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Degree Requirements - MA

Master of Arts in Sport Management (39-54 credit hours)

The MA in Sport Management is designed to prepare students 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 MA 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 enables students to gain first-hand knowledge and work experience in sport management. To earn an MA in Sport Management, students must complete the following degree requirements:

Prerequisite Courses (0-15 credit hours)

Ten core courses (30 credit hours)

ACCT 51011 Managerial Accounting
FIN 52010 Financial Policy
MGMT 56020 Communication in the Corporate Environment
MGMT 56030 Management Policies and Practices
MGMT 56056 Leadership in Structured Situations
MGMT 56060 Business Law and Ethics
HRM 56570 Employee Health & Wellness
SPMGT 57020 Principles of Management in Sport Administration
SPMGT 57040 Sport Marketing and Promotion
SPMGT 57060 Sport Law
Sport practicum placement (3 credit hours),
SPMGT 57095 Practicum in Sport Administration*

Students will be required to complete a three credit-hour consisting of 150 working hours in an assigned facility under the supervision of the faculty of the Sport Management program.

Two business elective courses (6 credit hours)
Students shall select any two SB&E elective courses.

*Students with extensive experience may have part of the practicum waived at the discretion of the dean.

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