Master's in Sport Management: Courses and Curriculum
The sport management courses we offer help prepare you for a variety of roles within sport management, player personnel and team management, event management, sport marketing, and beyond. The online master's in sport management* at the University of Kansas brings our unique sports history to the online curriculum, helping our students make connections directly in the area of the sports industry they intend to work in.
As a graduate student in our online program, you are presented with the academic opportunity to:
- Learn how to apply front-office management techniques and the business theory behind sport
- Demonstrate the real-world competencies gained during your studies
- Receive supervised real-world experience in the following athletic setting of your choosing:
- High school
- Nonprofit sector
In as few as two years, students can complete the 36 credits they need to earn their master's degree as they work to complete a portfolio that aligns with the competencies of the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM).
Each course is worth 3 credits unless noted otherwise, and students complete six courses per academic year.
*This program is a Master of Science in Education (M.S.E.) in health, sport management, and exercise science with an emphasis in sport management.
HSES 801 – SPORT FACILITIES
HSES 830 – SOCIO-CULTURAL DIMENSIONS OF SPORT
HSES 831 – ETHICS IN THE SPORT INDUSTRY
HSES 840 – ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR IN SPORT
HSES 828 – SPORT FINANCE
HSES 842 – SPORT MARKETING
EPSY 715 – UNDERSTANDING RESEARCH IN EDUCATION
HSES 884 – LEGAL ASPECTS OF SPORT
HSES 885 – SPORT SPONSORSHIP
HSES 886 – SPORT FUNDRAISING
HSES 897 – INDEPENDENT STUDY
Note: If the student studies abroad, they will enroll in a special HSES 897 course in the semester in which they are abroad. (The study abroad experience can be taken in any semester).
HSES 880 – INTERNSHIP IN SPORT MANAGEMENT
This course can be taken in any semester, by itself or alongside another course in the program.
Please note: The course list and sequence are subject to change. If you have any questions about the courses offered, please contact an Admissions Advisor at 855-639-7799.