MS 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
Capstone Options
SMGT781 Writing & Reporting Research in Sport 3
SMGT797 Internship 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

Course Schedule

Spring Main Session, 1/19-5/10
Spring Session I, 1/19-3/8
Spring Session II, 3/22-5/10
Course NumberNameFormatDay/TimeSession Dates
SMGT 797 Internship
(Prereq: SMGT 780 or taken concurrently)
Online TBA 1/19-5/10
SMGT 703 Sport Sponsorship & Marketing Online Spring I 1/19-3/8
SMGT 709 Managing Diversity in Sport Organization Online Spring I 1/19-3/8
SMGT 711 Sport Leadership to Shape the Future Online Spring I 1/19-3/8
SMGT 722 Managing Sport Facilities/Special Events Online Spring I 1/19-3/8
SMGT 780 Research & Design in the Sport Industry Online Spring I 1/19-3/8
SMGT 701 Current Issues in Sports Online Spring II 3/22-5/10
SMGT 704 Sport & the Law Online Spring II 3/22-5/10
SMGT 705 Fin Management in the Sport Industry Online Spring II 3/22-5/10
SMGT 712 Intercollegiate Rules & Procedures Online Spring II 3/22-5/10
SMGT 713 International Sport Management Online Spring II 3/22-5/10
SMGT 723 Sport Sales Strategies Online Spring II 3/22-5/10
SMGT 781 Writing & Reporting Research in Sport Online Spring II 3/22-5/10
Summer Main Session, 5/17-8/24
Summer Session I, 5/17-7/5
Summer Session II, 7/6-8/24
Course NumberNameFormatDay/TimeSession Dates
SMGT 797 Internship
(Prereq: SMGT 780 or taken concurrently)
Online TBA 5/17-8/24
SMGT 702 Hist & Func of Sport in Society Online Summer I 5/17-7/5
SMGT 703 Sport Sponsorship & Marketing Online Summer I 5/17-7/5
SMGT 709 Managing Diversity in Sport Organization Online Summer I 5/17-7/5
SMGT 711 Sport Leadership to Shape the Future Online Summer I 5/17-7/5
SMGT 722 Managing Sport Facilities/Special Events Online Summer I 5/17-7/5
SMGT 731 Ethical Non-Profit Sport Management Online Summer I 5/17-7/5
SMGT 780 Research & Design in the Sport Industry Online Summer I 5/17-7/5
SMGT 701 Current Issues in Sports Online Summer II 7/6-8/24
SMGT 704 Sport & the Law Online Summer II 7/6-8/24
SMGT 705 Fin Management in the Sport Industry Online Summer II 7/6-8/24
SMGT 707 Exec & Strat leadership in the Sport Ind Online Summer II 7/6-8/24
SMGT 712 Intercollegiate Rules & Procedures Online Summer II 7/6-8/24
SMGT 713 International Sport Management Online Summer II 7/6-8/24
SMGT 721 Introduction to Sport Hospitality Online Summer II 7/6-8/24
SMGT 781 Writing & Reporting Research in Sport (Prereq SMGT 780) Online Summer II 7/6-8/24
Fall Main Session, 9/6-12/16
Fall Session I, 9/6-10/25
Fall Session II, 10/26-12/14
Course NumberNameFormatDay/TimeSession Dates
SMGT 797 Internship
Prereq: SMGT 780 or taken concurrently
Online TBA 9/6-12/16
SMGT 701 Current Issues in Sports Online Fall I 9/6-10/25
SMGT 705 Fin Management in the Sport Industry Online Fall I 9/6-10/25
SMGT 713 International Sport Management Online Fall I 9/6-10/25
SMGT 722 Managing Sport Facilities/Special Events Online Fall I 9/6-10/25
SMGT 723 Sport Sales Strategies Online Fall I 9/6-10/25
SMGT 731 Ethical Non-Profit Sport Management Online Fall I 9/6-10/25
SMGT 780 Research & Design in the Sport Industry Online Fall I 9/6-10/25
SMGT 702 Hist & Func of Sport in Society Online Fall II 10/26-12/14
SMGT 703 Sport Sponsorship & Marketing Online Fall II 10/26-12/14
SMGT 704 Sport & the Law Online Fall II 10/26-12/14
SMGT 707 Exec & Strat leadership in the Sport Ind Online Fall II 10/26-12/14
SMGT 709 Managing Diversity in Sport Organization Online Fall II 10/26-12/14
SMGT 712 Intercollegiate Rules & Procedures Online Fall II 10/26-12/14
SMGT 781 Writing & Reporting Research in Sport
Prereq: SMGT 780 or taken concurrently
Online Fall II 10/26-12/14