2023-2024 Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog 
    May 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog

Business Administration: Sport and Recreation Management, MBA

Location(s): Online

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(40 credits)

Program Description

New England College’s Master of Business Administration program provides working professionals and recent graduates with the proven leadership skills needed for today’s rapidly changing global environment. This 40‐credit MBA can be completed in less than two years. The course delivery and structure are specifically designed for working professionals to make the most efficient use of time and to optimize the learning experience.

Our MBA carries forward NEC’s legacy of creating well-rounded management professionals. With an emphasis on practical knowledge and skills, students will learn from faculty experts who are active business leaders. Our student-focused curriculum positions graduates to achieve positive career outcomes with a background in strategic thought and analysis, analytical decision-making, leadership theory and practice, and organizational dynamics in management. Students can choose a concentration in a specific field, or can select elective courses from a wide range of options.

The degree is designed to further students’ knowledge of key leadership elements including problem solving, effective communication, motivation of employees, and negotiation. Through the MBA program, students further their career by developing advanced strategic leadership techniques, leadership tools and skills, and a deep understanding of organizational dynamics in management.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate ability to integrate knowledge of accounting, finance, marketing, management information systems, organizational behavior, economics, operations management and qualitative analysis to create effective solutions to organizational and operational challenges independently and as a team;
  • Create and demonstrate verbal and written communication skills which express ideas clearly, logically, and persuasively;
  • Distinguish and formulate solutions to ethical, cultural humility, and inclusion issues;
  • Evaluate information and data in order to formulate analytically sound decisions and understand the likely consequences of those decisions;
  • Demonstrate leadership ability, collaboration, team-building skills through class projects and involvement in student, community, and/or professional organizations.

Sport and Recreation Management Concentration

The MBA’s Concentration in Sport and Recreation Management is designed for a student seeking a comprehensive understanding of the roles and responsibilities of intercollegiate coaches. The program includes courses in which the theoretical and conceptual aspects of sport management and the psychological dimensions of coaching are explored. Research courses have been designed to provide students with the necessary skills to investigate problems of practice and increase evidence-based decision-making in the field.

Outcomes of the Concentration in Sport and Recreation Management:

  • Apply leadership and critical thinking to the broad concepts of the sport and recreation management industry;
  • Analyze the dynamics of collegiate coaching, with specific emphasis on psychological aspects of sport coaching;
  • Evaluate issues and apply ethical decision-making models and the influence of relevant stakeholders as they relate to sport;
  • Analyze and apply a working knowledge of legal issues specific to intercollegiate sport.

Other Available MBA Programs

The MBA program has 2 other available concentrations. Please see the individual program pages for additional information:

An executive, low residency program is also available:

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