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Become a business leader in the sports industry with an MBA in Sport Management from Midway University.

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33 Credit Hours
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Lowest Tuition in Central KY
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The sports industry is a broad and ever expanding one.

If you are interested in working in the sports field, there are any number of possibilities, but at the root, sports is a business. Students wanting to enter or continue on a career growth path within the industry can gain valuable skills from a graduate degree. If this sounds like what you are interested in, consider Midway University’s online Sport Management MBA.

The online Sport Management MBA specialty at Midway University prepares students for the global spectator sport industry by providing an interdisciplinary approach to critically analyzing and providing solutions for challenges facing the industry.

  • Plan, develop, implement, and evaluate sport management service programs designed to meet community needs at the local, state, regional, national, and international levels.
  • Manage various sport and fitness management services.
  • Apply sport and fitness management principles and expected outcomes of service.
  • Be innovators and leaders in the profession, applying sport and fitness management knowledge to the solution of complex sport and fitness managerial issues and health problems.
  • Demonstrate creative thinking, critical analysis and problem solving while interpreting research studies and applying research results to sport and fitness management practices.
  • Contribute to the research and knowledge in sport management.

Most Affordable MBA in the Region

Midway University is proud to offer one of the most affordable MBA degrees in the region. In fact, we recently lowered tuition to $475 per credit hour. Students only need to earn 33 credit hours* to complete the online Sport Management MBA program, which makes the total cost of the degree just $16,675. Additionally, students can earn their degree in just 15 months – saving time, as well as money.

*If the applicant’s degree is not in the area of business, in addition to the listed 30 hours for the general curriculum the student must successfully complete BUSM 501 Foundations of Graduate Business (an additional 3 credit hour course) within the first term of enrollment in the MBA program.

Program Highlights

With Midway University's Sport Management MBA, students develop the tools they need to get in the game and work in the vast sports industry.

Dr. Jeb Gorham, Associate Professor of Sport Management explains more about this unique MBA program at Midway University.


Frequently Asked Questions

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We offer a simple online application process. Create your account, submit all materials and track your application status conveniently online. Admissions Counselors are available to assist you with the application process and answer any questions you may have about Midway University and our programs. Give them a call at 1.800.952.4122 or email

Midway’s MBA program is one of the shortest in Kentucky and therefore, one of the most affordable. Complete just 30 credit hours for the general MBA or 33 credit hours for an MBA with an area of concentration. You can review our current credit hour tuition rates and fees online.

No there is no requirement for students to take the GRE or GMAT to apply for admission into this program. The admission requirement for this program is a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. The admissions application process includes completing an application and submitting a resume.
No more than six credit hours from a regionally accredited institution will be accepted in transfer into a graduate program.

Students are eligible as “full-time and “part-time” students for Federal loans and may be eligible for Federal and/or State grants. (A full-time student is a student taking 12 credit hours or more per term; a part-time student is a student taking 6-12 credit hours.)

Make sure you get the whole picture before making your decision. First, complete your FAFSA so you can see what financial aid you are eligible to receive and complete your application. Once you are admitted to Midway University, you can meet with our Financial Aid Office to discuss all the eligible aid (federal, state and institutional) that you have access to. This is the only way to figure out the true cost and if you will have any out-of-pocket expenses to cover. We also have specific resource information for military students.

Midway University’s Student Success Center provides both Academic Support and Career Services resources for all Midway students. Academic Support includes one-on-one tutoring, small group tutoring and virtual (or online) tutoring. Workshops are held throughout the year to support student learning.

Career Services resources are available to students, alumni and others within our community to help them gain relevant and practical career readiness training through education and experiential learning within internships, job shadowing, career counseling and strategic corporate partnerships.

Career Outlook

How can an MBA degree work for you?

The solid knowledge base gained while completing this program ensures that students possess the transferable skills needed to successfully execute major career transitions.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for management occupations was $102,450 in May 2021, which was the highest wage of all the major occupational groups. The employment of management occupations is projected to grow 9 percent from 2020 to 2030, which will result in about 906,800 new jobs. Employment growth is expected to be driven by the formation of new organizations and expansion of existing ones, which should require more workers to manage these operations.

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Small Classes

Our average class size is 17 students allowing more interaction with faculty.

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Annually 99% of our traditional undergraduates receive institutional aid.

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Personalized Attention

Our student to faculty ratio is 15 students to 1 faculty member.

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