Master's in Sports Industry Management

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MPSM-5000-01

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

  • Course #: MPSM-5000-01
  • CRN: 15015
  • Instructors: Schreck, L. , Scully, K.
  • Dates: Aug 23 – Dec 16, 2023
  • Class Meetings:
    • Thu 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

MPSM-5000-02

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

  • Course #: MPSM-5000-02
  • CRN: 15016
  • Instructors: Pete Bockelman , Briggs, J.
  • Dates: Aug 23 – Dec 16, 2023
  • Class Meetings:
    • Thu 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

MPSM-7600-01

Intercollegiate Athl. Admin.

This course is intended to be an introduction to the history of collegiate athletics and its development as an economic enterprise, as well as a survey of the major functional areas that contribute to the daily operations of intercollegiate athletic departments. The class will be largely taught using a traditional case-study method and grading is heavily weighted on participation in class discussion. Students will be required to read and prepare for weekly in-class case presentations and discussions on relevant topics as well as one major, semester-long project. Classroom assignments and lectures will also include a focus on preparing students for careers in intercollegiate athletics administration.

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

  • Course #: MPSM-7600-01
  • CRN: 34393
  • Instructors: DuBose, B. , Harris, T.
  • Dates: Aug 23 – Dec 16, 2023
  • Class Meetings:
    • Tue 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

MPSM-7990-01

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 meets in person at the day and time listed. This course requires department approval for registration. This course is a core requirement of the degree and requires a grade of "B" or better for successful completion. This course should only be completed in your final semester of study.

  • Course #: MPSM-7990-01
  • CRN: 38754
  • Instructors: Bobby Goldwater , Scully, K.
  • Dates: Aug 23 – Dec 16, 2023
  • Class Meetings:
    • Mon 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPSM-7990-02

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 meets in person at the day and time listed. This course requires department approval for registration. This course is a core requirement of the degree and requires a grade of "B" or better for successful completion. This course should only be completed in your final semester of study.

  • Course #: MPSM-7990-02
  • CRN: 23725
  • Instructors: Michael Fanning , Sclafani, S.
  • Dates: Aug 23 – Dec 16, 2023
  • Class Meetings:
    • Mon 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPSM-7990-03

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 meets in person at the day and time listed. This course requires department approval for registration. This course is a core requirement of the degree and requires a grade of "B" or better for successful completion. This course should only be completed in your final semester of study.

  • Course #: MPSM-7990-03
  • CRN: 40347
  • Instructors: Pete Bockelman , Davis, M.
  • Dates: Aug 23 – Dec 16, 2023
  • Class Meetings:
    • Mon 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPSM-7990-04

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 meets synchronously via Zoom at the day and time listed. This course requires department approval for registration. This course is a core requirement of the degree and requires a grade of "B" or better for successful completion. This course should only be completed in your final semester of study.

  • Course #: MPSM-7990-04
  • CRN: 43978
  • Instructors: Gibbs, E. , Nichols, A.
  • Dates: Aug 23 – Dec 16, 2023
  • Class Meetings:
    • Mon 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPSM-5200-01

Soc. Respons/Global. in Sports

This course examines the issues of social responsibility in the modern, global sports world. Through readings, discussion, and role-playing, this course explores the stereotypes, misconceptions, and social elements of a changing sports landscape.

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

  • Course #: MPSM-5200-01
  • CRN: 28898
  • Instructors: Brown, T. , Dave Tyahla
  • Dates: Aug 23 – Dec 16, 2023
  • Class Meetings:
    • Thu 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPSM-5200-02

Soc. Respons/Global. in Sports

This course examines the issues of social responsibility in the modern, global sports world. Through readings, discussion, and role-playing, this course explores the stereotypes, misconceptions, and social elements of a changing sports landscape.

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

  • Course #: MPSM-5200-02
  • CRN: 42523
  • Instructors: Michael Fanning , Sclafani, S.
  • Dates: Aug 23 – Dec 16, 2023
  • Class Meetings:
    • Thu 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPSM-7700-01

Social Issues/Activism in Sprt

This course is intended to introduce students to key debates around social change in sports as well as social change through sports. Over the past four decades, the social significance of sports has increased, and this course will examine a range of theoretical perspectives to understand matters of conflict, control and power in and around the institutions of sport in order to better understand the complex and somewhat contradictory relationship between sport and society. Many ethnic groups will receive attention during the course, however a focus area will be on the experience of underrepresented minorities. The course examines various topics and issues such as gender and representation, sexuality and homophobia, commercialization and college sport, and the significance of race and ethnicity in sports. Students from different programs may choose to take this course, as it pertains to understanding contemporary social issues and sports.

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

  • Course #: MPSM-7700-01
  • CRN: 40627
  • Instructor: Robinson, M.
  • Dates: Aug 23 – Dec 16, 2023
  • Class Meetings:
    • Wed 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPSM-5400-01

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 synchronously through Zoom at the day and time listed.

  • Course #: MPSM-5400-01
  • CRN: 15021
  • Instructor: McGrath, J.
  • Dates: Aug 23 – Dec 16, 2023
  • Class Meetings:
    • Wed 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

MPSM-5400-02

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-5400-02
  • CRN: 18056
  • Instructors: Gibson, D. , Jim Layton
  • Dates: Aug 23 – Dec 16, 2023
  • Class Meetings:
    • Wed 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

MPSM-6100-01

Sports Comm/Public Relations

This course examines the role of public relations, mass media, and social media in sports communications. Students will focus on understanding the operation of sports media and communications at all levels of sports (amateur, collegiate, professional), the role of sports in American society, and how publicists, agents, and sports marketers perform their jobs. The goal of this course is to provide the students with a conceptual, strategic, and technical understanding of the operation and business of sports communications at all levels of sports. Students will learn to analyze and apply the concepts and practices of sports communications through class lectures, writing assignments, guest speakers, and a final project.

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

  • Course #: MPSM-6100-01
  • CRN: 15020
  • Instructors: Scott Hall , Kehl, K.
  • Dates: Aug 23 – Dec 16, 2023
  • Class Meetings:
    • Tue 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPSM-6300-01

Sports Digitl Media/Datab Mrkt

This course will focus on the principles behind the emergence and consumption of digital and social media. Students will gain an understanding of the consumer needs that have determined the success of digital media, its differentiation and integration with traditional marketing channels and how sports teams, brands and properties have adapted to utilize within their own marketing strategies. The course will further cover the evolution of sports content from wired to mobile consumption and how that has changed the dynamics of the metrics that determine winners and losers.

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

  • Course #: MPSM-6300-01
  • CRN: 35031
  • Instructors: Kehl, K. , Wedl, B.
  • Dates: Aug 23 – Dec 16, 2023
  • Class Meetings:
    • Wed 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPSM-7100-01

Sports Law/Contacts/Negot

This course provides an in-depth overview and analysis of legal principles and ethical issues in professional sports. Issues that are identified, analyzed and explored include athlete representation, labor law, antitrust exemption, arbitration, collective bargaining, salary cap administration, free agency and the application of ethics as a method in the decision-making and problem-solving process.

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

  • Course #: MPSM-7100-01
  • CRN: 18866
  • Instructors: Jones, R. , Thompson, E.
  • Dates: Aug 23 – Dec 16, 2023
  • Class Meetings:
    • Wed 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPSM-7100-02

Sports Law/Contacts/Negot

This course provides an in-depth overview and analysis of legal principles and ethical issues in professional sports. Issues that are identified, analyzed and explored include athlete representation, labor law, antitrust exemption, arbitration, collective bargaining, salary cap administration, free agency and the application of ethics as a method in the decision-making and problem-solving process.

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

  • Course #: MPSM-7100-02
  • CRN: 40858
  • Instructor: Sepulveda, A.
  • Dates: Aug 23 – Dec 16, 2023
  • Class Meetings:
    • Wed 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPSM-5100-01

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 in person at the day and time listed.

  • Course #: MPSM-5100-01
  • CRN: 15017
  • Instructors: Bobby Goldwater , Kehl, K.
  • Dates: Aug 23 – Dec 16, 2023
  • Class Meetings:
    • Tue 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

MPSM-5100-02

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-5100-02
  • CRN: 32996
  • Instructors: Conway, M. , Pineres Bustillo, F.
  • Dates: Aug 23 – Dec 16, 2023
  • Class Meetings:
    • Mon 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPSM-5300-01

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-5300-01
  • CRN: 15019
  • Instructors: Steve Goodman , Scully, K.
  • Dates: Aug 23 – Dec 16, 2023
  • Class Meetings:
    • Tue 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPSM-5300-02

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 synchronously through Zoom at the day and time listed.

  • Course #: MPSM-5300-02
  • CRN: 40350
  • Instructor: Constant, R.
  • Dates: Aug 23 – Dec 16, 2023
  • Class Meetings:
    • Tue 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPSM-7500-01

The Business of Sports Media

The course is designed to introduce graduate students to the relationships, structures, practices, laws, regulations and trends in global sports media today. Students will examine all facets of this vital segment of the sports industry through reading, analysis and case study review as well as hear from industry leaders and key influencers in the sports media environment. The purpose of the course is to provide students with a basic understanding and broad overview of the economic and organizational structures in media related to leagues, teams, associations and governing bodies in sports.

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

  • Course #: MPSM-7500-01
  • CRN: 28127
  • Instructors: Bobby Goldwater , Loverro, T.
  • Dates: Aug 23 – Dec 16, 2023
  • Class Meetings:
    • Thu 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM