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Sport Management

MA degrees offered in Traditional formats

Sport management includes any combination of skills related to planning, budgeting, organizing, directing, staffing, marketing and controlling in a sports organization.

The Master of Arts in Sport Management at Lindenwood University is designed to prepare you for a career within the sport industry. Sport management includes any combination of skills related to planning, budgeting, organizing, directing, staffing, marketing and controlling in a sports organization. The curriculum is a unique blend of formal coursework and opportunities designed for practical experience. The close collaboration of several sports venues in the St. Charles/St. Louis area enhances the program and will enable you to gain first-hand knowledge and work experience in sport management.

The business graduate degree programs at Lindenwood University will prepare you to pursue careers in the management of business firms or other formally organized enterprises. The programs emphasize knowledge, skills, and techniques useful in designing and maintaining effective organizations.

Graduate programs in the school of business operate on a 5-term calendar, meeting in the Fall I, Fall II, Spring I, Spring II, and Summer terms. You may begin your degree program during any of the five terms. Most courses meet once weekly in four hour sessions for nine consecutive weeks on weekday evenings or Saturday mornings. Online courses meet asynchronously, and you are expected to participate in your online courses multiple times throughout each of the nine weeks.

Earning a Master of Arts in Sport Management Degree at Lindenwood University

A master of arts in sport management degree at Lindenwood University requires 39-54 credit hours. Foundation courses are required if you do not have an academic background in business, marketing, accounting, or economics. You will be required to take 30 credit hours in core courses with topics ranging from managerial accounting, organizational communication and leadership theory to sport marketing and promotion, sport law, and sport venue and event management. You will also have to complete a sport practicum, where you will gain hands-on experience working in the sport industry.  A full list of courses is available in our graduate catalog.

Business Administration Faculty at Lindenwood University

Courses are taught by professors in Lindenwood University’s Robert W. Plaster School of Business and Entrepreneurship, which is a part of the Accreditation Council for Business School and Programs. They are degreed educators and business professionals who know their subjects and have the experience to back up that knowledge. It is knowledge they will pass on to you.

What Can I Do With a Master of Arts in Sport Management Degree From Lindenwood University?

Lindenwood sport management graduates work in planning, budgeting, organizing, directing, staffing, marketing and controlling in a sports organization. There are numerous career paths in sport management, and the Occupational Outlook Handbook at the Bureau of Labor Statistics is a great resource to help you decide which career path to take.

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