Sports Management, M.S.E.M. in United States

University of South Carolina

Study in:United States
15 days
Deadline: 1 Jul 2019


Learning outcomes of the Sports Management program delivered by University of South Carolina

  • Students should be able to apply learned concepts and theory to demonstrate an understanding of the nature of the sport and entertainment industry.
  • Students will understand and have an appreciation for how research is used by and beneficial for sport and entertainment organizations and/or academics.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to develop and explain workable solutions to various industry problems.

What Makes Us Unique

  • Our graduate curriculum has the most comprehensive emphasis on venue management (arenas, stadiums, amphitheaters, etc.).
  • Geared toward the development of potential and current managers, we expand your management and leadership skills.
  • You will experience both personal and professional growth, while being supported by outstanding faculty with years of practical experience in the sport, entertainment and venue industries — marketers, venue managers, promoters, lawyers, and agents.
  • The atmosphere cultivates long-term networking opportunities that lead to expanded career opportunities, while gaining study and work experience in outstanding local venues such as the Colonial Life Arena, Carolina Stadium, Williams-Brice Stadium and the Township Auditorium. You will also gain access to local sport and entertainment organizations including South Carolina Athletics, the Columbia Blowfish, IMG College, AEG, and Live Nation.
  • Our curriculum is suitable for both those who have and those who do not have an academic background in business.

Program Structure

Courses included:

  • Venue Management: Principles and Practices
  • Management in the Sport and Entertainment Industry
  • Advanced Sport and the Law
  • Principles of Sport and Entertainment Marketing
  • Sport and Entertainment Finance
  • Thesis Preparation
  • Statistical Methods
  • Applied Research in Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management

Academic Requirements

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores, however, has not provided a recommended or minimum required score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today’s graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections – Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 – 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 – 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 – 6 score scale in half-point increments.

    Successful applicants generally score at least 300 (verbal and quantitative combined) on the GRE Revised General Test or an equivalent score (verbal and quantitative combined) on the GMAT.

The following supporting material is required with the application:

  • A current resume.
  • Statement of Career Objectives. This is a one to two page statement that specifically addresses how the department’s Master’s curriculum will help the applicant achieve these objectives.
  • At least two letters of recommendation.
  • One official transcript from each college or university attended (undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate). Successful applicants generally have a GPA of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale). S
  • Official Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.

Detailed Program Facts

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