Dual Degree: M.S. in Sport Management and MBA


The dual Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science Sport Management degree program is collaboration between the College of Business and the College of Health.  This dual degree will afford gifted students a unique combination of sport industry experience and business knowledge, skills, and abilities relative to assuming an executive sport business position. A culminating internship experience with executives in professional and sport organizations will give the student on-the-job training, networking opportunities and access to a career within the sport industry.

Career Opportunities

Employment for the dual Master in Sport Management and Master of Business Administration graduate will be found in areas such as intercollegiate sports, professional sports, amateur sports, Olympics, event management, facilities management, sport fundraising, sport marketing, sport public relations, and corporate sports.

Program Requirements

Students must meet requirements and prerequisites in both programs in order to qualify for admission into this dual 60-semester-hour
program. Upon completion of the program, the student will receive two graduate degrees: MBA and M.S. Sport Management. The GMAT is required for admission into this program.

Plan of Study

MBA 610 Analytical Decision Making: 3 hrs
MBA 640 Financial Management: 3 hrs
HPR 670 Organizational Leadership & Management in Sport: 3 hrs
HPR 677 Legal Issues in Sport: 3 hrs
MBA 605 Marketing Management: 3 hrs
MBA 611 Managerial Accounting: 3 hrs
HPR 630 Socio-Ethical Issues in Sport: 3 hrs
HPR 715 Advanced Sport Administration Processes: 3 hrs
MBA 600 Organizational Behavior and Leadership: 3 hrs
HPR 612 Financial Management in Sport: 3 hrs
MBA 650 Global Business Systems: 3 hrs
MBA 660 Strategic Management: 3 hrs
HPR 682 Research Methods in Sport and Human Performance: 3 hrs
HPR 642 Sport Venue and Event Management: 3 hrs
MBA 620 Global Economy: 3 hrs
Advisor Approved Electives: 9 hrs
HPR 696 Practicum (6 hrs) or HPR 700 Internship (9 hrs): 6 hrs

Links of Interest

Program Contact Information

Dr. Dennis Phillips – Associate Professor

P: (601)-266-5578 Email: Dennis.Phillips@usm.edu Room: HPR 233

Last Updated: April 3, 2013