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A total of 30 credits are required for completion of the Master of Science degree in sport management. The program consists of six sport/facility management core courses, and four sports management elective courses.

Sports/Facility Management Core (18 Credits)

SMGT 6600 - Sport Business Toolkit

SMGT 6610 - The Sports Industry

SMGT 6611 - Sport Industry Marketing, Promotion, and Public Relations

SMGT 6612 - Sports Law

SMGT 6617 - Managing Sport Finances

SMGT 6694 - Internship

Electives (12 Credits)

 Any of the following (totaling 12 credits)

If a student has not waived ACCT 6620 then they will need to take this as one of their electives in the MS or any MS concentrations.

ENGL 6659 - Writing and Speaking for Professionals

SMGT 6613 - Sports Facility Management

SMGT 6618 - Major Policy Issues in intercollegiate Athletics

SMGT 6620 - Professional Sport Management

SMGT 6621 - Applied Collegiate Fitness and Athletics

SMGT 6622 - Sport Facility Development/Construction

SMGT 6623 - Sport Business Development and Sustainability

SMGT 6624 - Sports Economics

SMGT 6625 - Sports Management by the Numbers

SMGT 6626 - Strategic Event Management

SMGT 6690 - Research Project

Concentration in Facility Management

The university, in conjunction with the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM), has developed a concentration endorsed by the IAVM, and its more than 4,300 members. The focus is on how to manage large public assembly facilities such as stadiums and arenas. Topics covered include specialties such as facility financing, community marketing, field maintenance, and crowd management.

For students who choose to complete the master’s program with a concentration in facility management, the program includes the six sports/facility management core courses, and four of the concentration courses listed below (12 credits), including SMGT 6613 and and SMGT 6622.  

SMGT 6613 - Sports Facility Management

SMGT 6622 - Sport Facility Development/Construction

If a student has not waived ACCT 6620 then they will need to take this as one of their electives in the concentration and if waived they can take two electives.

Plus one of the following:

ENGL 6659 - Writing and Speaking for Professionals

SMGT 6618 - Major Policy Issues in intercollegiate Athletics

SMGT 6620 - Professional Sport Management

SMGT 6621 - Applied Collegiate Fitness and Athletics

SMGT 6623 - Sport Business Development and Sustainability

SMGT 6624 - Sports Economics

SMGT 6625 - Sports Management by the Numbers

SMGT 6626 - Strategic Event Management

Concentration in Collegiate Athletic Administration

The M.S. in Sport Management with a Concentration in Collegiate Athletic Administration is a focused degree designed to provide a comprehensive underpinning to understand and manage college athletic departments/programs. For students who choose to complete the master’s program with a concentration in collegiate athletic administration, the program includes the six sports/facility management core courses, and four of the concentration courses listed below, including SMGT 6618 and SMGT 6621.

SMGT 6618 - Major Policy Issues in intercollegiate Athletics

SMGT 6621 - Applied Collegiate Fitness and Athletics

If a student has not waived ACCT 6620 then they will need to take this as one of their electives in the concentration and if waived they can take two electives.

Plus one of the following:

SMGT 6613 - Sports Facility Management

SMGT 6620 - Professional Sport Management

SMGT 6622 - Sport Facility Development/Construction

SMGT 6623 - Sport Business Development and Sustainability

SMGT 6624 - Sports Economics

SMGT 6625 - Sports Management by the Numbers

SMGT 6626 - Strategic Event Management

SMGT 6695 - Independent Study I

Concentration in Sport Analytics

The M.S. in Sport Management with a concentration in Sport Analytics is a focused degree designed to provide a comprehensive underpinning to understand and manage financial data and decision making. For students who choose to complete the master’s program with a concentration in sport analytics, the program includes the six sports/facility management core courses, and four of the concentration courses listed below, including SMGT 6620, SMGT 6623 , and SMGT 6625 .

Instead of an internship, students pursuing the M.S. in Sport Management with a concentration in Sport Analytics will undertake a comprehensive independent study analyzing a sport/entertainment-related business and its financial condition with a view to future growth and strategic analysis.

Sport Analytics Concentration

SMGT 6620 - Professional Sport Management

SMGT 6623 - Sport Business Development and Sustainability

SMGT 6625 - Sport Management by the Numbers

SMGT 6695 - Independent Study I

Total Credits: 30