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MBA / Master of Sport and Entertainment Management

USC's new MBA / MSEM combination degree allows students to earn a Master of Sport and Entertainment Management and an MBA in just two years. 

Two World-Class Programs

The University of South Carolina is home to some of the best master's degree programs in the nation for sport and entertainment management and business administration.

The Master of Sport and Entertainment Management (MSEM) degree program is ranked No. 1 in the SEC and No. 8 in the world (SportBusiness, 2023). It is based in the prestigious Department of Sport and Entertainment Management within USC's College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management.  

With the No. 1 international MBA in the nation, the Darla Moore School of Business has built a reputation of success for its top-ranked MBA programs. The One-Year Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program provides a rigorous curriculum designed to have an immediate impact on your career. 

The MBA / MSEM combination degree will empower students to earn both of these degrees in just two years — maximizing their investment and career advancement opportunity.

Program Benefits

  • Gain a distinctive career edge 
  • Specialized sport and entertainment management and dynamic business curriculum
  • 12 consolidated credit hours
  • Earn two master's degrees in two years

How to Apply

The MBA / MSEM combination degree application is now available. Use the button below to apply to the graduate school.

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Interest Form

Feel free to use our MSEM interest form to get more information about our master's degree programs.

MBA/MSEM Student Testimonials

I arrived at South Carolina with an acute interest in sport business, so the university physically placed me in front of industry leaders. I was given the opportunity to apply my studies with Green Jackets at the Masters, NFL executives at SoFi Stadium, FIFA officials at the Gold Cup and team owners in the Austrian Alps. I leave South Carolina with two postgraduate degrees and a range of hard skills like regression analysis to soft skills like leadership. The MSEM program entails a three-month work-study, so I have been the country manager at a sport finance startup called Fan Owned Club. We provide the experience of owning a European soccer club to the common fan. I am based in the Austrian Alps at FC Pinzgau Saalfelden.

Henry Adam Caver
Henry Adam Caver

Since my junior year in high school, I knew that I wanted to pursue a career in sports. The undergraduate Sport and Entertainment Management program was such a great fit for me to thrive in a new environment. After the pandemic hit, I knew that I wanted to pursue a graduate degree. Returning to USC after my Disney College Program was an even more perfect fit, as the timing lined up for me to be a part of the new dual-degree graduate program. The dual-degree program provided me with all of the necessary resources to reach my full potential. The people were truly the best part. There were countless opportunities to gain beyond-the-classroom experience and the relationships I formed are invaluable. There was never a dull moment because the accelerated curriculum always kept me moving forward.

Hunter Forchetti
Hunter Forchetti

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