Sport Leadership - M.S.

The Sport Leadership Master of Science degree program is a 10 course, 30 credit-program for individuals interested in careers within the area of sport. Courses within this unique graduate degree examine the social and business issues that are critical to sport leadership. Graduates are equipped with the skills and knowledge to seek leadership positions in all facets of the sports industry.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Connect leadership principles and knowledge of the sport industry operations to advance organizational objectives and support strategic initiatives.
  • Author operational strategies necessary to foster a culture of collaboration, engagement and tolerance within a sports organization.
  • Demonstrate the written and verbal communication competencies required of leaders in the sports management industry.
  • Integrate research, leadership theory and quantitative data to generate informed and socially responsible decisions.

Graduates of the Sport Leadership Master of Science degree program are prepared to enter into leadership positions within the trillion dollar global sports industry. The global sports industry encompasses a variety of employment areas that include, but are not limited to: sports marketing, sports events, sports equipment and apparel, sports sponsorships, professional sports, intercollegiate athletics, sports facilities and venues, sport recreation, sports media, and sports tourism and adventure. 

Sport Leadership

Master of Science 

Core Courses
HRM5010Human Resource Management3
MGMT5800Effective Leadership3
RSCH5700Research and Inquiry3
SPL5100Sports and Entertainment Venues & Events, Development and Management3
SPL6010Finance and Revenue Generation in Sport3
SPL6030Global Issues in Sport Leadership3
or COHM6799 College of Hospitality Management Graduate Internship
SPL6050Contemporary Leadership Strategies in Sport3
SPL6070Effective Communication Strategies in Sport3
SPL6120Diversity and Social Responsibility in Sport3
SPL6150Advanced Marketing Methods in Sport3
Total Credits30.0