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Master of Science in Sport Management (M.S.)

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Sport management is a field that focuses on the business attributes of sports. People in this industry are involved with the planning, organizing, managing, and budgeting aspects of a department or organization whose primary focus is associated with sports or physical activities. Many times, sport management professionals are involved behind the scenes in areas such as finance, marketing, leadership, facility management, and event management. A Master’s in Sport Management can be used in nearly all fields of sports, including public recreation, private organizations, social organizations, government athletic activities, amateur sport, college-level athletics, and professional sports.

This program is offered completely online.

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Course List

To see course descriptions, visit the Academic Catalog.

The Master of Science in Sport Management is a 30 credit hour program consisting of 10 courses delivered online. Students may begin the sequence of courses in any semester.

Fall Flex I Term
KINE 5308 Sport and Exercise Leadership
Fall Flex II Term
MGMT 5315 Management of Social Media

Spring Full Term
KINE 5312 Research Methods
Spring Flex I Term
KINE 5304 Sport and Exercise Psychology
Spring Flex II Term
MKTG 5301 Strategic Marketing

Summer Flex I Term
KINE 5301 Current Trends and Issues in Sports and Exercise Settings
MGMT 5313 Project Management
Summer Flex II Term
KINE 5302 Sport Management and Marketing
MGMT 5308 Production and Operations Management

The following course is to be taken in one of the last two semesters of the program:
KINE 5350 Sport Management Internship


For the Master of Science in Sport Management, there are 30 graduate credit hours required.
Students must complete all credit hours with a grade of “C” or higher and maintain at least a 2.75 grade point average. Students must complete all requirements for the degree within five years of starting the program.

Students may be dismissed from the program for the following reasons:
1. Students who fail to maintain at least a 2.75 cumulative grade point average will be placed on
academic probation and will be required to earn a minimum semester grade point average of 2.75
or above in subsequent semesters until the cumulative grade point deficiency is removed. Failure
to attain at least a 2.75 semester grade point average may result in dismissal from the program.
2. Earning a grade of “D” or “F” in any one class.