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SIO Faculty at Sports Authority Stadium

Sport Management Faculty visit Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Sport Management

Sport Management is for students with professional interests in sport business.  Examples of professions in the sports business field include:

  • Player and media relations

  • Day-of-game operations

  • Facility management

The Metropolitan State University of Denver campus is located directly across Auraria Parkway from the Pepsi Center, home of the NBA Denver Nuggets and NHL Colorado Avalanche,  within walking distance of Coors Field, home of the MLB Colorado Rockies, and a short drive from Dick's Sporting Goods Park, home of the Colorado Rapids soccer team. The close proximity to professional sports venues, as well as the presence of several large NCAA Division I and II schools along the front range, provide crucial networking and hands-on experiences.


The Sport Management degree program at Metropolitan State University of Denver has received specialized accreditation through the The Commission on Sport Management Accreditation located in Arlington, Virginia, USA.  The Sport Management program in the following degrees are accredited by COSMA:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Sport Management

MSU Denver’s Sport Management program is the only program in Colorado, and one of only 32 Bachelors programs in the United States to achieve this accreditation.  The accreditation is valid for seven years (2017-2024). 

COSMA is a specialized accrediting body whose purpose is to promote and recognize excellence in sport management education worldwide. Programs, students, employers, and the general public all benefit from the external verification of quality provided through COSMA's accreditation process. They also benefit from the process of continuous quality improvement that is encouraged by COSMA's developmental approach to promoting excellence in sport management education.

COSMA Annual Report 2018  

COSMA Student Learning Outcome Matrix 2016-2017



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