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The Sports Management program at the University of California, Riverside will help you understand of well-established and emerging leadership techniques and approaches. Understand the complex interactions between sports promotions like advertising and sponsorship, management theories, finance, and law. 

Use your knowledge of branding, funding, regulatory conditions, and concepts like ethics and business structure in an internship and start creating a future in this growing field.

Social & Cultural Activities

Make the most of your California experience!

Riverside has a friendly community and centralized location. Travel an hour in any direction to explore Los Angeles, San Diego, Palm Springs, and other famous destinations.

Fill your weekends with:

  • Unforgettable places, events, and cultural immersion activities
  • FREE social events to make professional connections
  • Optional trips at a special student rate

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 8 months
    • Duration description
      • 33 weeks
  • Credits
    46 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

What You'll Learn

  • Fundamental management and leadership skills
  • How these skills operate in sports management and related facets like marketing, law, and economic trends
  • Methods to refine your portfolio or sell your potential to interested companies
  • Practical applications of all skills learned through an internship and supplemental student discussion


  • Students who hold Bachelor's degrees and who wish to concentrate or expand their knowledge in the field
  • Students who are enrolled in a Master's in Sports Management at their home institution
  • Professionals who have several years of work experience

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree in any area
  • International applicants are required to demonstrate English language fluency
  • No GMAT or management experience required
  • You must obtain an F-1 (student) visa

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18200 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18200 USD for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
  • National

    18200 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18200 USD for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
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Living costs for Riverside

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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