Sport Management Studies

Sport Management Studies Online Master of Science (M.S.) - Intercollegiate Athletic Administration Concentration

About Intercollegiate Athletic Administration

Become more marketable in athletic administration with a 100% online master's degree. your practice and professional skills in the field of social work.

Develop in-depth understanding and strategic skills to thrive in intercollegiate athletics. Earn your M.S. in Sport Management Studies with a concentration in Intercollegiate Athletic Administration online at California University of Pennsylvania: Put your love of sports on a strategic and successful career path.

The Intercollegiate Athletic Administration concentration focuses on sport governance, sport compliance, legal aspects of equity in intercollegiate athletics, human resource strategies in intercollegiate athletics, sport finance, ethics, marketing and more.

Leading employers respect Cal U for high-quality education focused on developing qualified management professionals for today's sports organizations. Cal U was the first school in the nation to offer a 100% online master's degree in sport management.

Get ahead with in-depth study.

  • Build a sound management foundation to succeed in the intercollegiate sports industry, learning from top faculty experts in Pennsylvania and from across the country.
  • Earn your master's degree in as little as 12 months attending full time or 17 months attending part-time.
  • Get promoted or move into new leadership positions in public, private nonprofit and commercial sectors in intercollegiate athletics and sports leagues, businesses and organizations.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION

Concentrations
The Master of Science in Sport Management Studies program offers the Intercollegiate Athletic Administration concentration to prepare working professionals with the skills to succeed in sport organizations that govern intercollegiate athletics. A 12-credit post-bachelor's certificate in Intercollegiate Athletic Administration also is available. Students also can choose these degree concentrations:

Sport Mentorship
Sport Management Studies students gain comprehensive on-the-job experience with the opportunity to practice sport management theory in a practical setting under the direct supervision of a recognized leader in the sports industry. You'll select the site to complete your mentorship, which also can, if approved, be your current place of employment. Students complete a minimum of 300 hours in the 12-credit Sport Mentorship course.

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TheBestSchools.org ranks Cal U's online Master's of Science in Sport Management Studies degree #6 in the nation.
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Forbes magazine projects the sports industry in North America will be worth $73.5 billion by 2019.
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Degree Benefits

Cal U's 100% online Master of Science in Sport Management Studies degree lets you:

  • Be a student at a historic state university while working full time.

  • Learn from expert faculty and student peers. .

  • Get in-depth knowledge of sports organizations in intercollegiate athletics.

  • Build valuable contacts in the sports industry.

  • Become part of a global professional network of program alumni.

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Graduate Outcomes

Sport management students are ready for key roles in management and leadership within the sports industry. Graduates go on to such positions as athletic director, head football coach, fitness center director and physical education instructor. Cal U students also work in a wide range of sport businesses and organizations:

  • NCAA Division I, II and III intercollegiate athletics administration.

  • NAIA intercollegiate athletics.

  • Interscholastic athletics nationwide.

  • Major and minor league baseball.

  • NHL and NFL.

  • Public parks and recreation.

  • YMCA.

Sport Management Studies - Online Master's Degree
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Worldwide Appeal

 

Students enroll from all 50 states, and from around the globe. Many students study full time or part time while on active duty in military service.

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Strategic Sport Analysis

The specialized concentration in Strategic Sport Analysis in the Master of Science in Sport Management Studies program prepares you to incorporate analytics and economic analyses into the daily management of sport organizations.

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Sport Management

The master's degree in Sport Management Studies offers the Sport Management concentration that enables working professionals to develop solid skills to meet the challenges of the dynamic sports world.

Sport Management Studies: Intercollegiate Athletic Administration Concentration - Online Master's Degree Courses

Sport management studies students learn practical approaches and results-focused strategies to help advance the strategic goals of intercollegiate organizations.

Curriculum

 

Course Credits
SPT 700 Research Methods in Sport 3
SPT 710 Socio-cultural Aspects of Sport 3
SPT 720 Sport Marketing 3
SPT 730 Public Relations in Sport 3
SPT 740 Legal Aspects in Sport 3
SPT 750 Sport Finance 3
SPT 760 Sport Ethics 3
SPT 770 Leadership and Management in Sport 3
SPT 790 Sport Governance 3
SPT 791 Sport Compliance 3
SPT 792 Legal Aspects of Equity in Intercollegiate Athletics 3
SPT 793 Development of Human Resource Strategies in Intercollegiate Athletics 3
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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements (Regular)  

  • Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.00 or higher (Students with a GPA below 3.00 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • International Global Online Applicants


Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements.  Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree with a GPA under 3.00 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Unofficial transcripts
    • Resume listing at least two professional references

How to Apply:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave. 
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)

For additional information:
Email: sportmgt@calu.edu
Phone: 1.866.595.6348

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Sport Management Studies Faculty

Dr. Carol Biddington
Professor

biddington@calu.edu

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Dr. Mary Kreis
Associate Professor

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Dr. Laura Miller
Associate Professor, Sport Management Program Director

miller_la@calu.edu

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Dr. Robert G. Taylor
Associate Professor

taylor_rg@calu.edu

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Dr. Brian D. Wood
Associate Professor

wood_b@calu.edu

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