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Graduate Studies

M.S. in Sport and Entertainment Management

Scott Hammel
Making my way through the Sport and Entertainment Management track, I gained
skills and knowledge that are transferable into any job, not just one in athletics.
I feel more confident in my abilities as a coach, as well!     - Scott Hammell '12

 

Curriculum

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The curriculum for the Sport and Entertainment Management Program has been developed in accordance with standards published by the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) and the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA). It may be necessary, however, for a student to take additional courses to meet prerequisites, based upon his/her educational and employment history. The program consists of 36 credits, including a cooperative education field placement experience. This field placement may be increased by three credits in place of one elective course, depending upon the student’s background, experience, or present employment status. The program’s elective options provide opportunities for students to pursue additional courses in their specific field of interest, and reflect trends in the sport and  entertainment industry. In the last semester, students develop and refine a master’s project in a supportive capstone seminar setting.

 

The courses in the Sport and Entertainment Management Graduate Program are offered in a hybrid format. Each class, therefore, meets once a week in a scheduled classroom environment, with the remaining contact hours to be completed in an online environment.

Required Courses: 36 Credits

 

Business Core: 6 Credits

 

  • SEM 510 Organizational Management - 3 Credits

  • BUS 650 Financial Management - 3 Credits

 


 

Major Courses: 24 Courses

 

  • SEM 540 Legal Aspects of Sport and Entertainment - 3 Credits

  • SEM 545 Facilities and Events - 3 Credits

  • SEM 570 Sport and Entertainment Promotion and Marketing - 3 Credits

  • SEM 610 Ethical Issues in Sport and Entertainment - 3 Credits

  • SEM 620 Public/Media Relations - 3 Credits

  • SEM 660 Research Design and Methods - 3 Credits

  • SEM 670 Sport & Entertainment Management Cooperative Education - 3 Credits

  • SEM 690 Capstone Seminar and Master’s Project - 3 Credits

 


 

Electives: 6 Credits

 

(Select two of the following)

  • SEM 515 Contemporary Issues in School and College Athletics - 3 Credits

  • SEM 525 Club and Resort Management - 3 Credits

  • SEM 675 Sport & Entertainment Management Cooperative Education - 3 Credits

 

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