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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Our experiential-based curriculum, frequent industry guest speakers, expansive alumni network, and engaging, invested faculty best prepare our graduate students to become leaders in a broad range of sport industry segments and create a student experience that is second-to-none in sport business education.

McCormack Executive-in-Residence

High-profile sports industry leaders come to campus during the Executive-in-Residence (EiR) program giving students access to hearing about the challenges and rewards of the business of sport management.

The EiR is just one of many McCormack Initiatives that continue to further the legacy of Mark H. McCormack and his philosophy that includes teaching sport business in a way that promotes innovation in sport marketing and management. The others include the International Partnership Initiative and the Oral History Project.

Grad Mentors

Grad Mentors

Each year, over 30 alums – spanning the country as well as industry segments – volunteer their time, expertise and insights to help prepare the next class of alums for their careers in the sport industry. From monthly Skypes and shadowing days, to resume advice and job recommendations, each year the program results in the creation of lasting relationships that have become the hallmark of our alumni network.

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Follow our step-by-step process to complete your online application.

  1. Once you click Apply Now, you will be taken to the University's secure online student information system, SPIRE.
  2. Follow the “Go to Application” link to create your user account to begin your application process.
  3. Complete the admissions requirements and submit your application. Note: you can save and resume your application process as you gather required materials.
  4. After submitting, track your application at the Graduate School Status of Application page.
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