The Center for Sport Leadership’s M.Ed./MBA dual-degree program at Virginia Commonwealth University is designed for full-time students with an undergraduate degree in business. The curriculum is a total of 60 hours and can be completed in two calendar years. The Center for Sport Leadership courses are offered during the day while the School of Business MBA courses will be held in the evening. Upon completion of the program, the student will receive both the MBA and M.Ed. degrees.
The innovative dual-degree program will prepare students for leadership positions by combining the business teaching of an MBA program with sport industry-specific knowledge of the sport leadership program. This degree combination recognizes the growing complexity of the sport industry and reinforces the Center for Sport Leadership’s commitment to preparing students for the leadership challenges of the future.
The MBA phase of the program will incorporate a problem-based learning style, immersing students in collaborative projects and working situations that are commonplace in the business world. Students will learn business concepts in a real-life context and develop skills in communication, collaboration and teamwork that are essential for success, while developing their ability to be creative, take initiative and accept personal responsibility for their actions.
The sport leadership program will combine classroom and practical experience to prepare individuals for leadership positions in the sport industry. An interdisciplinary approach gives students the freedom to choose courses of personal interest and build a foundation of knowledge in their desired career fields.
The MBA and M.Ed in sport leadership dual degree program requires a minimum of 60 total graduate credit hours:
Please keep in mind, however, that the exact course requirements may vary depending on when you matriculated into the program, so please consult your adviser or the program coordinator with any additional questions.
For more information, please visit the Center for Sport Leadership website or contact:
Carrie W. LeCrom, Ph.D.
Executive director, Center for Sport Leadership
Phone: (804) 828-6443