The University of Southern Indiana’s online Sport Management graduate degree program has been ranked 10th nationally as part of the Top 49 Online Sports Management Programs by Intelligent, an independent organization that ranks colleges and programs across the country using aggregated publicly available data without advertising or affiliate relationships with schools. The program also received the award for Best Intercollegiate Athletic Focus.
Intelligent evaluates programs on the basis of flexibility, faculty, reputation, affordability and strength. Each program received an Intelligent Score on a scale of 0 to 100 with USI’s program receiving a score of 92.37.
According to Intelligent, the global sports industry is worth $489 billion and is expected to continue to grow over the next decade. It also estimates an increasing demand for many sports management jobs with the top 10% earning around $82,000 annually. Increasing participation in high school and college athletic programs is also expected to drive the need for more athletics scouts over the next few years. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts more than 45,000 new jobs in this field, an increase of 26% by 2030.
USI’s Master of Science in Sport Management holds specialized accreditation through the Commission of Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA). The program is currently accepting applications for March, May, June and August starts with 2022-23 tuition of just $419.06 per credit hour.