Sport Management, MA

39-54 credit hours

The Master of Arts 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 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 a Master of Arts in Sport Management, students must complete the following degree requirements:

Foundation courses (0-15 credit hours)

See MA and MBA Foundation Courses

Ten core courses (30 credit hours)

ACCT 51011Managerial Accounting


FIN 52010Financial Policy


MGMT 56020Organizational Communications


MGMT 56030Management Practices


MGMT 56056Leadership Theory


MGMT 56060Business Law and Ethics


SPMGT 57020Principles of Management in Sport Administration


SPMGT 57040Sport Marketing and Promotion


SPMGT 57050Sport Venue and Event Management


SPMGT 57060Sport Law


Sport Practicum Placement (three credit hours)

SPMGT 57095Practicum in Sport Administration


Students are required to complete a three credit-hour structured practicum. Under the supervision of the Department of Sport Management, the student must complete 150 working hours in the sport industry. Students must gain approval for the practicum location from the chair of the department. Students will be evaluated on their practicum coursework both weekly and at the completion of the term.

Two business elective courses (six credit hours), selected from within any business discipline.

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