University of Massachusetts Amherst

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

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.

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

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.