Master of Science in Sport Management
As people world-wide become more health conscious and spectator sports increase in popularity, the sport industry is in need of qualified leaders with the ability to apply knowledge and skills to the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of sport and recreation programs, along with the experience necessary to apply solutions to practical problems in the sport management field. Graduates are expected to serve as leaders in their chosen area of interest by incorporating the various perspectives from their multidisciplinary training and applying them to current issues in sport and society.
As a student in the M.S. in Sport Management program, you will learn to expand upon the skills you learned in your undergraduate program and ultimately develop the ability to:
- Apply the fundamentals of business to sport management.
- Integrate principles of management to organize people and resources to get results in the sport industry.
- Apply knowledge of law and labor relations to the sport industry and agency.
- Use existing and emerging technologies in the sport management field.
- Forecast new developments and adapt to the rapidly changing sports environment.
- Creatively direct the economic contributions that sport offers to individuals, organizations, and the community.
- Effectively organize, evaluate, improve, and utilize new innovations in the sport industry.
- Utilize the knowledge and skills learned through the M.S. program to produce an in-depth research project or thesis, which will serve to advance the study of sport management.
The Master of Science in Sport Management degree is offered through a part-time two-year program. Our graduate program is offered both on-campus and online in order to meet the needs of a diverse population, including the busy sport industry professional.
The program content provides an integrated educational experience directed toward developing the ability to apply knowledge and skills to the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of sport programs and offer solutions to practical problems in the sport management field. Graduates are expected to be leaders in their chosen area of interest by incorporating the various perspectives from the multidisciplinary training and applying them to current issues in sport and society.
The Four Foundations of Drexel Sport Management:
Drexel’s M.S. in Sport Management program incorporates four main points of emphasis – sport business, sport marketing, sport media, and sport law. Covering a wide range of areas of study this focus allows students to match their skills, abilities, and interests with a specific niche of the sport industry. Each focus area is broad enough to incorporate a significant number of job opportunities but specific enough to allow students to concentrate on an area of expertise within the industry, giving students a distinct advantage by allowing them to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to be successful in their chosen field.
Courses relate to one of the four areas of focus. Sample classes include:
Globalization of Sport
Sport Budgeting & Fiscal Practices
Corporate Sponsorship & Sales Strategies
Sport Ticket Sales & Strategies
Sport Law & Risk Management
Labor Relations & Collective Bargaining
Sport Media & Technology
Sports Information & PR
The M.S. in Sport Management program consists of 45 post-baccalaureate credits. The program is divided into three segments:
- Core/Foundation courses (33 credits)
- Elective courses (6 credits)
- Project/Research Thesis (6 credits)