Entries open for 2019 SportBusiness Postgraduate Course Rankings

The world’s leading providers of sports business postgraduate education programmes are submitting entries for the 2019 SportBusiness Postgraduate Course Rankings.

Entry for the rankings, now in their eighth year, opened in February and will close on Friday, March 29th at midday UK time. Winners will be announced at the 2019 NASSM Conference in June, with the full rankings and analysis published in the May edition of the SportBusiness Review.

A special supplement in that magazine will have tables showing the top-ranked courses and break down the top North American courses, the top European courses, and the graduates’ and professors’ choices of top course.

Courses are assessed on criteria including the success of graduates in gaining employment in the sports industry, satisfaction of graduates with teaching, strength of extra-curricular support, strength of the alumni network, average salary of graduates, and more.

Due to the very high student satisfaction scores across the board seen on last year’s survey, we will introduce a change to the methodology in 2019 in order to better differentiate the very good from the exceptional. The question wording and the response scale on the student satisfaction categories have been altered to allow students to select a greater number of positive response options, better reflecting the differences between schools in our final rankings.

Last year’s surveys drew responses from over 1,000 course leaders and alumni from institutions across North America, Europe and Asia.

As usual, the data will be collected via two online surveys; the first survey is to be completed by the course leader:

The second survey is to be completed by your alumni who graduated in 2016:

Revisit last year’s Postgraduate Course Rankings here.


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