Virginia Commonwealth University [View Image]School of Business

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The Center for Sport Leadership was founded to create leaders for an ever-evolving global sport industry. We empower our graduates across all industry specialties with a comprehensive set of tools for impactful and successful careers:  

  • Knowledge to understand the business of sport
  • Experience to inform important decisions
  • Connections to a comprehensive network of industry figures and CSL alumni
  • Foresight to create positive change in their communities

CSL students have a reputation—and it's one we've cultivated carefully: they are prepared, productive, and values-driven leaders.


Full-time Master of Sport Leadership

An on-campus, 12- to 16-month program, including a graduate assistantship. Prepares students to work in positions of influence within the sports industry.

Distance Learning Master of Sport Leadership

The same MSL degree, built specifically for students who continue working full-time while taking classes online.

Dual-degree M.S.L./M.B.A. program

Combine the business teaching of an M.B.A. program with the sport-industry-specific knowledge of the sport leadership program.


postgraduate sports business program worldwide


job placement rate worldwide


globally in graduate satisfaction

Contact Us

VCU Center for Sport Leadership 
Sports Medicine Building
1300 West Broad Street
Box 842003
Richmond, Virginia 23284-2003
Phone: (804) 828-7821
Fax: (804) 828-4938

CSL Website

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