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Master of Science in Sport Management & Leadership

Welcome to the field of your dreams

The master's in sport management & leadership is designed for you — the working professional, the student, the aspiring team leader, the ambitious go-getter with a passion for sports. Led by expert faculty, this hybrid program infuses applied business principles in the sport industry with the human-centric dimensions of leadership.


As a graduate of this program, you will be in high demand. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the sport industry to grow by $600 billion by 2025, with tens of thousands of new jobs created. To help you lead the action, curriculum will include courses in leadership, change management, sport business, finance, marketing and public relations, and research. Your versatile course of study will help propel you to career success, and help you grow as an individual, all on your time.

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ODL 510 | Contemporary Organization and Development Foundations
SML 510 | Critical Issues in Sport Management & Leadership
ODL 520 | Leadership Foundations
ODL 511 | Managing Change with Agility and Resilience    
SML 520 | Business of Sport    
SML 521 | Finance for Leaders    
SML 522 | Sport Marketing & Public Relations
ODL 522 | Communication Skills for Leaders    
ODL 531 | Research Methods    
ODL 570 | Program Capstone

Tuition for the M.S. in Sport Management & Leadership is $575 per credit hour ($1,725 per course).

10 courses | 30 credit hours

Tuition includes courses-related fees (e.g. testing, student services, course-resource fees). Expenses for books and supplies are the responsibility of the student.

Graduate applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so you can apply and start the program at any subterm!

You'll only need to submit your Graduate Admission Application.

For more information, please contact Mr. Bill Kuehl, director of online & graduate studies enrollment, at or 803.321.5276.

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Career Possibilities

  • Coach
  • Athletic Director
  • Team Manager
  • Parks & Recreation Director
  • Sports Information Director
  • Educator


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