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 online Master's in Sports Management gives you the experience necessary to apply innovative solutions to the most challenging problems in the sport management field. You'll 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 innovationsIndustry OpportunitiesOpportunities for sport management graduates have never been more diverse or challenging. The online MS in Sport Management program prepares you for careers in a wide spectrum of organizations in the sport industry, including:Collegiate athletics (NCAA, NAIA)Corporate sport marketing, public relations and sponsorship firmsHealth and fitness industriesProfessional sports (NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL)Recreation, community and leisure industries (YMCA)Sport agencies Upon graduation, you’ll be poised to pursue and enjoy a variety of positions in these industries as athletic directors, head coaches, general managers, marketing directors, sports agents, fitness managers, community center directors, facility/operations managers, corporate sponsorship directors, ticket managers, and public relations/communications directors.Summer ResidencyYou'll 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 you 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.Non-Matriculated OptionInterested in applying as a non-matriculated student? Select “Graduate Non-Matriculated - Center for Hospitality and Sport Management” as your program of interest on the online application. Official transcripts and a resume are required. Non-matriculated students are not eligible for financial aid. State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. Curriculum This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.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 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 preferredTwo years of prior work experience is recommendedRequired DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo 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 StudentsOptional DocumentsTo make your application more competitive, you may elect to submit graduate level placement exam scores, like GRE or GMAT. If scores are submitted they will be considered as part of your application package. Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2016-2017 is $894 per credit. (A 25% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1192 per credit) This rate applies only to new online students.Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify. This program is eligible for Financial Aid. Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations. Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings. When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. Academic Calendar 2016-2017 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2016 September 19, 2016 December 3, 2016 December 5, 2016 December 10, 2016 Winter 2017 January 9, 2017 March 18, 2017 March 20, 2017 March 25, 2017 Spring 2017 April 3, 2017 June 10, 2017 June 12, 2017 June 16, 2017 Summer 2017 June 26, 2017 September 2, 2017 September 5, 2017 September 9, 2017 2017-2018 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2017 September 25, 2017 December 9, 2017 December 11, 2017 December 16, 2017 Winter 2018 January 8, 2018 March 17, 2018 March 19, 2018 March 24, 2018 Spring 2018 April 2, 2018 June 9, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 15, 2018 Summer 2018 June 25, 2018 September 1, 2018 September 4, 2018 September 8, 2018 Apply today for the MS in Sport Management Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.