In today's fast-paced world, individuals frequently find themselves in new positions that require additional or updated education. Whether you already have an MBA and want to broaden your background in a specific field, are interested in just taking courses in a focused area, or are interested in a starting point for an MBA, the Graduate Certificate program offered by the Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs may be the perfect solution for you. Graduate certificate courses are taught by full-time, doctoral qualified faculty and deliver an advanced education you can build your career on.

Program at a Glance

Degree Program:

Sport Management Graduate Certificate

Offered By:

College of Business


Cost Per Credit:


*Approximate tuition per credit hour based on the number of credits taken

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Program Details

Sport Management Certificate – Online

The Sport Management Certificate provides professionals with a strong business core focusing on leadership, strategic management, finance and accounting together with a critical core addressing sport governance, sport development, sport marketing, revenue generation in sport, innovative organization behavior, sport law, and the ethical challenges in sport. The certificate classes have been designed intentionally so that they are directly relevant to professionals who currently work in or have aspirations to work in Olympic and International Sport, professional sport, interscholastic and collegiate athletics, and youth sport and recreation. Ultimately, the aim of the program is to equip professionals with the key managerial tools that will enhance their ability to seek entry into or promotion within the sport industry.

Students successfully completing the program will be awarded a Graduate Certificate in Sport Management. The certificate provides a strong comprehensive look of the sport industry with a better understanding in global governance and development of sport, innovation management in sport organizations, sport marketing and revenue generation, and legal and ethical challenges in sport.

If there is one thing that has really stuck with me in all of my sport management classes, it is who you know and who knows you that will get you in the door, and what you can do with the opportunities those connections provide. The professors in the UCCS Sport Management Program have given me the opportunity to travel, meet new people, and make incredible connections.

– Ryan Schultz | Sport Management

Man wearing sunglasses standing in front of the inside of the empty stands of a sporting arena, "SoFi" branded Stadium

AACSB Accreditation

The UCCS College of Business is accredited by AACSB International, a global nonprofit association that is committed to providing excellence in education for future business leaders. This accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools, with less than five percent of the world’s business programs obtaining AACSB accreditation. As an AACSB accredited degree, our online BS in Business program must meet rigorous academic standards and commit to providing high-quality education through strategic curriculum design and dynamic thought leadership. When you earn your business degree from an AACSB accredited program, you’ll graduate with the confidence that you’ve received the best business education available and the valued credentials that employers are looking for. 

Accredited by AACSB International

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must have a 3.0 undergraduate GPA from a regionally accredited institution to be considered for the Graduate Certificate Programs
  • $60 application fee
  • Updated resume
  • Complete UCCS Online Application
  •  Submit all transcripts regardless of the number of hours taken at a certain institution and/or if a certain institution's credit is reflected on another set of transcripts. Official transcripts must be sealed in original envelopes, unopened by the student. One set of official transcripts sent from EVERY institution ever attended

Tuition and Fees

Investing in your future is a big decision. However, becoming a fully online student at the University of Colorado is a high-quality and affordable option for learners of all types. Tuition and fees are based largely on the degree program you enroll in.

The tuition amount assessed is determined based on which University of Colorado campus, school, or college is offering your degree program, as well as if it is at the undergrad or graduate level, and finally your resident status. Visit our tuition and financial aid page for more information.

Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify.


Students pursuing the Sport Management Certificate will take the four courses from the list below:

SPTM 6000 – The Global Governance and Development of Sport

SPTM 6100 – Sport Marketing and Revenue Generation

SPTM 6200 – Innovation Management in Sport Organizations

SPTM 6300 – Legal and Ethical Challenges in Sport

SPTM 6100:  Co-requisite MKTG 6000; pre-requisite SPTM 6000
SPTM 6200:  Co-requisite MGMT 6000; pre-requisite SPTM 6000