Sport and Entertainment Management, M.S. - Concentration: Accelerated Pathway

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The M.S. in Sport and Entertainment Management – Accelerated Pathway provides high-achieving students with an opportunity to finish their graduate degree in one year following successful completion of the B.S. in Sport Management – BS to MS Accelerated Pathway at Southern Connecticut State University. Courses in budgeting, marketing, development and fundraising, risk management, supervision, and facilities will equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in an athletics leadership role. Interscholastic and intercollegiate sport represent two of the fastest growing and most in-demand sport industry segments.

This fully online program allows students to choose between a specialization in either sport or entertainment management.

The Master of Science in Sport and Entertainment Management prepares professional practitioners who:

For further information:SportEntertainmentGrad@southernct.edu

Application Deadline

Undergraduate students at Southern Connecticut State University are encouraged to apply for graduate admission no later than the spring semester of their senior year in collaboration with a faculty advisor in the Recreation, Tourism, and Sport Management department. All materials should be submitted to the School of Graduate and Professional Studies the Friday prior to the start of spring break. Students will select the M.S. in Sport and Entertainment Management program with the Accelerated Pathway concentration. Please consult the admission requirements below and within the Admission section of the graduate catalog for more information.

Admission Requirements

Students interested in applying for admission to the M.S. in Sport and Entertainment Management (Concentration: Accelerated Pathway) should apply online through the School of Graduate and Professional Studies website: www.southernct.edu/gradadmissions. The applicant’s current SCSU transcript will be automatically added to the application.

International applicants should refer to the Admission of International Students subsection of the Application and Admissions section of this catalog for the additional applications requirements.

Candidates seeking admission are expected to have completed their bachelor’s degree requirements and attained a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (out of 4.0). Students will be granted early acceptance to the School of Graduate and Professional Studies through the School of Graduate and Professional Studies, which is conditional upon meeting all requirements as listed above. A final transcript noting the degree and date awarded must be received be the School of Graduate and Professional Studies prior to the beginning of the first semester of graduate enrollment. Upon final approval of the application and planned program by the School of Graduate and Professional Studies, those accepted into the program will receive a letter of acceptance from the School of Graduate and Professional Studies and a copy of the planned program verifying their status as a matriculated graduate student.

Course Sequence - 36 Credits

As sequencing changes, it is highly recommended that students meet with their program advisor to finalize a list of requirements for graduation. 12 credits of graduate coursework will be completed within the B.S. in Sport Management (Concentration: BS to MS Accelerated Pathway) and the student will have 24 credits of graduate coursework remaining.

BS to MS Accelerated Pathway

12 Credits Required

Completed during the student's senior year of undergraduate study.

Required Courses

6 Credits Required

SMT 511 - Sport and Entertainment Finance - 3 credits
SMT 513 - Marketing and Sales in Sport and Entertainment - 3 credits

Specialization Tracks:

12 Credits Required

Students must choose either the Sport Management, Entertainment Management or Athletics Administration option to complete their degree.

Sport Management Option

SMT 510 - Governance and Administration of Sport - 3 credits
SMT 516 - Sport Ethics - 3 credits
Two 3 credit electives chosen in consultation with advisor. These may be any graduate level course. - 6 credits

Entertainment Management Option

SMT 517 - Principles of Entertainment Management - 3 credits
SMT 518 - Agent and Artist Management - 3 credits
Two 3 credit electives chosen in consultation with advisor. These may be any graduate level course. - 6 credits

Athletics Administration Option

SMT 508 - Leading Sport Organizations - 3 credits
SMT 509 - Sport & Athletics Development and Fundraising - 3 credits
SMT 510 - Governance and Administration of Sport Organizations - 3 credits
SMT 516 - Sport Ethics - 3 credits

Graduate Capstone

Special Project

REC 583 - Practicum - 3 credits
REC 588 - Special Project - 3 credits

Students select REC 583 and REC 588 (3 credits each), which includes both a practicum experience to be determined in consultation with the graduate coordinator, as well as a special project capstone incorporating course materials applied to an area of interest to the student. The project results will be delivered as a product at the completion of the course.