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Master of Science

Program Requirements

MSM with a Concentration in Sports Management

This concentration has additional program competencies of:

  1. Demonstrating the ability to apply strong sports management skills and strategies critical to the operation of sport organizations.
  2. Formulate an advanced understanding of the governance and regulation of sport organizations.
  3. Contrast the needed skills in the finance of sport organizations including key elements of budgeting, accounting, public/private financing, and revenue development.
  4. Categorize the necessary skills in understanding the economics of sport including concepts of supply and demand, economic forecasting, and economic impact assessment.

To fulfill the requirements for the MSM with a concentration in Sports Management, students must complete an 18-credit hour Business Management core, a 12-credit hour concentration plus six elective credits. While some course sequencing is necessary, the program is designed to permit students to complete requirements at their own pace. The 12 courses listed below are required for completion of the MSM with a concentration in Sports Management.

Course Requirements

MGT 6501 Available Online Organization Theory and Design

MGT 6503 Available Online Leadership Development and Change Management

MGT 7400 Available Online Analysis of Decision Making

MGT 7710 Available Online Integrative Independent Study Project A

MGT 7800 Available Online Strategy in Organizations

MGT 8800 Available Online Integrative Independent Study Project B

MSP 7500 Available Online Business Strategy In Sports Administration

MSP 7502 Available Online Sports Economics and Finance

MSP 7504 Available Online Sports Law, Governance and Compliance

MSP 7506 Available Online Sport Service and Event Marketing

Two Electives*

*It is recommended that students who did not complete an undergraduate internship take MSP 7503 Available Online, Sports Administration Graduate Internship as one of their electives.

Total core/concentration courses is 12 courses equaling 36 credit hours.

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2018-2019 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2018 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.