financial Management in Sport; Socio-Ethical Issues in Sport; Sport Marketing and Public Relations; Sport Venue and Event Management; Trends and Issues in Sport Management
  • Annual Tuition: $8,291
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,357
  • Example Classes:
    Agent/Artist Management; Finance and Managerial Accounting; Governance and Administration of Sport; Marketing and Sales in Sport and Entertainment; Practicum in P&R; Sport Ethics
  • Annual Tuition: $8,460
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 745
  • Example Classes:
    Ethics & Legal Issues in Sport Management; Globalization & Sports; Leadership in Sport Management; Media and Community Relations in Sport; Sport in American Culture; Sport Marketing & Finance
  • Annual Tuition: $8,520
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,529
  • Example Classes:
    Facility Management for Sport, Recreation and Entertainment; Social Issues in Sport; Sport Law; Strategic Marketing in Sport
  • Annual Tuition: $8,648
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC and ABHES
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 810
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Group Dynamics in Sports; Advanced Nutrition for Athletes; Advanced Olympism Theory; Community Recreation; Individual Study in Sports Management; Risk Management in Recreation
  • Annual Tuition: $9,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,260
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Strength and Conditioning; Finance and Economics in Sport; Marketing and Public Relations in Sport; Psychology of Motor Learning; Sport Sociology; Sports Medicine
  • Annual Tuition: $9,180
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,044
  • Example Classes:
    Current Issues and Trends in Sports Administration; Current Issues in Human Resources; Leadership and Sports Ethics; Leading High Performance Teams; Legal and Regulatory Environment for Sports; Sports Finance and Budgeting

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,840
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,654
  • Example Classes:
    Contemporary Issues in Sport; Facilities Planning in Sport; Sport Law and Risk Management; Sport Marketing and Media; Strategic Management and Leadership in Athletic Administration; The Impact of Technology in Sport

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