Master's in Sports Industry Management
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MPSM-5000-40

Applied Ethics in Sports

This course is designed to provide a broad understanding of the moral and ethical issues in sports with a special focus on the responsibility of governing bodies and decision-makers in sport including: faculty, coaches, athletic directors, presidents, professional league commissioners, heads of professional league player associations and owners. This course will also explore the ethical responsibilities of all stakeholders in sports including leagues, owners, employees, players, coaches, agents, officials, sponsors, media, fans and community. Areas of concentration will include key values, dilemmas and judgments as they relate to sports. Discussions of ethical situations based on past and current sports news and events will be integrated into each class. Topic discussions will focus on equity for women, people of color and disabilities, the health and safety of athletes, illegal recruitment of student-athletes, use of performance-enhancing drugs, agents and gambling, among other issues.

Note: This course is a core requirement of the degree and requires a grade of "B" or better for successful completion. This course meets in-person at the day and time listed.

  • Course #: MPSM-5000-40
  • CRN: 20107
  • Instructors: Pete Bockelman , Briggs, J.
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 17, 2024
  • Class Meetings:
    • Thu 5:15 PM - 8:15 PM

MPSM-7990-40

MPSM Capstone

This course provides an opportunity for students to apply what they have learned in the program by producing one substantial piece of work under the tutelage of an industry sponsor and the program faculty. The subject will be appropriate to the student's chosen interest. Students will have the opportunity to present their work for the purpose of review by and advice from industry professionals. Each student will be assisted in devising a strategy to support the topic of interest, consistent with the course goals, by the semester's end. Assignments and materials will also include a focus on preparing the students for their sports business careers after completion and successful graduation from the program.

Note: This course requires department approval. This course is a core requirement of the degree and requires a grade of "B" or better for successful completion. This course meets in person at the day and time listed.

  • Course #: MPSM-7990-40
  • CRN: 19961
  • Instructors: Farina, L. , Bobby Goldwater
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 17, 2024
  • Class Meetings:
    • Mon 5:15 PM - 8:15 PM

MPSM-7990-41

MPSM Capstone

This course provides an opportunity for students to apply what they have learned in the program by producing one substantial piece of work under the tutelage of an industry sponsor and the program faculty. The subject will be appropriate to the student's chosen interest. Students will have the opportunity to present their work for the purpose of review by and advice from industry professionals. Each student will be assisted in devising a strategy to support the topic of interest, consistent with the course goals, by the semester's end. Assignments and materials will also include a focus on preparing the students for their sports business careers after completion and successful graduation from the program.

Note: This course requires department approval. This course is a core requirement of the degree and requires a grade of "B" or better for successful completion. This course meets synchronously through Zoom at the day and time listed.

  • Course #: MPSM-7990-41
  • CRN: 19953
  • Instructors: Pete Bockelman , Davis, M.
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 17, 2024
  • Class Meetings:
    • Mon 5:15 PM - 8:15 PM

MPSM-6600-40

Sports Analytics

Note: This course meets synchronously through Zoom at the day and time listed.

  • Course #: MPSM-6600-40
  • CRN: 19942
  • Instructors: Drewry, D. , Michael Fanning
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 17, 2024
  • Class Meetings:
    • Wed 5:15 PM - 8:15 PM

MPSM-5400-40

Sports Business & Finance

This course provides a broad overview of the sports business marketplace, including the financial and accounting acumen necessary for executives to succeed in sports organizations. The goal is to provide hands-on and practical experience to prepare students for real-time business challenges. Topics as they relate to these sectors include fiscal and budgetary control, ownership and the skills used in the day-to-day operations of professional and amateur sports organizations. The course will relate theory to real world examples and take advantage of current events.

Note: This course meets in person at the day and time listed.

  • Course #: MPSM-5400-40
  • CRN: 19960
  • Instructor: McGrath, J.
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 17, 2024
  • Class Meetings:
    • Tue 5:15 PM - 8:15 PM

MPSM-5100-41

Sports Leadership & Management

The Sports Leadership and Management course introduces students to the leadership techniques, tools and theories associated with leaders and managers in the sports industry. The course is designed to have students analyze management decisions and their impact as well as the process of how decisions are made. Management issues and organizational behavior are examined and students are presented with opportunities to develop and understand key leadership and management skills. The course’s association with a local professional franchise or other organization will provide a unique perspective into topics relating to leadership and management in the sports industry.

Note: This course meets synchronously through Zoom at the day and time listed.

  • Course #: MPSM-5100-41
  • CRN: 19928
  • Instructor: Conway, M.
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 17, 2024
  • Class Meetings:
    • Wed 5:15 PM - 8:15 PM

MPSM-5300-40

Strategic Sports Marketing

An examination of marketing issues specific to the sports industry based on the application of basic marketing principles to a range of sports organizations. This course will analyze the field of sports and lifestyle marketing with the practices, applications and strategy of mainstream marketing. Course content will focus on a framework which, when applied, will leverage sport to connect brands and consumers in measurable ways.

Note: This course meets in-person at the day and time listed.

  • Course #: MPSM-5300-40
  • CRN: 20081
  • Instructors: Steve Goodman , Scully, K.
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 17, 2024
  • Class Meetings:
    • Wed 5:15 PM - 8:15 PM