School of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism Management - George Mason University

Sport and Recreation Studies MS, Sport Management Concentration

If you have a passion for sports and aspire to a career in a sports-related field, completing and excelling in a sport management graduate program can give you a competitive edge in the sports industry.

The Sport Management concentration offers the traditional research masters' thesis option and the option of an applied research project linked to a professional setting or internship.

Students are required to take a set of core foundations courses that will provide grounding in historical and socio-cultural foundations, ethical and legal issues, social-psychological perspectives, management and administration, and research methods and statistics. As well, all students will complete a capstone thesis or project.

MS Sports and Recreation Studies Core Courses (18 credits)


Sport Management Concentration Courses (12 credits)

Choose 3 credits from the following.

Note: Other courses may be selected with advisor approval.
SPMT 612 Economics and Financial Management in the Sport Industry may not be used to satisfy the concentration requirement if taken in SRST core.