Sport Management

Major: Sport Management
Degree Awarded: Master of Science (MS)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 45.0
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 31.0504
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 11-1021

 

About the Program

The program is designed for individuals working in the sports industry and for those who are and looking to make a career change into the industry. Graduates of the MS program in Sport Management are familiarized with management skills suitable to the broad spectrum of organizations falling within the sport industry. These organizations include professional sports teams and leagues, intercollegiate athletics, sport governing bodies, sport agencies, sport marketing and promotions firms, and other corporate sport enterprises.

The program content provides an integrated educational experience directed toward developing the ability to apply knowledge and skills to the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of sport programs and offer solutions to practical problems in the sport management field. Graduates are expected to be leaders in their chosen area of interest by incorporating the various perspectives from the multidisciplinary training and applying them to current issues in sport and society.

Program Goals
Graduates of the Master of Science in Sport Management will be able to:

  • Apply business fundamentals to the management of sport organizations.
  • Apply the area of law and labor relations to the sports industry and agency.
  • Use existing technologies and be prepared for emerging technologies in the sport management field.
  • Forecast new developments and adapt to the rapidly changing sports environment.
  • Effectively organize, evaluate and improve and use new information in sports.
  • Utilize the knowledge and skills learned to produce an in-depth research project or thesis, which will serve to advance the study of sport management.

For additional information, view the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management's Sport Management program web page.

Degree Requirements

Core Foundation Courses
SMT 601Sports Industry Management3.0
SMT 602Sport Law & Risk Management3.0
SMT 604Sport Media & Technology3.0
SMT 607Sport Budgets & Fiscal Practices3.0
SMT 608Sport Information & Public Relations3.0
SMT 609Sports Ticket Sales & Strategies3.0
SMT 611Corporate Sponsorship Sales & Strategies in Sport3.0
SMT 612Development & Fundraising Strategies in Sport3.0
SMT 621Leadership in Sport Management3.0
SMT 626Globalization of Sport3.0
SMT 635Sport Facilities & Event Management3.0
Sport Management Elective Courses *6.0
Select two of the following:
Contemporary Issues in Sport
Labor Relations & Collective Bargaining in Sport
Managing Coaches & Teams
Sports Industry Practicum
Sport Tourism Strategies
Consumer Behavior in Sport
Project/ Research Thesis
SMT 698Research Design & Techniques in Sport3.0
SMT 699Project/Research Thesis3.0
Total Credits45.0
*

Additional options for electives outside the Department may be approved by the advisor.


Sample Plan of Study

First Year
FallCredits
SMT 601Sports Industry Management3.0
SMT 602Sport Law & Risk Management3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Winter
SMT 604Sport Media & Technology3.0
SMT 626Globalization of Sport3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Spring
SMT 607Sport Budgets & Fiscal Practices3.0
SMT 608Sport Information & Public Relations3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Summer
SMT 621Leadership in Sport Management3.0
SMT 635Sport Facilities & Event Management3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Second Year
Fall
SMT 609Sports Ticket Sales & Strategies3.0
SMT 611Corporate Sponsorship Sales & Strategies in Sport3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Winter
SMT 612Development & Fundraising Strategies in Sport3.0
Elective*3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Spring
SMT 698Research Design & Techniques in Sport3.0
Elective*3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Summer
SMT 699Project/Research Thesis3.0
 Term Credits3.0
Total Credit: 45.0
*

One (1) Sport Management elective

Sport Management Faculty

Lawrence Cohen, JD (Temple University). Assistant Teaching Professor. Sports and antitrust law; tickets sales data analytics; sport sponsorship trends.
Amy Giddings, PhD (Temple University) Director, Sport Coaching Leadership. Associate Teaching Professor. International aspects of sport and culture, principles of coaching, teambuilding, group dynamics, minority issues in sport including availability and accessibility concerns, character development.
Joel Maxcy, PhD (Washington State University) Department Head, Sport Management. Associate Professor. Economics of sport; labor economics & policy; economics of antitrust & regulation.
Jim Reese, EdD (University of Northern Colorado). Associate Professor. Sport ticket sales, strategies, and operations; quantitative analysis and statistics for sport; economic aspects of sport management.
Ellen Staurowsky, EdD (Temple University) Interim Associate Director, Center for Hospitality and Sport Management. Professor. Social justice issues in sport; gender equity in sport; Title IX pay equity and equal employment opportunity; athlete exploitation; college sport reform; and misappropriation of American Indian imagery in sport.
Karen Weaver, EdD (University of Pennsylvania). Associate Clinical Professor. Sport marketing & promotions, public relations, media, and leadership in sport.
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