Master's in Sport Management: Sport Leadership

Overview

Master in Sport Management

The broadest concentration option, Sport Leadership covers the ground of a traditional MBA, but with a focus on sport. Coursework addresses operational and financial aspects of a sports franchise or organization, as well as topics including media relations, the law, and service to an increasingly global set of stakeholders and fans.

The 36 credits of coursework includes:

  • 24 credits of the core MS in Sport Management curriculum
  • 9 credits of Sport Leadership concentration courses
  • 3-credit capstone option of either a thesis or an internship

Curriculum

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS
Core Courses
COM705 Media Relations 3
SMGT701 Current Issues in Sports 3
SMGT703 Sport Sponsorship & Marketing 3
SMGT704 Sport & the Law 3
SMGT705 Fin Management in the Sport Industry 3
SMGT709 Managing Diversity in Sport Organization 3
SMGT711 Sport Leadership to Shape the Future 3
SMGT780 Research & Design in the Sport Industry 3
Choose 3 from the following:
MGMT743 Fundraising Concepts & Practices 3
SMGT707 Exec & Strat leadership in the Sport Ind 3
SMGT713 International Sport Management 3
SMGT722 Managing Sport Facilities/Special Events 3
Capstone Options
SMGT781 Writing & Reporting Research in Sport 3
SMGT797 Internship 3

Course Schedule

Summer 2015 Course Schedule

Summer Main Session, 5/19-8/26
Summer Session I, 5/19-7/7
Summer Session II, 7/8-8/26

Course NumberNameFormatDay/TimeSession Dates
SMGT 797 Internship (Prereq: SMGT 780 or taken concurrently) Online TBA 5/19-8/26
SMGT 703 Sport Sponsorship & Marketing Online Summer I 5/19-7/7
SMGT 711 Sport Leadership to Shape the Future Online Summer I 5/19-7/7
SMGT 722 Managing Sport Facilities/Special Events Online Summer I 5/19-7/7
SMGT 780 Research & Design in the Sport Industry Online Summer I 5/19-7/7
SMGT 704 Sport & the Law Online Summer II 7/8-8/26
SMGT 705 Fin Management in the Sport Industry Online Summer II 7/8-8/26
SMGT 707 Executive & Strategic Leadership in the Sport Industry Online Summer II 7/8-8/26
SMGT 721 Introduction to Sport Hospitality Online Summer II 7/8-8/26
SMGT 781 Writing & Reporting Research in Sport (Prereq: SMGT 780) Online Summer II 7/8-8/26

Fall 2015 Course Schedule

Fall Main Session, 9/8-12/18
Fall Session I, 9/8-10/27
Fall Session II, 10/28-12/16

Course NumberNameFormatDay/TimeSession Dates
SMGT 797 Internship (Prereq: SMGT 780 or taken concurrently) Online TBA 9/8-12/18
SMGT 701 Current Issues in Sports Online Fall I 9/8-10/27
SMGT 705 Fin Management in the Sport Industry Online Fall I 9/8-10/27
SMGT 713 International Sport Management Online Fall I 9/8-10/27
SMGT 722 Managing Sport Facilities/Special Events Online Fall I 9/8-10/27
SMGT 723 Sport Sales Strategies Online Fall I 9/8-10/27
SMGT 731 Ethical Non-Profit Sport Management Online Fall I 9/8-10/27
SMGT 780 Research & Design in the Sport Industry Online Fall I 9/8-10/27
SMGT 702 Strategic Information Management Online Fall II 10/28-12/16
SMGT 703 Hist & Func of Sport in Society Online Fall II 10/28-12/16
SMGT 704 Sport & the Law Online Fall II 10/28-12/16
SMGT 707 Executive & Strategic Leadership in the Sport Industry Online Fall II 10/28-12/16
SMGT 709 Managing Diversity in Sport Organization Online Fall II 10/28-12/16
SMGT 712 Intercollegiate Rules & Procedures Online Fall II 10/28-12/16
SMGT 781 Writing & Reporting Research in Sport (Prereq: SMGT 780) Online Fall II 10/28-12/16