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 for 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.
Chris Noyes '20,
Sport Leadership Certificate
“I genuinely enjoyed taking these courses. I saw the value in everything that I was learning as it was all relevant to my career goals. Every course and every assignment was designed to give me the knowledge that I sought. Lasell’s online learning format allowed me to create a schedule to attend to the various priorities in my life. I was able to work full time, care for my family’s needs, and complete my class assignments. "
- Director of Sports Medicine, Lasell University
The core curriculum is made up of 3 courses (9 credits) and 2 additional sport management courses of your choosing.
Examines the role of managers as ethical and responsible thought leaders, problem solvers and change agents. The complexities of, and challenges associated with, managing and leading change in a rapidly changing, international, diverse and information-based environment are emphasized. Through discussion, case analysis, role playing, decision-making simulations, and experiential exercises, students explore the responsibilities of contemporary business and the complex issues of leading and guiding organizations in a turbulent environment.
Executive and sStrategic leadership is often referred to as the highest level and most complex planning activity in any organization. This is also true for sport organizations. This course introduces students to the executive and strategic leadership processes in the sport industry and does so by placing them in the role of Commissioner, Athletic Director or Sport manager. In this role, students will be required to make and defend a broad range of strategic decisions. This class will focus almost exclusively on comprehensive case analysis, or the strategic analysis and decision-making processes used in the sport industry.
This course will examine leisure behavior primarily from sociological, historical and philosophical perspectives, although current contributions to the understanding of leisure behavior will be incorporated when appropriate. Emphasis will be given to understanding the role of social and historical forces in shaping leisure behavior.
Candidates seeking admission to a certificate program 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.
- Online application
- Official transcripts of all college-level coursework *
- A one-page personal statement describing your goals, strengths, and potential for achievement in graduate school
This program is not F-1 eligible, international applicants can only be considered for the online curriculum option.
All International applicants need to submit English equivalency from one of the following: TOEFL scores: minimum required score is 80 (iBT) or IELTS, minimum required score is 6.0; or Pearson PTE Academic minimum score is 53; or Duolingo minimum required score is 105. The English equivalency scores 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.
For additional requirements please visit our International Admission Requirement page.
Materials should be submitted through MyPortal or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org:
The Office of Graduate Enrollment
1844 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 02466
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