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Master of Business Administration (MBA): Sports Business

School of Business & Economics

Mark Francis leads Concordia’s new Sports Business Programs.
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Your Advantage in a Competitive Industry

The world of sports is big business – valued in the hundreds of billions of dollars globally and constantly growing. This fast-paced and dynamic industry needs leaders with a solid business foundation and contemporary skill sets to lead their organizations. The MBA in Sports Business from Concordia University Irvine is your competitive advantage.

Our modern curriculum is designed to meet the increasing sophistication of sports-specific issues in professional and college sports businesses today. You will gain practical, well-rounded knowledge as you network with professors and classmates. Our deep bench of Christian faculty bring their academic and professional expertise to help students discover and grow in their callings.

Located in the sports mecca of Southern California, Concordia’s MBA in Sports Business is offered through evening courses at our hilltop campus in Irvine. With top sports organizations throughout Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego, there is no better place to take the next step in your career.

40 Total Units
6 Yearly Start Dates
$950 Cost per Unit
18-24 Months Completion Time

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Employment in the field of sports has become one of the top career choices for students across the country. I have spoken on 85 college campuses and been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm that students have for the field. Working for a team, league, conference or athletic department in sports marketing, branding, media, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy all have a need for business skills and training. Businesses in all these fields need candidates for employment who have received such training. I have had the pleasure of speaking at Concordia University and participating in sports business programs that they have hosted several times. Concordia has a feel for what students and businesses are looking for. Their new sports MBA program promises to be a great success.

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Leigh Steinberg

Leigh Steinberg
Chairman & CEO, Steinberg Sports & Entertainment

Six Start Dates Per Year

The MBA at Concordia University Irvine offers six start dates throughout the year so as a working professional, you can make it work with your schedule. Courses are offered Monday-Thursday evenings, with some Elective courses also available on Saturdays. Choose a start date that works for you.

Start Term Start Date
Summer II July 4, 2022
Fall I August 29, 2022
Fall II October 24, 2022
Spring I January 9, 2023
Spring II March 6, 2023
Summer I May 8, 2023
For additional dates and deadlines, please view the academic calendar
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IACBE certificaiton

As you research business schools, you may notice that some business programs are accredited by organizations with long acronyms such as AACSB, IACBE, and ACBSP. What is accreditation and why does it matter? Business schools seek out accreditation to obtain quality assurance as an institution of higher learning, as well as to ensure an environment of continuous improvement. Concordia's School of Business and Economics chose to voluntarily complete a rigorous process with the International Accreditation Council for Business Education to evaluate the effectiveness of our business programs. You can be assured at Concordia University Irvine our goal is your academic and occupational success.

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Admissions Requirements:

  1. Your official transcript showing a conferred bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 2.75
  2. Current resume or vita showing 1-2 years of work experience
  3. Two current letters of recommendation
  4. A Statement of Intent
  5. A $50 nonrefundable application fee

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View the International Graduate Admission Procedure for International applicant information, requirements, and deadlines.

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No GMAT Required

We don’t believe that the GMAT is the best predictor of emerging business professionals. For this reason, we do not require students to take the GMAT exam. However, if you have completed the exam it will be taken into consideration.

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Our hill-top campus overlooks the city of Irvine and offers a wealth of resources for your time here.

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