Lasell's Sports Management Certificate in Leadership is designed for the working individual looking to focus on the current and future trends facing the sport industry in order to be an effective leader. The certificate can be used as a base for career advancement or as an entrance into Lasell's Master of Science in Sports Management Degree Program.
Candidates to the sports management degree online and in person must hold a bachelor’s degree and submit an application for study in the graduate program along with all necessary documents.
Choose from three of the following courses (9 credits):
MGMT 743 - Fundraising Concepts & Practices
The world of fundraising has become increasingly complex, and knowledge of the various components of fundraising is now essential for anyone wanting to work and advance in this field. This online course introduces students to every major facets of fundraising: the annual fund, working with volunteers, writing successful proposals and grants, capital campaigns, special events, board relations, donor research, and the legal and ethical responsibilities of nonprofit organizations.
SMGT 707 - Exec & Strat Leadership in the Sport Industry
Executive and Strategic leadership is often referred to as the highest level and most complex planning activity in any organization. This is also true for sport organizations. As such, it falls to the League Commissioner, Athletic Director, Director of Recreation, and his or her top leadership teams to design, chart, and evaluate corporate level strategy. This course introduces you to the executive and strategic leadership processes in the sport industry and does so by placing you in the role of Commissioner, Athletic Director or Sport manager. In this role, you will be required to make and defend a broad range of strategic decisions. This class will dwell almost exclusively on comprehensive case analysis, or as it is generally called, the Strategic Analysis and the strategic decision-making processes used in the sport industry.
SMGT 713 - International Sport Management
International Sport Management provides for the study of the principles, theories, and competencies essential for working with and in global organizations and leadership roles and responsibilities in the administration and management of programs across the international/global sports industry. Since material in this course deals with sociological, cultural, political, and economical issues subject to frequent change, the student should be able to identify contemporary national and international positions on these issues in sport.
SMGT 722 - Managing Sport Facilities/Special Events
This course examines the processes for planning and managing major sporting events and their specific venues. Topics include crowd management, concession and alcohol management, medical emergency/evacuation plans, and facility design and maintenance.
Two additional courses (6 credits) are required to complete the certificate. The courses can be any graduate Sport Management courses.
|COURSE CODE||COURSE TITLE||CREDITS|
|SMGT701||Historical & Current Issues in Sports||3|
|SMGT702||History & Function of Sport in Society||3|
|SMGT703||Sport Sponsorship & Marketing||3|
|SMGT704||Sport-Recreation-Tourism & the Law||3|
|SMGT705||Financial Mgmt in the Sport Industry||3|
|SMGT706||Introduction to Sport Management||3|
|SMGT707||Exec & Strat leadership in the Sport Ind||3|
|SMGT708||Leisure Studies Foundation||3|
|SMGT709||Managing Diversity in Sport Organization||3|
|SMGT710||Principles of Athletic Administration||3|
|SMGT711||Sport & Rec Ldrship to Shape the Future||3|
|SMGT712||Intercollegiate Rules & Procedures||3|
|SMGT713||International Sport Management||3|
|SMGT720||Case Studies in Parks & Recreation||3|
|SMGT721||Intro to Sport Tourism & Hospitality||3|
|SMGT722||Managing Sport Facilities/Special Events||3|
|SMGT723||Sport Sales Strategies||3|
|SMGT725||Nature Based & Sustainable Tourism||3|
|SMGT726||Trends & Issues in Recreation Management||3|
|SMGT727||Trends & Theories in Sport Tourism/Hosp||3|
|SMGT731||Ethical Non-Profit Sport Management||3|
|SMGT732||The Use of Psychology in Leisure Studies||3|
|SMGT780||Research & Design in the Sport Industry||3|
|SMGT781||Writing & Reporting Research in Sport||3|
Candidates seeking admission to a certificate programs must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and demonstrate through academic background and/or work experience the ability to succeed in graduate studies. GRE/GMAT scores are not required for admission.
*Materials should be addressed to:
The Office of Graduate Enrollment
1844 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 02466
February 29 - 9:00 a.m. EST
March 14 - 8:30 a.m. EST