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 the newest accredited programs!
Southeast Missouri State University (Reaffirmation of Accreditation)
East Stroudsburg University (First-time Accreditation)
Nominate yourself for a position on the Board of Commissioners or Board of Directors. Submit a Statement of Interest from March 1 - 31.
Commissioners: 3 open positions (Program/Individual member, Sport Industry representative, Public member representative)
Directors: 3 open positions (Student, Industry and Program/Individual Director)
This year, we want representatives from small institutions AND minority-serving institutions (e.g., HBCUs, HSI, TCU, etc.). In addition, other aspects of diversity are considered such as gender identification, race, age and geographic location (among others).
New Accreditation Process Training Videos!
Accreditation Process: Scope to Rejoinder
Candidacy Status: What do I submit?
Writing the Self-Study: Step-by-Step
COSMA 101: Hosting a Virtual Site Visit and Virtual Site Reviewer interviews
Commissioner Dr. Daniel Kelly's insights in a Sports Business Daily opinion:
Listen to COSMA in a podcast sponsored by the University of Indianapolis:
Watch Anti-racist Pedagogy and Curriculum Brainstorm sessions:
Download Resources generated from these sessions.
Next deadlines for Candidacy Status applications (deadlines occur bimonthly)
April 15, 2021
June 15, 2021
August 15, 2021
October 15, 2021
Have you check out the Job Board lately? See who is looking for applicants!
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."
Excellent resource: Sport Management Case Study Repository
COSMA Recognized by CHEA (Council on Higher Education Accreditation). See our scope of accreditation statement.
Need help talking about accreditation? See CHEA's "The Value of Accreditation."
Accreditation Videos: About Accreditation, Types of Accreditation, President & Chancellor Perspectives
Click HERE to read the full "Dear COSMA Community" statement.
2021-22: Moving Forward: A Seat at the Table
After one year of conscious focus on social justice, COSMA wants your input to move forward: Complete survey here.
5. Strategic Planning: Public input COMPLETE.
6. Accreditation Document revisions - Annual Report for 2020-21 revised to include a "diversity" report card. Principles 7.6 and 7.7 to be revised. Site visit teams will meet with the diversity of students in a program. IN PROGRESS. Click HERE to read and review.
7. Partnering with constituent groups to increase our reach and add resources for our members (e.g., NASSM, WASM, EASM, AASM, ALGEDE, ASMA, SMAANZ, NASSS, SRLA, SMA - among others.)
How to Comply with COSMA's Public Disclosure Requirements - Download the instructions and template.