Sport Event Management

Online Graduate Certificate

The sport event management online graduate certificate offers a tremendous opportunity for individuals with a Bachelor’s degree interested to acquire sport event management skills and gain insights into how to run large and small scale sport events. The Graduate certificate includes three courses that can be completed in three semesters (Fall, Spring, Summer).

All students enrolled in the certificate program will gain an introduction to sport event management, learn about the management of mega events such as the Olympic Games and also how to manage the impacts of these sport events for their community.

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Required Courses (6 credits)

Students must complete the following two courses in sequence:

  • SPM 5107 Sport Event Management Principles and Applications: 3 credit hours (Fall)
  • SPM 6606 Management of Olympic Games functional areas: 3 credit hours (Spring)

Elective Courses (3 credits)

Students choose ONE of the following two courses:

  • SPM 6610 Sport Events and Community Development: 3 credit hours (Summer B)
  • LEI 6326 Sport Tourism: 3 credit hours (Summer B) 

Masters vs. Graduate Certificate

Many types of students apply for the graduate certificate. Some seek new skills to apply to their career, while others seek an introduction to graduate school. The graduate certificate program gives also students the opportunity to decide if a full master’s degree is right for them. Students take classes and learn exciting new skills while also deciding if graduate school fits into their lives. Frequently, students start the graduate certificate program and later choose to apply to the full master’s degree to gain more skills and embrace the opportunity to change their lives. The courses in the graduate certificate program apply to the master’s degree as electives, creating a seamless transition into the full master’s program. To be considered to continue as a master’s student upon completion of a certificate, a student must submit a master’s in Sport Management application.  

Contact us today if you would like more information on the graduate certificate — use subject line "sport event management certificate."

Application deadline for Fall admission is July 1, but late applications will be considered. For your application packet, please prepare and submit your CV and one-page statement of purpose about why this certificate is of interest to you.

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