2018 Global rankings for sports management courses released

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Ohio University continues to be at the top for the fourth successive year for its Master of Sports Administration course as universities from the USA dominate the SportBusiness International 2018 Rankings for the Postgraduate Sports Management Degree.

Ohio University has earned the coveted top spot for the sixth out of seven times since the rankings were launched by SportsBusiness International. The University of Massachusetts Amherst, or UMass, is placed second ahead of the George Washington University. The winner of the 2014 award, the Fifa Master at the International Centre for Sport Studies (CIES), placed fifth globally, has emerged as the best postgraduate sports degree in Europe.

The report will be published in the 243rd issue of SportBusiness International magazine, to be available in July, and as a supplement to delegates of the NASSM 2018 Conference, which runs from 5th to 9th June.

Meanwhile, the SportsBusiness International has released the names of top three sports schools from each of the ranking categories.

TOP THREE : OVERALL

1. Ohio University – Master of Sports Administration

2. University of Massachusetts Amherst Mark H. McCormack, Dept of Sport Management – MBA/MS in Sport Management, MS in Sport Management

3. George Washington University – Master of Science in Sport Management

TOP THREE : North America

1. Ohio University – Master of Sports Administration

2. University of Massachusetts Amherst Mark H. McCormack, Dept of Sport Management – MBA/MS in Sport Management, MS in Sport Management

3. George Washington University – Master of Science in Sport Management

TOP THREE : Europe

1. The International Centre for Sport Studies (CIES) – The Fifa Master

2. Russian International Olympic University – Master of Sport Administration

3. Centro de Formación Fundación Valencia CF – Master in International Sports Management

TOP THREE : Average salary

1. Columbia University

2. The International Centre for Sport Studies (CIES)

3. AISTS

TOP THREE : Most useful/frequently used in current role

1. San Diego State University

2. George Washington University

3. The International Centre for Sport Studies (CIES)

TOP THREE : Graduates’ Choice

1. San Diego State University

2. Ohio University

3. George Washington University

TOP THREE : Most valuable in furthering career

1. George Washington University

2. Real Madrid Graduate University

3. The International Centre for Sport Studies (CIES)

TOP THREE : Course leaders’ choice

1. Ohio University

2. University of Massachusetts Amherst, Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management

3. Temple University

Later in the week, SportsBusiness International will release an in-depth report, featuring the top 40 sports courses worldwide alongside breakdowns of the top 15 in North America and Europe. The report also includes features and interviews looking at new courses breaking into the market, what makes San Diego State University so popular with its alumni, and the growing phenomenon of online learning.

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