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Online Master of Science in Sport Administration

Complete Coursework: As little as 12 months Credit Hours: 36 Tuition: $294 per credit hour. This price includes the administrative fee.

From professional teams to secondary and collegiate athletic departments, sports managers are needed to design, implement and evaluate sports programs, strengthen athletic team rosters, improve organization efficiency and maximize profits. In fact, the U.S. Department of Labor projects job growth of up to 25% in this exciting industry. If you have a passion for sports and you’re ready to turn it into a rewarding career, Arkansas State University’s MS in Sport Administration online is one of the best values around. A-State can give you our combination of incredible networking and internship opportunities, instruction from faculty who have experience as sports management professionals and the flexibility and convenience of online learning – all at an amazing value. Courses cover topics that prepare you for leadership in a variety of roles in collegiate and professional sports as well as upper management positions in parks, recreation and leisure. Take advantage of internship opportunities with professional teams, conferences, collegiate athletics and other amateur sport organizations. You’ll graduate with credentials and connections that will give you an edge over your competition in the job market.

Prepare for positions in industry segments such as sports marketing and sales, athletics administration, facility management, and fiscal management in a variety of organizations, including:

  • Health and fitness clubs
  • Collegiate athletic departments
  • Stadiums and arenas
  • Community sport organizations
  • Country clubs
  • Professional sport organizations

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This course examines contemporary views of moral and ethical issues within various sport environments. Course includes discussion of major social criticisms and constructs of sport, analysis of relevant ethical theories in sport, application of critical self-evaluation, and synthesizing ethical reasoning knowledge and skills.
In-depth understanding on a variety of legal issues pertaining to the amateur and professional sport environment. Tort law, negligence, contract, antitrust, labor, premise operator, exculpatory, and licensing law will be analyzed in the context of sports-related cases.
This course guides students in an examination of the complex field of sport marketing. In an online seminar format, this course uses extensive student participation. Special attention is given to the components of managing sport marketing , such as segmentation, branding, licensing, pricing, sales, promotions, the 5Ps of sport marketing, and public relations among other; the marketing plan; and research in sport marketing.
Topics as they relate to fiscal and budgetary control of professional and amateur sport organizations. Included are: public sport facility financing, ownership, financial analysis, feasibility and economic impact studies. Analyzes financial challenges and strategies of professional and intercollegiate.
Provides students with advanced knowledge, skills and understanding relating to all aspects of the sport media and communication industry and how each is integral to the management, marketing, and operational goals of sport organizations at all levels. Use of technology in sport communications also covered.
Provides students with advanced knowledge, skills and understanding relating to leadership principles and aspects in sport organizations. Course content includes organizational goals, strategy, environments, culture, power, conflict, leadership, and change affecting sport managers and organizations.
Provides students with knowledge and understanding of the governance policies and procedures in professional and collegiate sports. Also covers essential elements of facility and game operations within intercollegiate, professional sports, and major sports events.
An exploration in the role and impact of sports in our society from a social view. The course will discuss various sociological constructs as they impact all levels of sport participation including amateur and professional team sports, and the challenges of these constructs in managing sport organizations.
Study and critical analysis of recent trends and significant contemporary issues in sport through current literature.
A study of basic research techniques and design utilized in physical education and allied fields.
Supervised professional participation in an approved organizational setting. Prerequisite: Permission of the HPESS Department Graduate Internship Coordinator. Approval must be arranged at least one full semester in advance of course registration.
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The Arkansas State Master of Science in Sport Administration program is accredited by The Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA)—a distinction bestowed on only 30 such programs in the U.S.

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