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  • 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 management
    • Integrate principles of management to organize people and resources
    • Apply knowledge of law and labor relations to the sport industry
    • Use existing and emerging technologies
    • Forecast new developments and adapt to the rapidly changing sports environment
    • Creatively direct the economic contributions of sports to individuals, organizations, and the community
    • Effectively organize, evaluate, improve, and utilize new innovations

    The Drexel Difference

    • Practitioner Faculty
      Learn 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 Learning
      Whether 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 Sports
      There'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 Connections
      Sport 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 Residency

    Students 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 Thesis

    The 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 Management3.0
    SMT 602Sport Law & Risk Management3.0
    SMT 604Sport Media & Technology3.0
    SMT 607Sport Budgets & Fiscal Practices3.0
    SMT 608Sport Information & Public Relations3.0
    SMT 609Sports Ticket Sales & Strategies3.0
    SMT 611Corporate Sponsorship Sales & Strategies in Sport3.0
    SMT 612Development & Fundraising Strategies in Sport3.0
    SMT 621Leadership in Sport Management3.0
    SMT 626Globalization of Sport3.0
    SMT 635Sport Facilities & Event Management3.0
    Sport Management Elective Courses6.0
    Select two of the following: 
    SMT 606
    Contemporary Issues in Sport 
    SMT 622
    Labor Relations & Collective Bargaining in Sport 
    SMT 629
    Managing Coaches & Teams 
    SMT 630
    Sports Industry Practicum 
    SMT 633
    Sport Tourism Strategies 
    SMT 640
    Consumer Behavior in Sport 
    SMT 680
    Independent Study 
    SMT 690
    Special Topics 
    Project/ Research Thesis 
    SMT 698Research Design & Techniques in Sport3.0
    SMT 699Project/Research Thesis3.0
    Total Credits45.0

     

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 preferred
    • A minimum of 3 years of work experience since graduation is highly recommended

    Required Documents

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Two professional letters of recommendation - One academic and one professional preferred
    • A 1,000 word personal essay including:
      • Information regarding your background and experience in the sports industry
      • A summary of your professional career interests and goals
      • A discussion of your personal strengths
    • Resume
    • Additional requirements for International Students

    A telephone interview may be requested


    How 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

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