Sport Management, B.S. - M.S. Accelerated Pathway (Online Option)

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The B.S. in Sport Management (Concentration: B.S. to M.S. Accelerated Pathway) provides high-achieving students with the opportunity to complete foundational graduate coursework during their senior year of undergraduate study in order to accelerate graduate degree completion. This competitive program allows admitted students the opportunity to complete both their bachelor’s degree and the M.S. in Sport and Entertainment Management (Concentration: Accelerated Pathway) in five years at Southern Connecticut State University. 

The graduation requirements are listed below. In addition, students select free electives to reach 120 credits overall required for the degree, and this program requires a 3.0 cumulative GPA for graduation.  The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements for the major (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers:   


All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements. To review more detailed information, please visit General Education (LEP) Degree Requirements.   


(*) When up to three courses in the major/cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements, they are recommended below; only two courses within Explorations (T2) may be fulfilled by courses in the same subject.  

'C' or better required for courses in the major excluding REC 120 and 220. 

Sport Management Requirements (39 Credits)
REC 120 – Leadership Development (T2MB)*
REC 220 – Inclusive Recreation (T2CD)*
REC 250 – Leadership and Professional Development in Recreation & Sport Management
REC 363 – Event Management
SMT 271 – Foundations of Sports Management
SMT 301 – Internship I
SMT 351 – Facility Design and Management
SMT 354 – Sport Communication and Promotion
SMT 356 – Sport Marketing
SMT 357 – Legal Issues in Sport and Recreation
SMT 388 – Administration of Sport Organizations
SMT 401 – Internship II
SMT 456 – Sport Finance

Accelerated Pathway Requirements (12 Credits)
SMT 511 – Sport Finance
SMT 514 – Global Issues in Sport Entertainment
SMT 516 – Sport Ethics
REC 575 – Operational Research Capstone


To fulfill the 9 credits of cognate requirements, students can choose (in consultation with their adviser) to pursue any minor in the university or select three (3) courses from the list below:

HIS 220 – Sports in U.S. History
HMS 380 – Sport Psychology
JRN 200 – Basic of Journalism 
JRN 211 – Broadcast Sports Journalism
JRN 226 – Sport Multimedia Journalism
JRN 304 – Sports Reporting
MGT 300 – Management and Organization
MKT 200 – Principles of Marketing
REC 100 – Introduction to Recreation, Tourism, and Sport Management
REC 320 – Program Planning and Development
REC 321 – Advanced Techniques of Program Planning and Management
REC 461 – Entrepreneurship in Recreation
REC 470 – Research Methods
SMT 185 – Introduction to e-Sports
SMT 200 – Recreational Team Sports
SMT 207 – Adaptive Recreational Sport
SMT 285 – e-Sports Promotion
SMT 295 – The Digital Sport Industry: Fantasy Sports, Video Gaming, & eSports
SMT 425 – Human Factors in e-Sports
SMT 451 – Intercollegiate Athletics
SMT 454 – International Sport Management and Governance
SMT 465 – Sport Analytics
THE 364 – Event Management Advanced Applications