Sports Administration

Interdisciplinary Studies Certificate Program

Sports is a huge economic enterprise that offers a wide range of career opportunities — but competition for sports-related jobs can be quite heavy.

Sports administration master's classes are taught by faculty members who share their insights and practical knowledge based on extensive professional experience in sports. The program offers access to team executives and professionals in areas such as operations, marketing, and sponsorship in collegiate, professional, and amateur athletics. The advanced graduate certificate curriculum offers a wide range of electives to enable you to focus on your areas of interest.

Applicants must possess a graduate degree in order to be considered for this program.

Please note that courses completed in the certificate program cannot be transferred to the corresponding graduate degree.



Build Skills for Career Success in Sports Administration

An interdisciplinary professional program, advanced graduate certificate students will have the opportunity to possess the knowledge, skills and aptitude to:  

  • Lead enterprising sports organizations within an evolving environment
  • Create effective business plans to set strategic direction of a sports entity
  • Synthesize data to support evidence based decision making
  • Evaluate revenue streams and risk mitigation

Sports Administration Advanced Graduate Certificate Curriculum

Students may take any four courses from the Masters in Sports Administration program to earn the certificate.


Review curriculum details while you consider applying to this program. Current students should refer to the curriculum requirements in place at time of entry into the program.


Additional Information

This program is intended for people with a graduate degree and some familiarity with Sports Administration. Applicants wanting a more comprehensive course of study should consider the Masters of Arts in Sports Administration degree or the Graduate Certificate in Sports Management.

Find out more about Northwestern's Sports Administration Advanced Graduate Certificate

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