/ Sports Administration Course

Learn the Essential Skills Needed to Run a Sports Organization

In just eight weeks, you will cover all the skills needed to run a sports organization, from fundraising to marketing to event management and operations.

Sports administration requires a balanced education covering everything from fundraising to marketing. In our 8-week online course, Mushtaque Mohammed will teach you the fundamentals of running various types of sports organizations.

Weekly Interactive Zoom Chats with Mushtaque Mohammed

July 29

Weekly Live Interactive Zoom Chats with Mushtaque Mohammed

8-week online course
Access to SMWW network
Resume enhancement
Ongoing career advice
Class size limited to 15 students




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Why You Should Take Our Sports Administration Course

Our Sport Administration course provides aspiring students an opportunity to learn the skills that governing bodies, non-profit organizations, collegiate properties, clubs, and communities seek when hiring new employees.

Our Sports Administration training includes:

  • The essential business skills sports organizations seek when interviewing new employees
  • Successful promotions used by sports organizations and collegiate properties
  • Legal aspects of sports administration
  • Financing non-profit sports
  • Facility, pitch, field, stadium, and arena management
  • Event and Game Management
  • Sports Commissions
  • Sport Governance
  • Web-based scheduling and organization
  • Steps to successful policies and procedural decisions
  • Managing budgets and allocating resources effectively
  • Successful personnel hiring and firing procedures
  • Dealing with boards and executive directors
  • Understanding of front office operations and positions
  • Sports Marketing as it relates to athletic organizations
  • Identify successful revenue streams available to sports groups through corporate sponsorships
  • High-tech e-marketing revenue and marketing campaigns
  • Community relations programs, Facilitating Fan Etiquette
  • Organizing Youth Sports parents, coaches, officials, and volunteers for success
  • Career Advice and strategies for advancing within sports organizations

Each successful graduate has an opportunity to participate in a short-term job experience, which will vary depending on where each student lives and their career goals. Job experiences could include shadowing FIFA personnel, or working with a high school or university athletic department, or assisting a national organization with a grant writing proposal.

The opportunities are endless.

Course mentors will work with students one-on-one to determine a job experience that would be most beneficial for each individual situation and work to secure a position. This experience alone will help set you apart in the job marketplace.

Our Sports Administration Course Will Help You Build Your Future

While many confuse sports as purely a form of entertainment, in reality, sports are big business. By 2019, accounting firm Price Waterhouse Cooper estimates the global sports industry will be worth upwards of 73.5 billion dollars. From high school sports to international events like NFL London and Olympic governing bodies – every event and organization contributes to the global sports phenomenon. 

Inside every event, team, and organization there is a need for professionals skilled in the art of management, fund-raising, marketing, human resources, customer service, event management, and more.

At SMWW, we'll teach you the skills needed to thrive in sports business and administration.

Led by Mushtaque Mohammed and Dr. Lynn Lashbrook, founder of Sports Management Worldwide, our 8-week online Sports Administration course is designed to help you advance your career as an executive within sports organizations big and small.

Unlike most online classes, we focus our program on interactive Zoom video chats directly with your course mentors, which allows you the opportunity to build personal relationships and rapport with these successful sports administrators. After completing our Sports Administration course, we will help you redesign your resume to highlight your new skills and include that you have been taught first-hand by Mushtaque Mohammed and Dr. Lynn Lashbrook.

Now that is powerful!

Our Sports Administration course will provide you the real-world experience you need to take your career and your organization to the next level.

Sports Careers This Course Will Prepare You For

Our Sports Administration course will prepare you for careers within:

  • High School, University, and College Athletics Departments
  • Olympic Committees and Organizations
  • College Conferences - Big Ten, Southeastern, Pac 12, Big East, GPAC, WAC, SWAC, Gulf South
  • National College Associations - NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA, NCCAA,
  • Bowl Game Administration - Rose Bowl, Orange Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, BCS
  • USA National Sports Association - USA Basketball, USA Volleyball, AAU, USA Baseball, US Soccer Federation
  • High School Athletics Organization and Administration - NHSAA, State Commissions, Local Conferences
  • International Sports Organizations
  • Special Olympics
  • YMCA/YWCA, Boy's and Girl's Clubs
  • Sports Halls of Fame - National, Regional, State, Local
  • Recreation Management


I have been in athletics for almost 40 years and after taking the SMWW Sports Administration course I have learned more than I could imagine. I am in awe of the valuable and actionable information being taught by my mentor. Even after decades in the sports industry, there are so many new concepts I have learned and I know that these things will be the difference in my ongoing career. Thank you SMWW!
- Buddy Bear, Port Angeles, WA

Meet Your Course Mentors

Mushtaque Mohammed

Mushtaque MohammedMushtaque Mohammed is currently the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Vice-President. Mushtaque is from Trinidad and Tobago and has been involved in Sports Administration for over 35 years. In addition to FIVB, Mushtaque is the Senior Sports Officer at the University of Trinidad and Tobago. He served in various roles in Sports Administration which includes General Secretary and President of the Trinidad and Tobago Volleyball Federation (TTVF) for over twenty-five years and had a sixteen-year stint at the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee, Mushtaque is a very powerful administrator in the Volleyball sector that includes managing and evaluating officials. Mushtaque has worked at the past four Olympic Games and has a wealth of experience in regards to federations, the Olympic Games and international sports. Mushtaque is excited to assist and mentor you with your career path.

Dr. Lynn Lashbrook

Dr. Lynn LashbrookDr. Lynn Lashbrook, President of Sports Management Worldwide has served at the collegiate level as a coach, scout, recruiter, athletic academic advisor, compliance officer, and athletic director. He was an Assistant Athletic Director at the University of Missouri, before becoming a Director of Athletics at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. He turned down the AD job at Western Michigan University so he could begin developing his own sports management company.

As an athletic director, Dr. Lashbrook improved athlete graduation rates, increased ticket sales, bettered school participation in athletics, initiated and successfully completed a Student Recreation Center, established the first-ever NCAA athletic exchange with Russia, and achieved record levels of fundraising and alumni donations.

During his administration, he had recognized programs in collegiate hockey, football, basketball, baseball, track, and rifle. Dr. Lashbrook understands the importance of ethical leadership and power of the podium and bringing out community spirit through sports. In 1985, Dr. Lashbrook served as President of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics.

Mushtaque Mohammed and Dr. Lynn Lashbrook's passionate teaching style will motivate and energize you to deal with your daily challenges and prepare you for a career in Sports Administration. They unite students in the course with live weekly interactive Zoom video chats. This innovative concept allows you to try new solutions in sports administration that have been used in other venues throughout the world.

Dr. James Krause is an educator, author, mentor, and athletic administrative guru, his leadership in SMWW Sports Administration class provided me with the 'know-how' and self-confidence to move from an Assistant Athletic Director to an Athletic Director position. What impressed me most about Dr. Krause was his patience and eagerness to make time for all SMWW students.
- David Brown, Athletic Director, St. Johns International School of Brussels

Course Details

Weekly Interactive Zoom Video Chats: A unique aspect of each 8-week course is the opportunity for students to participate in weekly, interactive Zoom video chats with fellow students, instructors, and renowned guest speakers. This is a tremendous opportunity to network within Sports Administration by getting to know your instructors and fellow students personally via the Internet. This is available via any online computer with a microphone. The connections and synergies via the interactive Zoom video chats will be a sports network that you will utilize Throughout your career.

Online Education: This innovative academic course is facilitated through a web-based educational delivery system. You will enjoy the online discussion boards, weekly readings, weekly quizzes, course projects, and interaction amongst fellow sports business-minded students and faculty. All training materials you will need are included in the course fee and will be shipped to your door.

Global Participation: SMWW students participate from over 162 countries. Courses have an international influence and instructors will cater assignments to specific countries or leagues. Countries with economic challenges are eligible for economic discounts.

University Credit Available: For additional fees to Fort Hays State University in Kansas, you may receive graduate or undergraduate university credit for Sports Management Worldwide's courses. Click here for more information.

Sports Career Conferences: Throughout the year, Sports Management Worldwide hosts Sports Career Conferences at a variety of sporting events. These are fabulous networking events that put SMWW alumni in the heart of the action. Opportunities to meet executives at all levels of sport are facilitated. Visit SMWW Sports Career Conferences to learn more.

Advanced Certificates: Want to take your career to the next level? Our Advanced Certificates have been hand-selected by our team of sports industry experts to put you on a path to success. These bundles allow you to take advantage of our biggest discount available, by bundling multiple courses and becoming an expert in that field. Learn more about our Advanced Certificates here.

Military Discount: For those individuals who represent their country in military service, (active, reserve, or retired) we offer a discount. Thank you for serving your country! For more information on the Military Discount please Click Here.

Tax Write-Off (For USA Citizens): SMWW course tuition, books, and supplies can be used for education tax credits. Save your receipts and consult with your tax advisor on how this applies to you.

What You Can Expect From Our Sports Administration Course:

Return on Investment (ROI) is one of those industry catchphrases you hear bandied about the business world, and this course is a perfect example of ROI at work.

Many organizations, schools, and programs will pay for staff professional development in the form of continuing education classes, like our Sports Administration course. This is their investment in you. Our students will learn a variety of methods to help with fundraising, marketing, sponsorship generation, and other revenue-building initiatives and bring those new skills back to the organization. This is the return.

Our Sports Administration course is a win-win.

Graduates of our Sports Administration course are armed with the knowledge and skills to change the financial future of their sports organization.

Course Certificate & Resume Reference:

Successful graduates of Sports Management Worldwide's Sports Administration course will be sent an SMWW Certificate of Accomplishment. This certificate represents not only your achievements in the course but also demonstrates your personal commitment to self-improvement and ability to self-train yourself for higher positions within the sports business industry.

In addition to your certificate, you will be given the stamp of approval by SMWW. This approval includes a personal reference you may add to your resume from both Dr. Lashbrook and Dr. Krause.

Resume Redesign Service

Acquiring the skills necessary for your dream sports career is only one part of the employment journey. Even with the required skill set, you still have to market yourself properly to attract the attention of sports industry employers.

At SMWW, we’ll teach you the skills you need to thrive AND help you redesign your resume for optimal impact in the sports industry. We’ll help you craft a resume to highlight your new skills in Sports Administration including a reference from Dr. James Krause and Dr. Lynn Lashbrook while optimizing it to reach hiring managers searching online. 

We want you to become the next SMWW success story and will go to great lengths to help you get there!


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Prerequisites: Must be 18 or older to participate and have a passion for sports.
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