The Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management and The McLendon Foundation have partnered for the creation of the McCormack-McLendon Scholarship, an academic enrichment opportunity that will provide a selected McLendon Scholar tuition-free enrollment in UMass Amherst’s #1 globally ranked sport management master’s program, housed within the Isenberg School of Management.
The selected student from the McLendon community will have the option of pursuing either an MBA/MS dual-degree or one-year MS in Sport Management degree, while completing a graduate assistantship on campus during the term of study.
About the Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management
The Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is one of the few sport management programs housed within a business school: the Isenberg School of Management. U.S. News & World Report ranks Isenberg as a Top 20 public undergraduate business school, while its online MBA is ranked #5 in the world by Financial Times (2023). The Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management is one of the oldest such programs in the world, and the program’s network includes more than 4,000 sport industry alumni, featuring leaders and innovators within every segment of the commercial sports industry. The department has one of the top undergraduate programs in the country, and its graduate program – consisting of master’s (MS) level as well as dual-degree (MBA/MS) concentrations – is currently ranked #1 in the world by industry standard Sport Business.
Graduate Assistantship Opportunity
The scholarship recipient will be placed in a graduate assistantship at UMass Amherst, which will not only further their understanding of the sports business but will also offer hands-on learning opportunities to supplement their academic growth in the classroom. The McCormack Department currently facilitates assistantship opportunities with UMass Athletics, the Oak View Group (which operates UMass’ Mullins Center), and research/teaching roles in the Isenberg School of Management.