The Global Sports Business master’s degree program is designed to train leaders for careers in all sectors of the sports industry. It is a broad-based, inherently global, industry-specific program of study that reflects Rutgers’ traditional strengths in finance, marketing, management and law, as well as its location in the New York/Philadelphia/Washington northeast corridor, the center of the sports industry. Upon graduation from the Global Sports Business Program, students will have developed the following competencies:
- An in-depth understanding of the many facets of the sports industry through a comprehensive curriculum. A wide array of specific assessments will be utilized, including traditional exams, term papers and the students' ability to contribute to class discussions.
- Through executive training and mentorship, students will identify their specific roles within the industry and be able to add immediate value to their employers. During the executive training, students will be involved with substantial business and marketing projects guided by senior leadership within the sports teams, leagues and corporations where they are placed.
- A minimum of a 3.00 GPA in all course work will be required to graduate from the program with no more than one grade of C or lower. At the completion of their coursework and executive training, each student will have completed a final project or business plan. The project will be judged by their supervisors and a panel of experts comprised of senior faculty and business leaders.