Baker University has launched a Master of Science in Sports Management (MSSM) program that teaches students the skills necessary to assume a leadership position in the growing sports industry. Offered at the Overland Park campus of Baker’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies, the 36-credit-hour program provides in-depth knowledge about facility planning, event management, sports marketing, sports law, and other areas integral to starting a career in a competitive field.
Baker identified graduate-level sports management education as a need within the sports industry in Kansas City, which is home to MLB and NFL teams, as well as NAIA headquarters and numerous schools participating in high school and collegiate athletics.
“We have everything in the area from high school administrators to NFL teams,” Ron Christian, assistant professor of sports administration, said. “It’s a really high-growth area.”
Students in the MSSM program attend classes one night per week while taking one course at a time and can complete the program in less than two years. View more information about the MSSM program.