Postgraduate Rankings 2023

The end of summer heralds new beginnings across sport and academia. As the NFL, NBA and NHL seasons spark into life, the fresh academic year brings new opportunities for students around the world

#1 – University of Massachusetts Amherst’s MBA/MS Sport Management and MS Sport Management

The University of Massachusetts Amherst’s MBA/MS Sport Management and MS Sport Management claims first place overall in the SportBusiness Postgraduate Rankins for the second consecutive year.

#2 Ohio University’s Master of Sports Administration

The University of Ohio’s Master of Sports Administration degree takes second place in both North America and globally in the Postgraduate Rankings for a second consecutive year.

#3 - University of North Carolina's Masters in Sport Administration

The University of North Carolina’s Masters in Sport Administration is a new arrival into the top three for 2023, both in the US and Globally.

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#1 in Europe - The Fifa Master at CIES

The FIFA Master, operated by the International Centre for Sport Studies (CIES), has once again been named as the number one ranked course in Europe

#2 in Europe | University of Vigo's Master in Business Administration of Sport

The University of Vigo’s Master in Business Administration of Sport takes second place in Europe for 2023. The programme also rises from 21st globally in 2022 to 13th this year.

#3 in Europe | University of Liverpool's MSc Sports Business & Management

The University of Liverpool’s MSc Sports Business and Management is a new entry to the top three in Europe. The programme, which is led by Dr.


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