2009-2011 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 16, 2019  
2009-2011 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Management of Sports Industries, Facility Management Concentration, M.S.


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A total of 36 credits is required for completion of the master of science degree in management of sports industries. The program consists of four business core courses, four sports/facility management core courses, and four sports management elective courses or four facility management concentration courses.

Business Core (12 credits)


The following required foundation business courses may be waived based on appropriate graduate or undergraduate courses completed with a grade of B or better at an accredited institution. (See waiver criteria under M.B.A. program.) If all four business courses are waived, students are required to take two additional elective courses to meet the minimum 30-credit residency requirement for the awarding of the master’s degree.

Plus Electives or Concentration (12 credits)


Electives (12 credits)


Within the elective sector of the program, students must enroll in a required internship (MG 694 ) designed to provide appropriate work experience in a sports/sport-related industry. Students are required to produce a comprehensive, analytic report documenting the internship experience. In special cases (requiring written approval of the program coordinator) students who already have extensive field/work experience may replace the internship with an appropriate, approved research project (MG 690 ).

Concentration in Facility Management


The university, in conjunction with the International Association of Assembly Managers (IAAM), has developed a concentration endorsed by the IAAM, and its more than 3,800 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 four business core courses, the four sports/facility management core courses, and four of the concentration courses listed below (12 credits), including MG 613  and a required internship (MG 694 ) to provide appropriate work experience in facility management. Students are required to produce a comprehensive, analytic report documenting the internship experience. In special cases (requiring written approval of the program coordinator) students who already have extensive field/work experience may replace the internship with an appropriate, approved research project (MG 690 ).

Plus two of the following:


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See the Table of Contents for the M.B.A. concentration in management of sports industries and the certificate in management of sports industries .

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