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Location
33701 State Road 52
Saint Leo, FL 33574-6665

Programs
Campus, Online



Saint Leo University is one of only two programs in the nation to earn COSMA accreditation in the first year available, and is currently the only accredited program housed in a School of Business.

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The sport business major provides a foundation of study in business applied to the sport industry, its products, and its services. The primary goals of the program are (1) to develop an in-depth knowledge of planning, organizing, leading, and evaluating within the context of a sport business organization; (2) to develop competent leaders for the various professions that focus on sport; and (3) to provide the foundation for students who desire to continue their study in graduate or law school.

The sport business program provides the theoretical and practical framework for a number of professions that focus on leadership roles, including youth, amateur, and professional sports; recreation, college, and university sports; sport commissions and governing bodies; and the marketing of sport.

Saint Leo University's sport business program is accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA).  This new accreditation was first available in 2010.  Saint Leo is one of only two programs in the nation to earn accreditation in the first year available, and is currently the only accredited program housed within a School of Business.

Master of Business Administration - Sport Business Concentration - Online

The primary mission of the Master in Business Administration with a concentration in sport business is to meet the needs of the active sport business professional. The curriculum is designed to provide core MBA courses supplemented with specialized courses that apply certain business concepts to the sport industry. The Saint Leo University MBA sport business concentration is accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA). This new accreditation was first available in 2010. The program is one of only two masters-level programs in the nation to earn accreditation in the first year avail-able, and is currently the only accredited MBA program.


B.A. in Sport Business - Campus

The Saint Leo University Sport Business Program is accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA). This new accreditation was first available in 2010. The program is one of only two programs in the nation to earn accreditation in the first year available, and is currently the only accredited program housed in a School of Business. The sport business major provides a foundation of study in business applied to the sport industry, its products, and its services.

The primary goals of the program are: (1) to develop an in-depth knowledge of planning, organizing, leading, and evaluating within the context of a sport business organization; (2) to develop competent leaders for the various professions that focus on sport; and (3) to provide the foundation for students who desire to continue their study in graduate or law school. The Sport Business Program provides the theoretical and practical framework for a number of professions that focus on leadership roles, including youth, amateur, and professional sports; recreational, college, and university sports; sport commissions and governing bodies; and the marketing of sport.


Dr. Eric C. Schwarz
Chair, Associate Professor
(352) 588-7326

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NameTitleEmployer
Buck Rogers General Manager Huntsville Stars AA Affiliate – Milwaukee Brewers
Saint Leo students are go-getters that understand the overall picture. They are clearly more prepared than their peers, including those from other ‘noted’ sport management programs. They understand personal sacrifice, can be trusted with more than the ordinary tasks, and they truly represent Saint Leo University in a first-class manner. Your program has the best internship program, bar none!
 
Mickey Farrell Director of Stadium Operations Tampa Sports Authority
Saint Leo’s convenient Online MBA in Sport Business is a perfect way for working professionals to advance their career. The experienced faculty and progressive curriculum provides a quality education relevant to the field.
 
Kevin Reynolds Manager-Sport Development ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
The Sport Business Program at Saint Leo helped me jump start my career. The close working relationship with professors and internship opportunity was vital to my career success. When I graduated from Saint Leo, I was offered a position with the NY Yankees and have never left the sports field in seventeen years. I could not have done it without the support of Saint Leo, the education and the professors.
 
Anna Riss Former Director Event and Sponsorship Marketing FC Bayern Munich
The Sport Business Program helped develop me both as a person and as a skillful sport business professional. The curriculum was relevant and provided the valuable knowledge I needed. The professors were extremely interested and helpful in preparing me for the next step.
 
Zachary Labbe Assistant Director of Operations Transitions Championship (PGA)
The wide-variety of classes dedicated to the many areas of the field helped me prepare for my post collegiate career. Saint Leo helped me secure an internship and that experience was invaluable in providing the key advantage for being hired by the organization for which I interned.
 
Brittany Josselyn Inside Sales Representative New England Revolution (MLS)
I chose Saint Leo based on the excellent reputation of the Sport Business Program. The learning experience and knowledge gained was a key factor in my career advancement. If you are willing to take advantage of the amazing internship opportunities and knowledge provided by the faculty-you will find yourself leaps and bounds ahead of those competing for the same roles as you.
 
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Kevin Reynolds Manager – Sport Development ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
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Ryan Strickland Manager – Sales and Ballpark Operations Port Saint Lucie Mets
Megan Swithers Manager of Human Resources Sentry Event Services
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Robert Coleman Director of Athletics Whittier College
Timothy Collins Tarp Crew Supervisor Miami Dolphins Training (NFL)
Ayana Cooper Player Relations Officer West Indies Cricket Board
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Alexis Esquia Assistant Executive Director Florida Women's State Golf Association
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Dana Johnson Promotions Manager TicketMaster
Ryan Jones Athletic Communication Director Florida Institute of Technology
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