Master's in Sport Management: Sport Leadership

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Leaders in Sport Management must understand the current and future trends facing the sport industry. Students will be prepared to be effective leaders in the varied segments and businesses in the sport industry through the study of major themes of leadership in sport organizations, fundraising and development, and the practices and procedures of athletic governing bodies. View the Master of Science in Sport Management with a concentration in Sport Leadership admission requirements.

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

Sport Leadership Core MS Curriculum
24 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 Organizations 3
SMGT 711 Sport Leadership to Shape the Future 3
SMGT 780 Research & Design in the Sport Industry  3

Sport Leadership Concentration Courses
9 credits

Choose three of the following:

MGMT 743 Fundraising Concepts & Practices 3
SMGT 707 Exec & Strat Leadership in the Sport Industry 3
SMGT 713 International Sport Management 3
SMGT 722 Managing Sport Facilities/Special Events 3

Sport Leadership Capstone Options 
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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