Dec 12, 2018  
2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog

M.S. in Management - Leadership in Sport Concentration

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An MSM degree with a specialization in Leadership in Sport offers a unique blend of advanced knowledge with sport-specific courses, management theory and practical learning through internship opportunities. This degree is a unique offering which will prepare professionals in a variety of sport-related occupations. The business of sport is recognized throughout the world in settings from intercollegiate athletics to professional sport; wellness supervision to sport marketing agencies; and profit to non-profit companies offering fitness, recreation and leisure pursuit. The Master of Science in Management with a specialization in Sport Leadership is a degree of personal empowerment for those professionals who want to inspire others through the sport experience and lead organizations with effective strategies for success in the world of sport.

The concentration in Leadership in Sport is designed for professionals who are interested in sport management careers that require significant responsibilities in leadership within the sport industry and/or interscholastic/collegiate settings. The program is designed to meet the interests and needs of students coming from a variety of undergraduate or professional backgrounds.  Those who will assume significant administrative positions within sport businesses must develop competencies that will effectively handle the media, corporate sponsorship and contemporary issues in sport with a strong ethical perspective.

Program Outcomes

Students completing this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to lead in a sport management function
  • Understand and apply high level marketing theory and concepts specific to sport management
  • Analyze and critique contemporary issues in sport
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the legal environment of the sport industry

Minimum Grade Requirement


A minimum grade of C is required in all graduate courses.



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