(PRWEB) June 30, 2014
The Mark. H. McCormack Department of Sport Management's master's degree program has achieved elite status in Sport Business International magazine's 2014 Postgraduate Course Rankings. In the survey, released in the magazine's June edition, the program ranked 2nd among all postgraduate sport management programs in the United States for the third year in a row. It ranked 4th among all postgraduate programs worldwide.
The ranking criteria included student satisfaction, employment within three months of graduation, work placement as part of the curriculum, and other variables. More than 500 programs sought rankings in the magazine's survey, which is in its third year.
"Our national and international rankings are an affirmation of our extraordinary faculty and our emphasis on student-focused, experiential learning," notes McCormack department chair, Lisa Pike Masteralexis. "It also reflects our deep ties with industry, including thousands of well-placed alumni. And it underscores our enduring relationship with the McCormack family, which commits us to a culture of innovation informed by the industry's past."
The McCormack master's degree program offers an M.S. degree and a hybrid MBA/M.S. degree. The department also offers B.S. and Ph.D. degrees. As part of its commitment to innovation in education, an Online Graduate Sport Management Certificate will also be available for this first time this year. This 15-credit certificate enables working professionals to access the highly regarded McCormack Sport Management curriculum and faculty in a convenient 100% online format. For more information on the graduate certificate, go to http://www.isenberg.umass.edu/sportcert.
About the Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management:
The Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management is located in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Created in 1972, the McCormack Department of Sport Management is the second oldest degree program of its kind in the world, and the largest and most academically diverse department in the nation. The McCormack Department of Sport Management is housed in an AACSB accredited business school and has been hailed by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Sports Business Journal, CNBC.com and other publications as a leader in its field. The department is also home to the McCormack Center for Sport Research and Education, which focuses on research and educational partnerships between the sport industry and academia.