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2011-2013 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Management of Sports Industries, M.S.


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M.S., Management of Sports Industries


A total of 36 credits are 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 three business courses are waived, students are required to take an additional elective course to meet the minimum 30-credit residency requirement for the awarding of the master’s degree. 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.
 

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 SM 613  and and SM 622 .

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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 .

Concentration in Collegiate Athletic Administration


The M.S. in Management of Sports Industries 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 four business core courses, the four sports/facility management core courses, and four of the concentration courses listed below, including SM 618  and SM 621  .

Concentration in Sport Analytics


 The M.S. in Management of Sports Industries 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 four business core courses, the four sports/facility management core courses, and four of the concentration courses listed below, including SM 620  , SM 623  , and SM 625  .

Instead of an internship, students pursuing the M.S. in Management of Sports Industries 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.

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