PhD Programs in Sport Business

Earning a Doctor of Philosophy, or PhD, is generally reserved for scholars with a deep interest in their chosen field of study. Regardless of the previous degree, a PhD program requires intense study and generally requires a major thesis. What is a PhD in Sport Business? Sports are a titan of a global industry, with large amounts of money pouring into it from countries around the world. As the mar… Read more

Earning a Doctor of Philosophy, or PhD, is generally reserved for scholars with a deep interest in their chosen field of study. Regardless of the previous degree, a PhD program requires intense study and generally requires a major thesis.

What is a PhD in Sport Business? Sports are a titan of a global industry, with large amounts of money pouring into it from countries around the world. As the market continues to grow, organizations need competent business professionals to handle the financial side almost as much as they need star athletes. Sports business programs often have courses with subjects such as organization leadership, legal issues, market analysis, research methods, ethical concerns, and politics in sports. Research potential programs to see what elements are emphasized.

Getting a PhD in Sport Business grants graduates potentially valuable skills, such as business administration knowledge and critical thinking. As an advanced degree, a PhD typically appears more prestigious to potential employers.

Prospective students often wonder about the cost of an advanced degree, such as a PhD in Sport Business. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to calculate because there are many factors involved. University websites and admission offices are generally the best resources for specific information.

Most graduates are interested in pursuing a career related to sports. They have available business avenues such as professional and amateur athletics administration, sports governance organizations, major sporting event and facilities management, marketing and financial analysis. In addition, the business administration skills a PhD scholar has acquired are generally in-demand in non-sport-related industries as well.

Because sports are a global obsession, you can typically find sport business programs in many different countries. If you would prefer to stay close to home, you may be able to find a local university or an institution with an online program. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

Students participating in either Doctoral programme will be required to write and present a research thesis.

Students participating in either Doctoral programme will be required to write and present a research thesis. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Jan 2020
Campus