The mission of the Master of Arts in Sport Management is to cultivate principled leaders for the global sport business industry. The program achieves its mission through the advanced curriculum and academic professionalism that provides students exemplary scientific and practical experiences.
The program’s core curriculum explores the principles and practice of sport management, the marketing, finance, and legal perspectives, the business of sport agents, and the sustainability of sport in our global society.
This sport management program can help you prepare for a high-level career with sport teams and agencies, event and facility management, parks and recreation agencies, intercollegiate and scholastic sports, sport equipment manufacturing companies, and sales.
A fifteen (15) credit hours Graduate Certificate in Sport Management is also offered at The Citadel.
1. Completion of the online graduate application along with the non-refundable application fee.
2. Submission of official transcripts reflecting the baccalaureate degree and any graduate coursework delivered directly from the accredited college or university attended.
3. Submit two letters of recommendation that address the student’s ability to undertake coursework at the graduate level.
4. All non-native English speakers must complete the TOEFL or the IELTS exam.
5. Submit a resume detailing previous academic and work experiences and a cover letter addressing academic and professional career goals.
Program RequirementsThe program consists of thirty-three (33) credit hours. The students are required to complete a minimum of twenty-seven (27) credit hours derived from the seven required core courses. Students can choose between the thesis or the internships. For the remaining six (6) credit hours, students should choose two approved elective courses (please see the table with the Approved Elective courses). Within the broad scope of courses offered, each course is individually structured to accommodate the student’s needs and interests while assuring mastery of the discipline of sport management. Each student enrolled in this program is expected to integrate components of research, apply contemporary technological and computer expertise, and practice oral and written communication skills through each phase of the program.
Core Required Courses:
SMGT-513 Sport Facility & Event Management
SMGT-514 Principles and Practice of Sport Management
SMGT-518 Sport Marketing
SMGT-523 Sport Leadership and Organizational Behavior
SMGT-555 Sport Law
SMGT-556 Sport Finance
SMGT-559 Research Methods in Sport Management
HESS-598 Thesis I and HESS-599 Thesis II
SMGT-538 Internship in Sport Management
*Total Minimum Credit Hours for Required Courses: (27 Credit Hours)
Approved Elective Courses (Choose two courses for six credit hours):
Each student must choose a minimum of two (2) courses (6 credit hours) from the following list of approved elective courses. Please see the 2022-2023 Graduate College Catalog.
For more information, please contact Dr. Ju Young (LJ) Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or (843) 953-7935.
For 12 consecutive years (2012-2023) The Citadel has been named the #1 Public College in the South offering up to a master’s degree (U.S. News & World Report). The Citadel was also named the #1 College for Veterans in the South.
To learn more about the admissions process for this program, please email or call The Citadel Graduate College at (843) 953-5089.