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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Curriculum

Page address: http://ahn.mnsu.edu/hp/sm/prospectivestudents/graduate.html

All graduate level classes are offered on Monday and Wednesday's during business hours. This provides students tremendous flexibility in their responsibilities outside of class. Many students use this time to intern on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday while pursuing their Master's in Sport Management. The class times allow other students to commute to campus from the Twin Cities or elsewhere. Other students in our program who are also coaches like the ability to travel to away competitions and not miss classes. 

Our students typically complete their degree in 1.5-2 years. About half have a GA position on campus and complete their degree in 2 years and the other half typically complete their degree in 1.5 years including summer session. 

Internship Option (36 credit hours)                                                       

HP 698 Internship (Anytime)                                                              3-6**

HP 688 Applied Sport Business (Spring)                                           3-6**

Thesis Option (30-32 credit hours)                                                         

HP 699 Thesis                                                                                   3-4

Manuscript Option (34 credit hours)                                                       

HP 696 Manuscript                                                                            3

Required Sport Management Core 

Course Number (33 Credit Hours)

  • HP 610 - Statistical Methods (3) *
  • HP 625 - Sport Ethics & Professional Development (3)    
  • HP 630 - Techniques of Research (3) *
  • HP 638 - Managing Sporting Events (3)
  • HP 650 - Principles of Sport Management (3)
  • HP 660 - Financial Aspects of Sport (3)
  • HP 665 - Sport Law (3)
  • HP 667 - Advanced Sport Marketing (3)
  • HP 688 - Applied Sport Business (3-6)**
  • HP 698 - Internship (3-6)**

Electives

Select 3 credit hours from the following courses.  Electives from other departments or universities, if approved by sport management advisor, will be accepted as elective hours.

  • HP 590 - International Sport Management (3) 
  • HP 590 - Sport Tourism (e.g. Ryder Cup and Super Bowl) (3)
  • HP 637 - Sport Media, Sponsorship & Sale (3)
  • HP 641 - Psychology of Sport & Exercise (3)
  • HP 649 - Sport in American Culture (3)
  • HP 651 - Sport Management Seminar (3)
  • HP 661 - Management & Administration of Intramural and Recreational Sport (3)

Other graduate courses must be approved by your advisor.

 

Important Notes

* Prerequisite: at least an undergraduate statistics course. If you need to meet this requirement, you can take ECON 207 or STAT 154.

* Prerequesite: must have completed HP 610, Statistical Methods before taking HP 630 Techniques of Research

** Students must complete a minimum of 9 combined credits from HP 688 and HP 698.