Graduate Catalog

B.S. in Sport Management and Business Administration to M.S. in Sport Management

Students may opt for the M.S. degree in Sport Management while completing their undergraduate studies at Barry University. Students may apply for graduate study in the junior year. To be considered for this program they must have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better and have strong faculty recommendations. Students must complete the required 120 credit hours of undergraduate coursework in sport management and business administration (see the Barry University undergraduate catalog for specific details). Students complete 36 graduate credit hours (6 of which count in the Undergraduate Sport Management and Business Administration degree), including 15 credit hours of required courses and 21 customized elective credits for the internship option and 18 credit hours of required courses and 18 customized elective credits for the thesis option. The customized elective credits must be approved by the student’s graduate committee. Graduate coursework begins in semester 7 and includes one summer term. Information on the B.S.in Sport Management and Business Administration to M.S. Sport Management program is available from the academic advisor or the program coordinator for Sport Management.

Master of Science (30 credits)

Required Core Courses(15 credits)

SMB-585THE LAW IN SPORT

3

SMB-616RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

3

SMB-634SPORT GOVERNANCE

3

SMB-532EVENT & FACILITY PLANNING

3

SMB-533SPORT MARKETING MGMT

3

SMB-544FINANCIAL APPS IN SPORT

3

SMB-621ETHICAL ISSUES IN SPORT

3

Note: SMB-532 and SMB-621 can be counted in undergraduate degree

Choose one of the following options

Internship Option (6 credits)

SMB-679AINTERNSHIP/PROJECT

3

SMB-679BINTERNSHIP/PROJECT

3

Or

Thesis Option (9 credits)

SMB-689THESIS I

3

SMB-690THESIS II

3

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SES-624ADV STATS FOR SPRT & EX SCS

3

-Or

SES-630QUAL RES SPRT & EXC SCIENCES

3

Customized Electives (12-15 credits)

To increase academic flexibility, students are permitted to choose electives in their course of study. These tracks of specializations, or “clusters”, may be developed in areas of interest such as sport media, international sport, business, law, research, or others. Select from the Sport Management and Business course electives listed under the M.S. in Sport Management, subject to Graduate Committee approval.