Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management at Isenberg

Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management

MBA/MS Program


Widely respected for the breadth and quality of its faculty, curriculum and research, the McCormack Department of Sport Management has been hailed by The Chronicle of Higher Education, SportsBusiness Journal, The Wall Street Journal and other publications as a world leader in its field.


Among the key attributes of our Graduate program:


  • Our affiliation with a highly-ranked business school -- Isenberg School of Management
  • Our faculty's wide range of interests and industry experiences
  • Our emphasis on active, experiential learning
  • Our close, diverse, and symbolic ties to the spectator sport industry and a network of over 3,000 alumni

Our international stature is confirmed by the fact that our program boasts graduates from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, Taiwan, Trinidad/Tobago and United Kingdom.


Our program has among the world's largest, most professionally diverse faculty devoted exclusively to sport management creating a veritable sports think-tank that includes experts in law, marketing, finance, sociology, economics, and collegiate sports. Such expertise exposes students to the broadest possible range of views on issues faced by the spectator sport industry. All of our faculty members bring a sport-specific approach to their teaching. Our faculty members maintain a high profile in the field by writing textbooks used in sport management departments throughout the United States and the world.


We encourage you to learn more about our graduate program by visiting our informational links as well as our E-Brochure.


The McCormack Sport Management program at UMass is the reason why I am today working for a Major League Baseball team. I came to UMass with an educational background in business and experience in corporate consulting, but without any sport industry experience. The UMass program provided me with an alumni and industry network that mentored me on the knowledge and skills needed to work in a player personnel role. This helped me develop professionally and become a more attractive candidate to teams. The program opened doors to internship opportunities that has led to a full-time position. Going back to school also provided me with the time to focus on a career path and showed prospective employers that I was serious about the jobs I was applying for. I feel very fortunate to have attended this program and to now have my dream job.


      Patrick DiGregory, MBA/MS '13


MBA/MS Degree


As one of six departments in the Isenberg School of Management, the Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management teams with the MBA Program to offer the MBA/MS in Sport Management dual degree, where the student receives two degrees over approximately two years.


The Isenberg School of Management Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program prepares outstanding business professionals. The MBA program is fully accredited, and was recently ranked by the Princeton Review as the #3 MBA program for Greatest Opportunity for Women - a very impressive standing in a field of more than 300 MBA programs nationwide. The program fosters technological literacy, pragmatic business skills, and close ties to the private sector through the School's active partnership with the region's business community. Graduate faculty teach all courses, making use of the Harvard case method, group work, lectures, and presentations. Active as industry consultants, the bring fresh insights into rigorous, fast-paced classes - a hallmark of the Isenberg School. 


Both the Isenberg School of Management and the Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management share high admission standards and a low faculty-to-student ratio. As a full-time student, you'll flourish in a small program backed by the resources of a large research university.