The Commission on Sport Management Accreditation is a specialized accrediting body whose purpose is to promote and recognize excellence in sport management education worldwide in colleges and universities at the baccalaureate, master's and doctoral levels through specialized accreditation.
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.
Congratulations to newly-accredited programs:
SUNY Canton - first time accreditation
University of Louisville - Reaffirmation of Accreditation
University of Southern Indiana - added Master's degree accreditation
#COSMA2020: Baton Rouge! Theme: Equity, Diversity and Learning Assessment.
Dates: February 6-7, 2020.
Early Bird Registration deadline November 30
Hotel room block deadline January 7
Hall of Fame Award Nominations by December 31
Chi Sigma Mu (CSM) Student Honor Society Nominations by November 30
COSMA Shirts available for purchase to be delivered @#COSMA2020
Welcome Interim Student Director: Jessica Murfree! Who are your Board of Commissioners and Board of Directors?
What is the VALUE of COSMA accreditation? How about being ranked a top bachelor's degree program because, "We opted only to include schools that held COSMA accreditation, an indicator of a quality sport management program."
Want to host a future COSMA Conference? Complete the online application form
New resource: Sport Management Case Study Repository
Next deadline for Candidacy Status applications: November 15, 2019 (deadlines occur every two months)
COSMA Recognized by CHEA (Council on Higher Education Accreditation). See our scope of accreditation statement.
Need help talking about accreditation? See CHEA's "Talking Points: The Future Face of Accreditation - Serving the Public Interest."
A Board Member's Guide to Accreditation (CHEA, 2016)