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Bachelor of Arts in Sport Management

The B.A. in Sport Management at MSU Denver focuses on the business and operations of sports. Our dynamic, applied, and career-focused education emphasizes the unique business skills and knowledge required for success in the sport industry.  The COSMA accredited curriculum develops graduates who are prepared to enter this competitive field. 

MSU Denver is located in the heart of downtown Denver, one of the top sport cities in the nation. Campus within walking distance of the Ball Arena, home of the NBA Denver Nuggets and the NHL Colorado Avalanche, Coors Field, home of he MLB Colorado Rockies, and Empower Field at Mile High Stadium, home of the NFL Denver Broncos. The MSU Denver Sport Management program also has professional connections with Dick's Sporting Goods Park, home of the MLS Colorado Rapids, USA training center in Colorado Springs, Colorado Special Olympics, and more. The close proximity to professional sports venues, as well as the presence of several large NCAA Division I and II schools along the front range, provide students with crucial networking and career-building opportunities. 



I've enjoyed many aspects of this program, but what I've enjoyed most about the MSU Denver SM program is the relationships I've built. I've been extremely fortunate to get to know all of my professors very well, and to have created long lasting friendships with a plethora of my peers. I'm forever grateful for finding the perfect program for myself.

Rachel Rael

Current Sport Management Major, Expected Graduation 2021


For a printable list of course requirements, please click here: Sport Management Degree Requirements_2020-2021


 


I have enjoyed the variety of classes that are available to me. All of my professors have brought a unique perspective to their classes. They are all experienced in the sports industry, so they have a lot of knowledge on what it takes to succeed in the industry. They also have a lot of connections that are also willing to share their thoughts and opinions.

Carlos Torres Serrano

Current Sport Management Major, Expected Graduation 2021


This minor, shared between the Department of Journalism and the Department of Human Performance and Sport, allows students to further develop an interest in sports coverage, sport industry operations and sports media relations. Students gain insight on the cultural role of sport, the impact of sport coverage and the various forces that compose a global, multibillion dollar industry. Students receive instruction in the fundamentals of journalism and storytelling along with the basics of sport industry and sport venue operations.

For a printable list of course requirements, please click here: Sports Media Minor Degree Requirements_2020-2021


 


The MSU Denver Sport Management program prepared me for life after graduation by providing relevant experience and contacts in the sport industry. My favorite part of my academic experience was the passion from out professors! They are extremely knowledgeable in the industry and have various different experiences. I was challenged with this program and overcame to become the best I can be.

Erica Johnson

BA Sport Management, 2020


Accreditation

The Sport Management degree program at Metropolitan State University of Denver has received specialized accreditation through the The Commission on Sport Management Accreditation located in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. The accreditation is valid for seven years (2017-2024).

MSU Denver’s Sport Management program is the only COSMA accredited program in Colorado, and one of only 32 Bachelors programs in the United States to achieve this accreditation.   

COSMA is a specialized accrediting body whose purpose is to promote and recognize excellence in sport management education worldwide. Programs, students, employers, and the general public all benefit from the external verification of quality provided through COSMA's accreditation process. They also benefit from the process of continuous quality improvement that is encouraged by COSMA's developmental approach to promoting excellence in sport management education.

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