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Sport admin program ranked No. 10 in world

The College of Education & Human Development’s Sport Administration master’s program has been ranked No. 10 in the world and No. 9 in North America by SportBusiness International, a news organization that offers insight and analysis in the business of sport.

SportBusiness International collected data from more than 600 alumni and course leaders “to assess the comparative quality of sports business postgraduate courses around 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 college’s Sport Administration program, housed in the Department of Kinesiology and Health, gives students the professional skills and knowledge to be successful in various roles in the sport business industry, including amateur, recreational, collegiate, professional and international sport organizations; sports media; sports facilities and arenas; sports retail business; sports product manufacturing; sport club management; sports travel and tourism; international sport management; college sports; and athlete representation and management.

“I think these rankings speak to the students and alumni of our program,” said Beth Cianfrone, associate professor and program coordinator. “We want to give our students the knowledge they’ll need and the connections to our alumni to be better candidates for jobs when they graduate.”

Cianfrone said the university’s proximity to and strong relationships with local sports teams, venues and organizations – from the Atlanta Braves and the College Football Hall of Fame to the Georgia Dome and Philips Arena – helped the program reach the top 10.

Looking ahead, the Sport Administration program plans to launch a doctoral concentration this fall and an interdisciplinary studies concentration in sport administration in Spring 2017.

For more information about the Sport Administration program, click here.

To read the full rankings, click here.