How to Apply
The following guidelines are provided to serve as a checklist for individuals applying to the program. Applicants should send materials by February 1, for consideration for September enrollment. The following must be submitted:
1) Undergraduate GPA/Graduate GPA: Confirmed by official transcripts
2) GMAT or GRE scores: Confirmed score directly sent to University by ETS (scores are valid for 5 years)
3) Personal statement of goals
4) Two letters of recommendation (minimum)
6) Application fee
7) For Non-English speaking students: TOEFL Scores/IELTS Scores -- Although the Graduate School accepts a TOEFL score of 80, our program strongly prefers a minimum of TOEFL score of 100 for a better success rate. You may also submit IELTS for which a minimum is 6.0 is required.
The MS/MBA in Sport Management applicant must apply and be accepted by both the MBA and MS programs. When applying, please specify that you are applying to the MS/MBA Sport Management program. For an application to the Graduate School, please see the Graduate Application Page.
Note: If you wish to be considered for both the MBA/MS and the one-year MS program, you do NOT need to complete two separate applications. If you apply only to MS, it will be reviewed only by MS - if you apply for MBA/MS, it will be reviewed by BOTH Isenberg MBA and Sport Management departments.
Admission to both the MBA program and the Department of Sport Management is highly competitive. Applicants' academic history, GMAT or GRE performance, motivation, aptitude for graduate-level work, and managerial experience are all taken into consideration. Candidates with at least two years of full-time work experience are preferred.
Any student applying to the MS/MBA Sport Management Dual Degree program is required to submit a GMAT and/or a GRE score. This includes applicants who have obtained a Masters Degree based on a GRE score. The only exception to the GMAT/GRE requirement is an applicant who has obtained an JD, MD, or PhD degree.
Application procedures are fully explained in the Graduate School Bulletin. Application forms for the Sport Management Program should be sent to the Graduate Admissions Office by December 15 for earliest consideration, and no later than February 1 for September enrollment. (the only enrollment semester possible). Due to the fact that applications are reviewed on a "rolling" basis. This means that they will be reviewed when they are received and fully completed. We strongly encourage completed applications to be submitted well in advance of the University deadline.
Selected candidates will be notified for the scheduling of a mandatory on-campus interview.