University of Massachusetts Amherst

Having grown up and studied in the UK through undergraduate level, Dominic Macklin was part of UMass’ MBA/MS Sport Management graduating class of 2015.

Katie Sveinson joined the Umass Amherst faculty ahead of the 2022-23 academic year, having previously been part of the staff at Temple University and the University of Regina, where she earned a PHD in Sport Management/Sociology of Sport.

Heidi Pellerano took UMass’ MS in Sport Management in 1997-98, and afterwards joined the WNBA as coordinator of communications and eventually player personnel.

Dr B. David Tyler, co-founder of the Know Rivalry Project at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Northern Kentucky University, explains how the project aims to measure and dissect the risks and revenue of sporting rivalry.

To mark the milestone of the 10th annual edition of the Postgraduate Rankings, SportBusiness casts an eye back over the evolution of the sports academic sector and speaks to programme directors of the three courses to have topped the list during that time

Welcome… to the 2021 SportBusiness Postgraduate Course Rankings.

The Isenberg School of Management's flagship sports programme retains its high standards with a second-placed finish in 2020.

Ohio University’s Master of Sports Administration programme has been named as the world’s best postgraduate sports management degree for 2020 by SportBusiness.

Though slow progress continues to be made, the sports industry remains an overwhelmingly male-dominated one. Adam Nelson talks to three academics from schools who are pushing to correct this on the importance of education to gender-parity in the sector.

Burke Magnus graduated from UMass’s MBA/MS in Sport Management in 1994 and joined ESPN in 2008, taking up his current role in 2015.

Professor Nefertiti A. Walker is Associate Professor in the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Mark H. McCormack School of Sport Management, as well as UMass’ interim vice chancellor for diversity, equity, and inclusion and its chief diversity officer.

The University of Massachusetts, Amherst’s MBA/MS in Sport Management has become just the third course to take the top spot in these rankings since we began them back in 2012.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst’s MBA/MS in Sport Management has been named the best postgraduate sport administration course in the world for 2019 by SportBusiness Professional.