Sport Management Studies

Sport Management Studies Online Master of Science (M.S.)

About Sport Management Studies

Enroll in the nation's first online graduate program in sport management studies.

Build your path to a professional career in today's leading sports organizations: Earn your M.S. in Sport Management Studies 100% online at California University of Pennsylvania.

Cal U is recognized as an academic leader in preparing graduate students for coaching, management and other professional positions in the competitive sports industry. To develop specialized skills and knowledge, choose from three concentration options:

Benefit from our comprehensive online graduate degree.

  • Get a sound management foundation in the sports industry, learning from top faculty experts in Pennsylvania and across the country.
  • Earn your master's degree in as little as 13 months in our accelerated cohort or 17 months  in our traditional cohort. 
  • Get promoted or move on to leadership positions in public, private, nonprofit and commercial sectors throughout sports leagues, businesses and organizations.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: SPORT MANAGEMENT STUDIES

Flexible Schedule:

This accelerated master's degree program is delivered 100% online and can be completed in as little as 13 consecutive months. Traditional cohort options are also available. Learning materials are provided in modular formats, and students learn online with videos, PowerPoint presentations and online forums. Discussion groups, chat rooms and email enable you to communicate and interact with your fellow students and your instructors.

Sport Mentorship:

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

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2019 
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 is designed especially for you to:

  • Learn from expert faculty and peers in your online classes.
  • Build valuable contacts in the sports
  • Study at a historic state u
  • Pursue graduate studies while working full time.
  • Become part of a global professional network of program
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Graduate Outcomes

Cal U sport management students are well-prepared for top roles in management and leadership within the sports industry. Our graduates are succeeding in a range of key positions: 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, such as:

  • Major and minor league baseball.
  • NCAA Division I, II and III intercollegiate athletics.
  • NHL and NFL.
  • NAIA intercollegiate athletics.
  • Interscholastic athletics nationwide.
  • Public parks and recreation.
  • YMCA.
Sport Management Studies - Online Master's Degree
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Sport Management

The Master of Science in Sport Management Studies program offers the Sport Management concentration to enable working professionals to develop solid skills that meet the challenges of the dynamic sports world.

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Strategic Sport Analysis

The specialized concentration in Strategic Sport Analysis in the Master of Science in Sport Management Studies program is designed to meet the needs of the sports industry by preparing qualified management professionals who can successfully incorporate analytics and economic analyses into the daily management of sports organizations.

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Intercollegiate Focus

The Intercollegiate Athletic Administration concentration focuses student work on important business and management issues: Sport governance, sport compliance, legal aspects of equity in intercollegiate athletics, human resource strategies in intercollegiate athletics, sport finance, ethics, marketing and more.

Sport Management Studies Online Master's Degree

Students who complete the 100% online M.S. in Sport Management Studies learn practical approaches and results-focused strategies to meet the changing needs of organizations throughout the sports industry.

Course Examples
  • Research Methods In Sport
  • Sport Finance
  • Sport Ethics
  • Sport Marketing
  • Legal Aspects In Spor
  • Public Relations In Sport
  • Leadership And Management In Sport
  • Sport Governance

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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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  Additional Resources

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Sport Management Studies Faculty

Dr. Carol Biddington
Professor

biddington@calu.edu

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Dr. Mary Kreis
Associate Professor

kreis@calu.edu

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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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