MS in Sport Management: Athletic Administration

Overview

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.

Students in the Athletic Administration program will learn to:

  • Make connections between research, theory, and practice in a sport context
  • Apply proven leadership theory to solve management challenges
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with colleagues
  • Develop real-world solutions to sport management issues
  • Think critically about social issues related to those who manage, participate in, and engage with sports and the sport industry

A convenient online approach

  • 36 credits of coursework: 24 credits in the core program curriculum; 9 credits of concentration-specific courses; 3-credit capstone
  • All coursework is completed online using Lasell’s easy-to-use learning platform
  • 8-week modules are flexible and affordable

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.

Exceptional opportunities
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:

  • Director of Student Activities
  • Athletic Director
  • Intramural Director
  • Camp Director

Curriculum

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS
Concentration Courses
MGMT705 Organizational Theory 3
SMGT710 Principles of Athletic Administration 3
MSSM Core
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 Foundations 3
SMGT711 Sport & Rec Ldrship to Shape the Future 3
SMGT714 Administrative Procedures 3
SMGT780 Research & Design in the Sport Industry 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
Choose 1 from the following:
SMGT781 Writing & Reporting Research in Sport 3
SMGT797 Internship 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 Schedule

Summer 2019

Course NumberNameFormatInstructorDay/Time
SUMMER MAIN: 5/14-8/26
MGMT798 Research Project Capstone Online TBA,  Online
MGMT799 Internship Capstone Online Panchuck, Paula Online
SUMMER 1: 5/14-7/3
MGMT702 Research Methods Online Borden, Daniel Online
MGMT704 Financial Management Hybrid Hannon, James TBA   6:30PM -   9:00PM
MGMT705 Organizational Theory Online Payne, Mindy Online
MGMT707 Operations Strategy Online Pineault, Gerald Online
MGMT731 Human Resource Law & Compliance Online Howard, Kim Online
MGMT744 Global Marketing Online Reilly, Matthew Online
MGMT751 Business Strategy Online Vergara, Judy Online
MGMT756 Policy & Brand Management in Hospitality Online Mobar, Siddharth Online
MGMT760 New Product Development Online Huetteman, Janet Online
SUMMER 2: 7/3-8/26
MGMT700 Global Leadership Online McGeough, Robert Online
MGMT703 Strategic Information Management Online Pineault, Gerald Online
MGMT714 Principles of Project Management Online Willett, Michael Online
MGMT728 Human Resources Management Online Howard, Kim Online
MGMT736 Leadership & Operations in Lodging Mgmt Online Mobar, Siddharth Online
MGMT740 Consumer Behavior Online Staskawicz, Cheryl Online
MGMT745 Strategic Marketing Online Huetteman, Janet Online
MGMT752 Change Management Online Carvalho, Katherine Online
MGMT764 Diversity, Inclusion & Countering Bias Online Howard, Kim Online
MGMT767 Risk Management Online Willett, Michael Online

Fall 2019

Course NumberNameFormatInstructor
FALL MAIN - 9/9 - 12/10
MGMT700 Global Leadership Hybrid TBA
MGMT702 Research Methods Hybrid TBA
MGMT703 Strategic Information Management Hybrid TBA
MGMT728 Human Resources Management Hybrid TBA
MGMT740 Consumer Behavior Hybrid TBA
MGMT746 Digital Marketing Hybrid TBA
MGMT749 Ethical Theory & Management Hybrid TBA
MGMT752 Change Management Hybrid TBA
MGMT764 Diversity, Inclusion & Countering Bias Hybrid TBA
MGMT766 PM Tools & Technology Hybrid TBA
MGMT798 Research Project Capstone Online TBA
MGMT799 Internship Capstone Online TBA
FALL 1: 9/9 - 10/29
MGMT705 Organizational Theory Online TBA
MGMT714 Principles of Project Management Online TBA
MGMT741 Marketing Research & Data Analytics Online TBA
MGMT745 Strategic Marketing Online TBA
MGMT761 Performance MGMT & Employee Development Online TBA
MGMT768 Quant Anlys for Manag Decision-Making Online TBA
MGMT771 Accounting for Manag Online TBA
FALL 2: 10/30 - 12/18
MGMT700 Global Leadership Online TBA
MGMT703 Strategic Information Management Online TBA
MGMT704 Financial Management Online TBA
MGMT707 Operations Strategy Online TBA
MGMT740 Consumer Behavior Online TBA
MGMT743 Fundraising Concepts & Practices Online TBA
MGMT744 Global Marketing Online TBA
MGMT751 Business Strategy Online TBA
MGMT762 Employee Relations, Engage & Retention Online TBA
MGMT763 Employee Learning & Development Online TBA
MGMT765 Project, Program & Portfolio Management Online TBA
MGMT769 Stat Tech & Analysis for Decision Making Online TBA
MGMT772 Financial Analysis for Managers Online TBA

Admission Requirements

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.

Admission Requirements Checklist:

  1. Online application
  2. Official transcripts of all college-level coursework *
  3. Two professional letters of recommendation from either faculty or employers
  4. A one page personal statement describing your goals, strengths and potential for achievement in graduate school
  5. Resume

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
Lasell College
1844 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 02466