Through the study of major themes in sport, students in the Athletic Administration concentration gain specific training and preparation for successful futures as administrators in the varied segments and businesses in the industry. Gain the actionable knowledge needed to serve as an effective athletic administrator.
Excellent training for a competitive industry
The Athletic Administration concentration is designed for students who desire to earn organizational leadership positions within a sports organization, with a specific focus on preparation for a career as an athletic director. As the market for this sought-after role becomes increasingly competitive, your Lasell College degree will set you apart from the crowd, and ensure you have the rigorous, relevant training you need to excel. Coursework covers topics that include executive and strategic planning, employee motivation, managing diversity in sport organizations, fundraising and development, and administrative procedures and theories. In addition, the vital management and communication skills you’ll gain can be applied in leadership positions of all types, further enhancing your career options.
A student-first philosophy
We maintain intentionally small class sizes that enable highly collaborative, personalized learning. You’ll work closely with exceptional teachers – many of whom are working professionals – over the course of your program, and have opportunities to develop a curriculum aligned with your specific goals through student-driven projects such as a direct study, which enables you to dive deeply into a research project of your choosing. In addition, our advisory board comprises prominent professionals in the field who provide valuable connections to the broader sport industry, positioning you to pursue internships and real-world work experience with top organizations in the Boston area and beyond.
Your degree in Athletic Administration is the first step toward a new job in the sport industry, or an advanced position within your current career track. Our graduates are well positioned to succeed in roles that include:
|COURSE CODE||COURSE TITLE||CREDITS|
|SMGT701||Historical & Current Issues in Sports||3|
|SMGT703||Sport Sponsorship & Marketing||3|
|SMGT704||Sport-Recreation-Tourism & the Law||3|
|SMGT705||Financial Mgmt in the Sport Industry||3|
|SMGT708||Leisure Studies Foundation||3|
|SMGT711||Sport & Rec Ldrship to Shape the Future||3|
|SMGT780||Research & Design in the Sport Industry||3|
|SMGT710||Principals of Athletic Administration||3|
|Choose 1 from the following:|
|SMGT781||Writing & Reporting Research in Sport||3|
|Choose 1 from the following:|
|SMGT713||International Sport Management||3|
|SMGT722||Managing Sport Facilities/Special Events||3|
|SMGT732||The Use of Psychology in Leisure Studies||3|
*Students without a bachelor's degree in sport management will be required to take SMGT 706 Introduction to Sport Management as their introductory course in place of SMGT 701 Historical & Current Issues in Sports.
|Course Number||Name||Format||Instructor||Day/Time||Session Dates|
|SMGT 797||Internship (Prereq: Instrutor Permission from Ms. Janice Savitz)||Online||Savitz, Janice||Main||1/16 - 5/7|
|SMGT 703||Sport Sponsorship & Marketing||Online||TBA||Session I||1/16 - 3/6|
|SMGT 706||Introduction to Sport Management||Online||TBA||Session I||1/16 - 3/6|
|SMGT 707||Exec & Strat leadership in the Sport Ind||Online||TBA||Session I||1/16 - 3/6|
|SMGT 709||Managing Diversity in Sport Organization||Online||TBA||Session I||1/16 - 3/6|
|SMGT 711||Sport & Rec Ldrship to Shpae the Future||Online||TBA||Session I||1/16 - 3/6|
|SMGT 780||Research & Design in the Sport Industry
Instructor Permission from: TBA
|Online||TBA||Session I||1/16 - 3/6|
|SMGT 704||Sport-Recreation-Tourism & the Law||Online||TBA||Session II||3/19 - 5/7|
|SMGT 706||Introduction to Sport Management||Online||TBA||Session II||3/19 - 5/7|
|SMGT 712||Intercollegiate Rules & Procedures||Online||TBA||Session II||3/19 - 5/7|
|SMGT 713||International Sport Management||Online||TBA||Session II||3/19 - 5/7|
|SMGT 723||Sport Sales Strategies||Online||TBA||Session II||3/19 - 5/7|
|SMGT 781||Writing & Reporting Research in Sport
Prereq: SMGT780 (may be taken concurrently) Min Grade B-
|Online||TBA||Session II||3/19 - 5/7|
Candidates seeking admission to Lasell College's Sport Management graduate degree or Certificate programs must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. GRE/GMAT scores are not required. The TOEFL may be waived for international applicants who have earned a bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand or Canada. All other applicants must submit a TOEFL/IELTS score.
A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is recommended for recent college graduates withfewer than 3 years of professional work experience.*
Materials should be addressed to:
The Office of Graduate Enrollment
1844 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 02466