Online Sport Management Masters
Classes meet entirely online.
Classes meet face-to-face at our St. Paul campus or other off-campus location.
Course work is completed through a combination of in-class and online class meetings.
The Master of Arts in Sport Management (MSM) program is offered fully online and designed to help students achieve their academic and career goals on their schedule. The online courses mimic the on-campus atmosphere by providing students with a learning environment in which they can collaborate and interact with the professor and their peers.
Our online sport management masters consists of 33 hours and prepares graduates to understand the growing sport management industry. Students will learn, through a hands-on, practical application of coursework, effective decision making, leadership, finance and human and facility resource management. Students will also examine concepts of management, strategic planning, marketing and law as it pertains to sport management. The online sports management masters is accelerated, allowing students to earn their degree in less than 18 months.
Foundations of Sports Mgmt
Today the need for sport management professionals is increasing in areas of business, marketing, sales and managing. This course will examine the expanding field of Sport Management. Areas of emphasize include; exploring job specific skills pertaining to sport marketing and sales, facility management, event planning, sport agents and recruiting services, intercollegiate athletics, professional sport, public relations.
Organizational Ldrshp & Dev
This course is a scholarly consideration of the concepts, principles and analytical tools for effective administration in sport management. Students will examine how leaders develop themselves and others in a dynamic, changing environment. The course will also examine the topics of communication and conflict management as they relate to successful organizational outcomes
Human Resource Management
Discusses critical aspects of human resource management as it relates to sport organizations. An overview is given of major functions and concepts regarding the management and administration of human resources in the organization including: recruitment, development, motivation, compensation, benefits administration, employee relations, and human resource information systems
Ethics & Policy in Sport Mgmt
This course explores the topics of ethics and policy for administrators in a sport management setting. Students will critically analyze ethical concepts which influence the development of sport policies. The course will further examine the relevance of ethical considerations in policy development and compliance. Students will use contemporary case studies to examine ethical dilemmas relating to policy enforcement.
Research Design Methods
This course examines the various research methodologies used in organizational settings. It provides an overview of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies including research design, data collection and analysis, interviewing, case studies, and action science. The philosophy, ethics, and politics of management research are introduced.
This course will examine the application of marketing principles in the sport industry. Elements of corporate partnerships related to sport marketing will also be explored along with business strategies of sponsorships, branding, promotions, and event marketing.
The practical aspects of the strategic and operational roles of accounting and finance are explored, including applications of strategic planning, budgeting, financial performance, and fiscal and ethical responsibility in a sport management setting.
Managing/Plng Sport Facilities
This course takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the theories and practices of facility design, construction, and operations. The course will examine a wide variety of both indoor and outdoor sports facilities including stadiums, gymnasiums, golf courses, fitness centers, and athletic fields. Students will also examine event management and programming within the context of stadium and arena management.
Legal Aspects of Sports
Legal Aspects of Sports is an overview of legal aspects that will be relevant to sport managers in areas of recreation, athletics, facilities, and business. The course will examine risk management strategies along with law related to operation and administration of sport-related programs. Students will explore case studies relating to the legal aspects of sports.
Management and Leadership
Different theories of leadership and management styles are introduced and what their impact is on organizational structure, productivity, and decision making. Students will examine their individual management and leadership styles as they relate to sport management administration. This course will analyze how leadership is not only different from management but also more effective in today’s workplace.
Students will complete an internship or a capstone project to complete the requirements for the Master of Arts in Sport Management program. KHS565 and KHS566 will complete the requirements for the capstone project.
1. Apply Online
2. Submit official transcripts from the regionally accredited institution stating the conferral of a Bachelor's degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 based on a 4.0 system.
3. Submit a typed personal statement that answers the questions listed below. Completed statements should be labeled with your name, academic program, and your contact information and submitted via mail, email or fax. Each question should be answered in a minimum of 300 words (1 page).
Why are you choosing to pursue a graduate program at this time in your career, and what are you hoping to accomplish by doing so?
What strengths do you feel make you a strong candidate for the program?
Describe a past or present personal/professional experience that you believe positively influenced your potential to succeed in a graduate program.
4. Submit a current, professional resume.
Students enrolling in a graduate program must have access to a computer that meets Concordia University's technology requirements. Contact Concordia's Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-641-8866 with any questions regarding these requirements.
Spring 2014 Term
Start Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Class Day: Tuesday
Class Time: 7-8 p.m. CST
Summer 2014 Term
Start Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Class Day: Tuesday
Class Time: 7-8 p.m. CST