Baker University announced this week it will launch its second Master of Science in Sports Management cohort on May 29. This cohort will be offered online.

The master’s in sports management degree provides graduates a deep understanding of a rapidly changing sports landscape. Big data, facilities, sponsorships, and game-day logistics are among the topics of study in the 36-credit-hour curriculum. Located in the rich Kansas City sports market, Baker’s faculty regularly invite guest speakers from prominent professional sports organizations in the region.

“We have everything in the area from high school sports administrators to NFL teams,” Ron Christian, assistant professor of sports administration, said. “It’s a really high-growth area.”

The first cohort of master’s of sports management students are set to graduate in May. Nick Aguilar, a Kansas City soccer coach and current MSSM student, said the instructors have provided an exceptional experience.

“The instructors have professional experience in the subject matter they’re teaching,” he said. They have the expertise to connect academic content with real-life situations, so students can truly apply the course material to solve everyday problems. We’ve had the opportunity to hear from professionals that are currently immersed in sports administration, marketing, and event and facility planning, just to name a few.”

The application for admission is open now.