Graduate Curriculum

To meet the growing demand of graduate students across the country, Minnesota State Mankato's Sport Management MA curriculum is delivered fully online. 

Our online program provides: 

  • Increased opportunites for internships 
  • Maximium flexibility for those who are working full or part time
  • Affordablity - online graduate students receive in-state tuition rates

Our students typically complete their degree in 1.5 to 2 years. About half have a Graduate Assistantship position on campus and complete their degree in 2 years. The other half typically complete their degree in 1.5 years including summer session.

Please double check on class availablity as our curriculum is always evolving to best meet the needs of our students!

Common Core

HP 625 Sport Ethics and Professional Development (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)

Research/Methods Courses

HP 610 Statistical Methods (3) *

HP 630 Techniques of Research (3)

Restricted Electives

Choose 3 credits. Note: Consult with your advisor to determine course availability and fit. Not all of these are offered online.

HP 535 Planning Sport Facilities (3) **

HP 537 Sport Media, Sponsorship and Sales (3)

HP 575 International Sport Management (3)

HP 597 Sport Tourism (3)

HP 641 Psychology of Sport and Exercise (3)

HP 649 Sport in American Culture (3)

HP 651 Sport Management Seminar (3)

HP 661 Administration and Management of Intramural Sport (3)

Capstone Courses

Choose 9 credits. HP 688 may be repeated. Consult with your advisor.

HP 688 Applied Sport Business (3-6)   

HP 698 Internship (1-10)

Important Notes

* An undergraduate statistics course is recommended prior to completing HP 610.

** If you were enrolled at MSU in our undergraduate Sport Management program, students who took HP 435 may not take HP 535 as a graduate student.