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Wilmington University to Offer M.S.M in Sports Management Online Beginning This Fall

Monday, July 29, 2013 - New Castle, DE

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Looking for an inside look at the fast-paced world of athletics? Hoping to land that dream job with working for a sports franchise? Wilmington University can get you there with its new Master of Science in Sports Management beginning in the Fall of 2013.

Wilmington University is offering an online information session on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 6 p.m. to go over course curriculum, degree relevance, flexibility and student services, tuition and fees, and the application process.

The M.S.M. in Sports Management will initially be offered in the on-line format and will be offered one course per block.

Linda Andrzjewski, Director of Athletics and Assistant Professor at Wilmington University, will be teaching the first class offered in Fall Block I, Sports Law, Governance and Compliance.

“The M.S.M. in Sports Management has been five years in the making with the advisory board in looking to come up with a flexible and affordable program,” Andrzjewski said. “We are looking to cater to athletics on the East Coast. We understand in athletics that schedules are demanding that this will give people a flexible time frame for completion. Since it is a M.S.M. program, the course layout has an excellent business core, which is good for this program.”

According to the Sports Business Journal, the sports industry is one of the fastest growing in the United States with nearly $250 billion in revenue annually. That makes it larger than the U.S. auto industry and ten times larger than the motion picture industry. In 2009 the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported approximately two million jobs in the sports and entertainment industry.

Candidates for the Master of Science in Management with a Sports Administration concentration must complete the 18 credit hours of the Master of Science in Management core and 18 credit hours concentration in Sports Administration. The Sports Administration concentration consists of 12 credits of required Sports Administration core courses and six credits of Sports Administration electives.

If interested in this program or would like more information, please contact Clinton Roberton, Professor and Director, Masters Business Programs at Wilmington University by phone, (302) 295-1148, or email, clinton.d.robertson@wilmu.edu.  You can also contact Debbi Thomas on (302) 356-2488 for an appointment. 

To register for the Online Information Session on Tuesday, July 30, please visit the Wilmington University website by clicking here.