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The revenue of the global professional sports industry has grown to $145 billion and also projects an increase in jobs by up to 13 percent by 2020 (PwC, 2015). Through the Graduate Certificate in Professional Sports Administration program’s curriculum, students will be given the opportunity to acquire professional leadership skills and knowledge in a variety of topical areas including sports management, marketing, sponsorship, event management, risk management, and finance. Upon completion, all credits earned in this certificate can also be applied directly into the Master of Sports Leadership program.
- Courses in this certificate may be applied to the Master of Sports Leadership program
- Students will be given the opportunity to acquire professional leadership skills and knowledge in a variety of topical areas including sports management, marketing, sponsorship, event management, risk management, and finance
Experiential / Co-op opportunities
Northeastern's signature experience-powered learning model has been at the heart of the university for more than a century. It combines world-class academics with professional practice, allowing you to acquire relevant, real-world skills you can immediately put into action in your current workplace.
This makes a Northeastern education a dynamic, transformative experience, giving you countless opportunities to grow as a professional and person.
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You know where you are headed and you've seen how our program will lead you there. So let's get going. Here's what you need to know before you enroll.
- Online application
- Professional resumé: Current resumé that displays job responsibilities, relevant experience, and education history
- Unofficial undergraduate transcripts; official transcripts required at the time of admission
- Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language
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Cost and Tuition
Estimated Total Tuition
This is an estimate based on the tuition rates for Academic Year 2020-2021 and does not include any fees or other expenses. Some courses and labs have tuition rates that may increase or decrease total tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to revision by the president and Board of Trustees at any time. For more detailed information, please visit Student Financial Services.
Our admissions process operates on a rolling basis, however we do recommend following the application guidelines below to ensure you can begin during your desired start term.
|January 1, 2021||Domestic application complete (First half start: January 19, 2021)|
|February 12, 2021||Domestic application complete (Second half start: February 22, 2021)|
|April 2, 2021||Domestic application complete (First half start: April 12, 2021)|
|May 14, 2021||Domestic application complete (Second half start: May 24, 2021)|
|July 2, 2021||Domestic application complete (Start date: July 12, 2021)|
|September 7, 2021||Domestic application complete (first half start: September 20, 2021)|
|October 18, 2021||Domestic application complete (second half start: November 1, 2021)|
Student Body Profile
Below is a look at where our Leadership alumni work, the positions they hold, and the skills they bring to their organization.
Where They Work
- Boston Public Schools
- State Street
- United States Air Force
- Massachusetts General Hospital
What They Do
- Business Development
- Community and Social Services
- Human Resources
What They're Skilled At
- Public Speaking
- Strategic Planning
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Did You Know?
The estimated total size of the global sports industry is $1.7 trillion (Plunkett Research, 2015).
Credits earned completing this certificate can be applied toward the Master of Sports Leadership.
Did You Know?
By enrolling in Northeastern, you gain access to our global network of more than 255,000 alumni and 3,350+ employer partners.
Did you know?
Our Graduate Certificate in Professional Sports Administration provides students with the opportunity to acquire professional leadership skills and knowledge in a variety of topical areas including sports management, marketing, sponsorship, event management, risk management and finance.
Did You Know?
Graduate certificate holders earn on average a 25% salary increase.