MS in Sport Management: Sport Hospitality Management

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Sport venues and sporting events are major stakeholders in the entertainment/event industry. The sport hospitality concentration is distinctive in that it provides a unique opportunity for students from varied bachelor’s programs (hospitality and event management, marketing, business management or communication, to name just a few) with courses specific to sport facilities, sport events, and sport sales to gain the essential business and marketing principles of sport hospitality for career entry to the industry. View the Master of Sport Management with a concentration in Sport Hospitality Management admission requirements.

Students who pursue the Master of Science in Sport Management with a concentration in Sport Hospitality Management will take the following courses:

Core MS Curriculum
21 credits

COM 705 Media Relations 3
SMGT 701 Current Issues in Sports 3
SMGT 703 Sport Sponsorship and Marketing 3
SMGT 704 Sport and the Law 3
SMGT 705 Fin Management in the Sport Industry 3
SMGT 709 Managing Diversity in Sport Organization 3
SMGT 711 Sport Leadership to Shape the Future 3
SMGT 780 Research & Design in the Sport Design 3

Sport Leadership Concentration Courses
6 credits

SMGT 721 Introduction to Sport Hospitality 3
SMGT 723 Sport Sales Strategies 3

Choose one of the following:

MGMT 743 Fundraising Concepts & Practices 3
SMGT 713 International Sport Management 3
SMGT 722 Managing Sport Facilities/Special Events 3

Capstone Experience
3 credits

Choose one of the following:

SMGT 781 Writing & Reporting Research in Sport 3
SMGT 797 Internship 3

View our complete graduate course descriptions.

Students pursuing the thesis option as their Capstone are required to take SMGT 781, Writing & Reporting Research in Sport, to fulfill their requirements.

Students pursuing the non-thesis option as their Capstone are required to take the following 3-credit course: SMGT 797 Internship

SMGT 701 and SMGT 703 can be substituted for additional concentration courses. For example, if a student desires to take a majority of the courses listed under their designated concentration, the student may petition the Department Chair for permission to substitute (*) courses with Concentration courses.

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