Msc in Sport Management/MBA

College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi

Program Description

Msc in Sport Management/MBA

College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi

The Dual Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science Sports Management dual degree program is a collaboration between the College of Business and the College of Health.

The MBA/Sports Management curriculum will be taught between the School of Human Performance and Recreation and the College of Business. This dual degree will afford gifted students a unique combination of sports industry experience and business knowledge, skills, and abilities relative to assuming an executive sports business person. A culminating internship experience with executives in professional and amateur sports organizations will give the student on-the-job training, networking opportunities and access to a career within the sports industry.

Students must meet requirements and prerequisites in BOTH programs in order to qualify for admission into this dual 60-semester-hour program. Upon completion of the program, the student will receive two graduate degrees: MBA and M.S. Sports Management.

Career Opportunities

Employment for the dual Master in Sports Management and Master of Business Administration graduate will be found in areas such as:

  • intercollegiate sports,
  • professional sports,
  • amateur sports,
  • Olympics,
  • event management,
  • facilities management,
  • sports fundraising,
  • sports marketing,
  • sports public relations,
  • corporate sports.

Course Requirements (60 hours, minimum)

NOTE: If you do not already have a degree in Business Administration, you will be required to take prerequisites including MBA 550, MBA 570, MBA 580

HPR 612 Financial Management in Sports (3 hours)
HPR 630 Socio-Ethical Issues in Sports (3 hours)
HPR 642 Sports Venue and Event Management (3 hours)
HPR 670 Organizational Leadership & Management in Sports (3 hours)
HPR 677 Legal Issues in Sports (3 hours)
HPR 682 Research Methods in Sports and Human Performance (3 hours)
HPR 715 Advanced Sports Administration Processes (3 hours)

MBA 600 Business and Society (3 hours)
MBA 605 Problems in Marketing Management (3 hours)
MBA 610 Analytical Decision Making (3 hours)
MBA 640 Problems in Corporate Finance (3 hours)
MBA 645 Communication Skills for Managers (3 hours)
MBA 650 Technology in Modern Organization (3 hours)
MBA 660 Global Business Strategy (3 hours)

Advisor Approved Electives (9 hours)

HPR 696 Internship (9 hours)

Last updated January 31, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2019
Full time
USA - Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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USA - Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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