The University of South Carolina's master's degree in sport and entertainment management is one of the best graduate degree programs in the world-—ranked No. 5 globally in the 2022 SportBusiness Postgraduate Course Rankings. The MSEM program jumped up 15 spots this year, underscoring its continual growth in research, top-tier faculty and career success outcomes.
What Makes the Program Special
- Outstanding faculty with years of research and industry experience in the sport, entertainment and venue industries—marketers, venue managers, promoters, team presidents, lawyers, agents and world-renowned scholars.
- Comprehensive curriculum including sport, entertainment and venue management (arenas, stadiums, amphitheaters, etc.).
- Specialized training in management and leadership skills.
- Powerful networking opportunities that lead to career success and growth.
- Hands-on career experience with organizations, venues and events including Colonial Life Arena, Williams-Brice Stadium, Gamecock Athletics, the Charlotte Sports Foundation, NASCAR and Empire Sports Management.
- New MBA / MSEM combination degree allows students to earn a Master of Sport and Entertainment Management from the College of HRSM and an MBA from the top-ranked Darla Moore School of Business program in just two years.
How Programs are Ranked
- SportBusiness’ rankings are based on surveys, completed by course leaders and alumni.
- Points are awarded based on factors including quality of faculty, alumni and industry networks, job success and support, and diversity, equity and inclusion.
- The sport management graduate program ranking complements UofSC’s No. 1 ranking in the United States for sport science as a whole.
- UofSC’s Department of Sport and Entertainment Management was the first program of its kind and offers bachelor’s degrees, Ph.D. degrees and certificate programs in addition to its top-ranked master’s program.
- The Department of Sport and Entertainment Management is home to the College Sport Research Institute, Center for Advancement of Sport and Entertainment Management and the SEVT and CSRI industry conferences.
- The latest addition to the Department of Sport and Entertainment Management’s prestigious faculty roster is industry leader Bill Sutton.