The College of Education & Human Development’s sport administration master’s program has been ranked No. 11 in North America and No. 13 internationally by SportBusiness International, a news organization that offers insight and analysis in the business of sport.
SportBusiness International collected data from alumni and course leaders to provide “the most reliable and respected rankings system for postgraduate sport management courses across the world.” The resulting rankings take into consideration program features such as work placement, the ratio of domestic to international students, student satisfaction and alumni support.
The 2019 rankings include the top 40 postgraduate sport business/management programs in the world, top 15 in North America and top 15 in Europe. Additionally, SportBusiness identified top 10 lists of the programs that are “Top of the Class” in five different categories. Georgia State broke into the top 10 in three categories: No. 9 in graduates’ choice (student satisfaction score as ranked by program alumni); No. 7 in most valuable in furthering career; and No. 8 in most useful/frequently used in current role.
Georgia State’s program rated highly in other areas, including providing internship and alumni opportunities, 90 percent employment after six months and creating an inclusive degree program with 58 percent female students, 13 percent international students and 53 percent ethnic minority students.
“We are thrilled to be internationally recognized for a fourth straight year and have successful alumni working throughout the sport industry,” said Beth Cianfrone, sport administration program coordinator. “To be ranked highly among world-wide sport business programs is a reflection of our faculty members’ expertise, connectedness with the industry and passion for providing relevant content and industry opportunities to help our students succeed. We are proud that our focus on research-driven content, industry experience, diversity and inclusiveness, and job placement helps us stand out.”
The college’s Sport Administration program, housed in the Department of Kinesiology and Health, began in 1985 and its alumni work across professional, collegiate, amateur and recreational sport industries. The program’s three faculty members serve more than 80 graduate students annually and its curriculum features courses in trending areas, such as sport communication and media, sport policy and data analytics. For more information, click here.