Students in the sports management class.

Sports Management

Certificate

Advance your career in sports

Earn your sports management certificate and get the skills necessary to advance your career. Here, you'll learn leadership and management skills and legal aspects of athletics. In this certification program, you'll expand on the skills you learned in your undergraduate studies.

Plus, the certificate program allows you to acquire the knowledge and skills you desire without the commitment of a full MBA program.

What you’ll learn in this certificate program

  • Leadership and management of organizations
  • Issues of collegiate and professional sports
  • Management of the sports business

Curriculum & requirements

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Career opportunities

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Estimated tuition per credit

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Step outside the classroom and enjoy hands-on learning opportunities and real-world experiences.

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Learning is more than sitting in a classroom 

Complete one three-week J-Term course and explore innovative ideas, topics and experiential learning. 

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Sports management courses

As a student in the sports management certificate program, you are required to complete four courses (12 credits). The 12 credits earned from the certificate courses can be transferred to the MBA degree program should you decide to pursue an MBA degree within 1–2 years after completion of the certificate.

MBA 600: Leadership and Management of Organizations
Get introduced to leading thinkers in business today and to influential theories and approaches to contemporary business issues. Organizational styles, innovation and change, globalization and technology are among the issues analyzed to determine best practices for leaders and managers. Learn how to apply these ideas, theories and strategies to analyses of case studies and to examples from your own professional life.

SAM 604 Management or Sports Business
Learn the application of management theory and practice to sports administration. Emphasis is placed on organizing, structuring and maintaining a successful department. Day-to-day operations reviewed along with facility management, fiscal and budgetary aspects, personnel selection and supervision, public relations and office management.

SAM 630 Legal Aspects of Athletics
Gain a general overview of the fundamentals of sports law. Emphasis is placed on those areas of sports law that impinge on the daily business routines of lawyers and sports professionals. Topics include school, coach and medical liability, as well as liability, injuries, warnings, waivers, contracts and discrimination.

SAM 635 Issues in Intercollegiate and Professional Sports
Explore critical issues of national interest in both collegiate and professional sports: Title IX, gender equity, scholarships and payment of athletes, recruiting policies, professional agents, and other current matters of prime importance in the field.

Sports management careers

This sports management certificate program can help take your career to the next level in a variety of different roles, including:

  • Sports manager
  • General manager
  • Athletic director
  • Player development scout
  • Team coach
  • Sales specialist
  • Marketing agent
  • Sports agent
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