Learn alongside highly experienced faculty and acquire skills to excel as an effective and ethical manager in the sports and athletics industry.

Southeastern is committed to the idea that servant leaders can be world-changers, and our online MBA program prepares you to be just that. With our online sports management MBA, you’ll be prepared to pursue a successful career in the thriving sports industry.

Our sports management MBA online program focuses on developing core business leadership skills and expertise in sports at all levels. You’ll examine significant areas of legal issues and risk management as they apply to the sports industry and explore financial challenges that modern sports administrators encounter, including funding, budgeting and financial data analysis. You’ll also develop your expertise in sports marketing as you focus on how the marketing process relates to consumers, promotions and public relations activities. With a required sport business capstone course, you will conduct research or a field study in sport management.

Our professors have both book knowledge and real-world experience and will provide you with their expertise to help you achieve your goals. You’ll learn how to lead others effectively, which information you need to make sound business decisions and how to handle different situations. Our high-caliber faculty also exhibit authentic Christianity and incorporate Christian ideals into the curriculum.


SEU’s online sports management MBA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees.

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Courses and Requirements

The sports management MBA online program includes a total of 36 credits of study. The core curriculum consists of 18 credits that cover fundamental business management principles, and 18 credits of the degree focus on sport management.

Students who wish to enroll in Southeastern University’s MBA program must:

  1. Have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above (applicants with a lower GPA may be considered with the successful completion of all three prerequisites and other applicable requirements)
  2. Fulfill all foundational knowledge requirements (see Foundational Courses and Competencies)

Courses required to complete the program.

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How to Apply

When applying to SEU’s online sports management MBA, you will need:

  • Completed application
  • A sample writing assignment addressing why you want to pursue an MBA at Southeastern University. The essay should address how the MBA will help you in your career and how you can integrate Christian faith into your profession as a manager. The paper should include your full name and be 300-600 words.
  • Two recommendations: An academic or a professional and a personal/character, submitted by those providing references

Tuition and Fees

Component Cost Total*
Tuition $525 per credit hour $18,900
Technology Fee $150 per semester $600
General Student Fee $150 per semester $600
Totals $20,100

Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Fees are charged per semester unless otherwise noted. This program takes an estimated two to four semesters to complete, depending on transfer credits. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 866.858.6290 or request more information.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost up to an additional $5,500.

Financial Aid

At SEU, we want to help make your online education even more affordable, so we offer a variety of financial aid options.

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Career Outcomes

Our online sports management MBA provides you with skills to pursue several upper-level careers in athletics. Potential outcomes include:

  • Athletic Director
  • Sports Marketer
  • Sports Manager
  • Sports Agent

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