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UofSC Master of Sport and Entertainment Management program ranked No. 5 worldwide

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.

Learn More

  • 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


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