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Experiential learning is at the core of our MS Sport Management education philosophy.

In most of our classes, the theory that applies to each discipline is supplemented by real-world projects providing students the ability to work in teams to solve "real world" challenges.

Students will gain expertise in sport-related disciplines ranging from marketing, law and finance … to applied sport market research and analytics. Our program also offers a unique Professional Development Seminar in which industry practitioners enlighten students on a broad range of career advice and opportunities. The MS in Sport Management requires 35 credits and students generally complete the program in 1 year (dual degree MBA/MS students have more required credit hours and require 2 years to complete this program).

COURSEWORK

Here’s a sample of our required sport management courses:

  • Sport Marketing
  • Sport Finance and Business
  • Sport and the Law
  • Sport Organizational Behavior and Development
  • Applied Sport Market Research

Here’s a sample of elective courses:

  • Advanced Sport Analytics
  • Sport Promotion & Sales
  • Sport Economics
  • Women in Sport Business 
  • College Athletics
  • Labor Relations in Professional Sports
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Curriculum
Meet Our Faculty

Meet Our Faculty

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Brett Albert
Lecturer
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Carol Barr
Senior Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education; Associate Professor
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Elizabeth B. Delia
Assistant Professor
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Janet S. Fink
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs & Douglas & Diana Berthiaume Endowed Professor
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Matthew Katz
Matthew Katz
Undergraduate Program Director & Associate Professor
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Charles D.T. Macaulay
Assistant Professor
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Lisa Pike Masteralexis
Senior Associate Dean & Professor
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Mark McDonald
Honors Program Director & Associate Professor
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Steve McKelvey
Department Chair and Professor
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E. Nicole Melton
Associate Department Chair & Associate Professor
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Emily Must
Director of Internships & Lecturer
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William Norton
Director of Graduate Programs, Director of the McCormack Center for Sport Research and Education (MCSRE) & Lecturer
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David Tyler
Associate Professor
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Nefertiti A. Walker
Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, UMass Amherst, & Professor
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