Sports and Entertainment Business Certificate

Iona College’s Hagan School of Business MBA program offers an advanced certificate in Sports and Entertainment Business that complements classroom theory and principles with timely insights from industry leaders/program adjunct professors.

The advanced certificate enables students to pursue a meaningful MBA and afford those with interest in this multi-faceted industry to take a “deeper dive” with engaged executives in the areas of corporate marketing, property operations and management (finance), media (all platforms) and technology, licensing and merchandising, venue hospitality, sales, event management, etc.

Students who desire to complete their certificate program within the MBA program may do so by integrating 15 credits of sports, entertainment, or media graduate courses within their concentration. Internships are also available and can be coordinated with the executive director with appropriate time and planning.

The majority of the courses are taught by adjuncts working in the industry.

Course Offerings

Admissions Criteria

Applicants to the Advanced Certificate in Sports and Entertainment Studies must have one of the following:

  • a bachelor's or master's degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0; or
  • accepted admission to Iona's certificate program

Alternatively, applicants who have significant professional experience may be admitted based on evidence of their achievements. Admissions decisions are made by Iona's Office of Admissions, the associate dean/director of the Graduate Business Program, and the program director.

An admission as a student into the certificate program does not guarantee full admission into the MBA program. Participants are subject to the requirements for good academic standing that are applied to all students in the graduate program.

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For admission information, contact our MBA Admissions Office at 
(914) 633-2288 or email