MS in Sport Management Overview As the sport industry expands globally, the field is increasingly in need of qualified leaders with business ability and industry-knowledge to plan, design, implement, and evaluate sport and recreation programs and organizations. Drexel's accredited Master's in Sports Management gives students the experience necessary to apply innovative solutions to the most challenging problems in the sport management field. Students develop the ability to:Apply the fundamentals of business to sport managementIntegrate principles of management to organize people and resourcesApply knowledge of law and labor relations to the sport industryUse existing and emerging technologiesForecast new developments and adapt to the rapidly changing sports environmentCreatively direct the economic contributions of sports to individuals, organizations, and the communityEffectively organize, evaluate, improve, and utilize new innovationsThe Drexel DifferencePractitioner FacultyLearn from those who know the industry first-hand. As active professionals in the sport industry, our full-time and adjunct faculty members bring a wealth of past and current experience to the classroom giving students unique opportunities to learn about the sport industry from experienced professionals.Experiential LearningWhether it's a tour of Lincoln Financial Field, a lecture at Citizen's Bank Ballpark by Philadelphia Phillies President David Montgomery, a trip to the local YMCA, or a Drexel co-op position with the Philadelphia Flyers, it's all about the experience. Drexel's Sports Management degree online incorporates classroom learning with real-world know-how to give students an integrated and experiential learning environment.Philadelphia SportsThere's no better city to be a sports fan! Philadelphia is one of a small handful of cities with a professional franchise in all four major league sports. Rich in professional and collegiate athletic history, Philadelphia is also home to a number of top sport management agencies and businesses, making it an excellent environment to study the sport industry. Global ConnectionsSport is a common denominator in the global village and Drexel's online sports management degree program facilitates global learning and research through developing student learning opportunities that reach far beyond the Philadelphia city limits and into the international sport community.Summer ResidencyStudents must participate in a week-long summer residency in Philadelphia after completing the core curriculum. This residency will bring students from the online program together to take part in a workshop that includes a series of educational and work sessions intended to allow students to interact and learn through applied settings.Project / Research ThesisThe last segment of the Sport Management curriculum is to utilize the knowledge and skills learned through the program to produce an in-depth research project or thesis, which will serve to advance the study of sport management. Curriculum Core Foundation Courses SMT 601Sports Industry Management3.0SMT 602Sport Law & Risk Management3.0SMT 604Sport Media & Technology3.0SMT 607Sport Budgets & Fiscal Practices3.0SMT 608Sport Information & Public Relations3.0SMT 609Sports Ticket Sales & Strategies3.0SMT 611Corporate Sponsorship Sales & Strategies in Sport3.0SMT 612Development & Fundraising Strategies in Sport3.0SMT 621Leadership in Sport Management3.0SMT 626Globalization of Sport3.0SMT 635Sport Facilities & Event Management3.0Sport Management Elective Courses6.0Select two of the following: SMT 606Contemporary Issues in Sport SMT 622Labor Relations & Collective Bargaining in Sport SMT 629Managing Coaches & Teams SMT 630Sports Industry Practicum SMT 633Sport Tourism Strategies SMT 640Consumer Behavior in Sport SMT 680Independent Study SMT 690Special Topics Project/ Research Thesis SMT 698Research Design & Techniques in Sport3.0SMT 699Project/Research Thesis3.0Total Credits45.0 View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institutionUndergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 preferredA minimum of 3 years of work experience since graduation is highly recommendedRequired DocumentsA completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo professional letters of recommendation - One academic and one professional preferredA 1,000 word personal essay including: Information regarding your background and experience in the sports industryA summary of your professional career interests and goalsA discussion of your personal strengthsResumeAdditional requirements for International StudentsA telephone interview may be requestedHow to Submit Supporting Documents Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2014-2015 is $1123 per credit. This rate applies only to new online matriculated students. Students receiving special tuition plans with Drexel Online may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.This program is eligible for Financial Aid. We also offer tuition reduction through our network of partner companies and organizations, and for Drexel University alumni and those in the military. Academic Calendar Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2014 September 22, 2014 December 5, 2014 December 8, 2014 December 13, 2014 Winter 2015 January 5, 2015 March 16, 2015 March 17, 2015 March 21, 2015 Spring 2015 March 30, 2015 June 8, 2015 June 9, 2015 June 12, 2015 Summer 2015 June 22, 2015 August 29, 2015 September 1, 2015 September 5, 2015 Apply today for a MS in Sport Management Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! Any problems? Find help or contact us.