By Jeff Murphy, May 1, 2020
WARRENSBURG, MO – Providing opportunities that enable busy adults to get a quality education at an affordable cost, and in less time has contributed to the University of Central Missouri’s recent ranking as an institution that offers one of the nation’s “Best Online Master's in Sports Management.”
UCM is ranked 12th out of 50 public and private colleges and universities recognized in the study. It was conducted by Best Colleges Online with a focus on accelerated degrees that allow students to earn a master’s online
in less than two years. The academic Sports Management program at UCM has been one of three options for students seeking a Master of Science in Kinesiology.
However, starting this fall, while the required coursework is unchanged, the title
of the degree will be changed to Master of Science in Sport Management, according
to Program Coordinator Dr. Robert Slana. The program has and continues to provide
learning outcomes related to the business of sport and hence the name change.
In their online feature, Best Colleges Online notes, “The University of Central Missouri’s
master’s in sports management online is a highly competitive graduate degree that
accepts students from all academic and work backgrounds. The program is an accelerated
degree that can be completed in just 3-4 semesters including students with no experience
or coursework in kinesiology or sport management.”
Courses include advanced sport marketing, organizational leadership in athletics and sport, sport law and risk management, and sport public relations. Students who complete this program will learn how to:
Best Colleges Online compared 300 colleges and universities listed by the Center for
Educational Statistics (NCES) College Navigator that offered online master’s in sports
management programs. They narrowed the field by selecting schools that offered accelerated
programs, had national or regional accreditation, and were ranked with at least one
major publication, such as U.S. News and World Report. UCM is ranked #16 in top public
schools by U.S. News and World Report.
Individuals who want to learn more about UCM’s Master of Science in Sport Management should contact Slana at 660-543-8932 or email@example.com.