Master of Science in Sport Management

The Master of Science in Sport Management is a 30-hour program designed for people desiring a career with mission driven sport organizations. These types of organizations place the participant above seeking a profit for an owner. Students will learn the skills to form, market, fund, staff, connect, and lead these organizations in purposeful ways. Graduates are also prepared to advance sport-for-development-and-peace programs which utilize sport as a vehicle for enhancing community development, health education, or many other positive outcomes.

Example mission-driven organizations include non-governmental sport organizations (San Antonio Sports, USA Football, USA Archery), international organizations (International Olympic Committee, Basketball Embassy, Sport and Peace), charitable institutions (Spurs Give), amateur sports organizations (Pop Warner, San Antonio Sport and Social Club), and university athletic departments (UIW Athletics, Texas State University Athletics).

Foundation Courses (21 semester hours)

  • SMGT 6380 Sport Management, Administration and Finance
  • SMGT 6382 Human Resources in Sports Organizations
  • SMGT 6384 Leadership & Administration in Sports Organizations
  • SMGT 6375 Sports Governance and Legal Issues in the Global Environment
  • SMGT 6370 Psycho-Social Aspects of Sport and Activity
  • SMGT 6390 Research and Decision Analysis in Sport Management
  • SMGT 6392 Current Practices and Issues in Sport Management

Electives (6 semester hours)

  • Elective 1
  • Elective 2

Capstone (3 semester hours)

  • SMGT 63CS Capstone in Sport Management