Overview

The Sport Leadership concentration provides the broadest foundation within the Sport Management program. Encompassing the skills of a traditional MBA and a specific focus on issues related to sports, coursework addresses everything from operations and finance to media relations and service for an increasingly global set of stakeholders and fans. While most graduates pursue rewarding careers in the industry, others leverage their widely applicable leadership skills in advanced positions in other fields. Prepare for any number of careers within the sporting world – and beyond.

A convenient online approach

  • 36 credits of coursework: 24 credits in the core program curriculum; nine 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

For the love of the game
If you love sports, Lasell’s Sport Leadership concentration will help you transform your passion into a meaningful career. From a broad knowledge of industry trends to specific training through an intensive capstone internship or research project, you will gain the skills necessary to succeed in sport-related fields. What’s more, the Sport Leadership concentration not only prepares students for successful careers in the sporting industry but also provides the vital management and communication skills needed to succeed in leadership positions of all types. ​

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. ​ ​ ​

Curriculum

Our curriculum will help you build the skill set you need to advance in the field of Sport Management Leadership.

SMGT701
Historical & Current Issues in Sports
3 credits
SMGT703
Sport Sponsorship & Marketing
3 credits
SMGT704
Sport-Recreation-Tourism & the Law
3 credits
SMGT705
Financial Mgmt in the Sport Industry
3 credits
SMGT708
Leisure Studies Foundation
3 credits
SMGT711
Sport & Rec Ldrship to Shape the Future
3 credits
SMGT714
Administrative Procedures
3 credits
SMGT780
Research & Design in the Sport Industry
3 credits
MGMT743
Fundraising Concepts & Practices
3 credits
SMGT707
Exec & Strat leadership in the Sport Ind
3 credits
SMGT713
International Sport Management
3 credits
SMGT722
Managing Sport Facilities/Special Events
3 credits
SMGT781
Writing & Reporting Research in Sport
3 credits
SMGT797
Internship
3 credits

Requirements

Candidates seeking admission to Lasell University'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. A one-page personal statement describing your goals, strengths, and potential for achievement in graduate school
  4. Resume

A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is recommended for recent college graduates with fewer than three years of professional work experience.*

Materials should be submitted through MyPortal or emails to gradinfo@lasell.edu:

The Office of Graduate Enrollment
Lasell University
1844 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 02466