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- Sport and Recreation Studies MS, Sport Management Concentration
- Sport Management Graduate Certificate, Sport Coaching Concentration
- Sport Management Graduate Certificate, International Sport Management Concentration
- Coaching, Undergraduate Minor
- Sport Management, Undergraduate Minor
- Sport and Computer Game Design, Undergraduate Minor
- Sports Analytics, Undergraduate Minor
- Sport Communication,
- Sport and Conflict Resolution, Undergraduate Minor
- Sport and American Culture, Undergraduate Minor
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Professional preparation develops capable Sport Management specialists able to apply creative communication, leadership, and managerial skills in an array of positions in the sport industry, including sales, marketing, public relations, operations, facilities, and event management.
The BS concentration in Sport Management enhances the professional development of liberal arts-educated students, thereby preparing them to assume entry-level managerial positions in the $470+ billion sport industry, including private enterprises, government or public employment sectors, nonprofit or voluntary agencies, and commercial sport ventures.
Preparation in sport marketing, finance, ethics, law, operations, planning, and program leadership fosters the skills that enhance students’ acquisition and advancement in sport management careers. An integral part of the program is the opportunity to complete two field experiences in sport organizations.
In addition to George Mason University Mason Core requirements, the Sport Management concentration includes 66 credit hours of required courses based upon the NASSM content standards for Sport Management. The additional 17 credit hours of elective course credits allow students to incorporate one of any number of minor programs that may enhance their professional preparation.
Nomenclature on the SCHEV inventory is Health Education, BSEd. A name change proposal is in development. For more information on this degree, please contact: Craig Esherick.
Mason Core Requirements (37 credits)
- Written communication (6)
- Oral communication (3)
- Information technology (3)
- Quantitative reasoning (3) Must take STAT 250
- Literature (3)
- Arts (3)
- Western civilization/World History (3)
- Social and behavioral science (3)
- Global understanding (3)
- Natural science (7)
- Synthesis/Capstone, met by SPMT 490, a program requirement
Professional Sequence (57 credits)
- SPMT 201: Introduction to Sport Management (3 credits)
- SPMT 241: Practicum (3 credits)
- SPMT 302: Philosophical and Ethical Dimensions of Sport (3 credits)
- SPMT 304: Sport, Culture, and Society (3 credits)
- SPMT 405: Sport Venues and Events (3 credits)
- SPMT 412: Sport Marketing and Sales (3 credits)
- SPMT 420: Economics and Finance in the Sport Industry (3 credits)
- SPMT 430: Sport Communication (3 credits)
- SPMT 440: Global Perspectives in Sport (3 credits)
- SPMT 455: Governance and Policy in Sport Organizations (3 credits)
- SPMT 462: Sport Business Law (3 credits) OR PRLS 460: Sport and Recreation Law (3 credits)
- SPMT 470: Strategic Management and Leadership in Sport Organizations (3 credits)
- SPMT 475: Sport Management Professional Development Seminar (3 credits)
- SPMT 490: Internship (12 credits) (Must register for 12 credits)
- SRST 200: History of Sport and Leisure in America (3 credits)
- SRST 450: Research Methods (3 credits)
Guided Electives (9 credits)
Choose 9 credits from the following:
Electives (17 credits)
Choose an additional 17 credits from any course.
Total: 120 credits
Consult the current George Mason University catalog for descriptions of courses and degree requirements. Students will be cleared for graduation using the degree requirements for the catalog year they matriculated into the SPMT concentration.