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


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 practicum/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 of Business Administration and Master in Sport Management 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.

Plan of Study

MBA 610 Analytical Decision Making: 3 hrs

MBA 640 Financial Management: 3 hrs

SM 605 Organizational Leadership & Management in Sport: 3 hrs

SM 676 Trends and Issues in Sport: 3 hrs

MBA 605 Marketing Management: 3 hrs

MBA 611 Managerial Accounting: 3 hrs

SM 630 Socio-Ethical Issues in Sport: 3 hrs

SM 715 Advanced Sport Administration Processes: 3 hrs

MBA 600 Organizational Behavior and Leadership: 3 hrs

SM 612 Financial Management in Sport: 3 hrs

MBA 650 Global Business Systems: 3 hrs

MBA 660 Strategic Management: 3 hrs

SM 682 Research Methods in Sport and Human Performance: 3 hrs

SM 642 Sport Venue and Event Management: 3 hrs

MBA 620 Global Economy: 3 hrs

Advisor Approved Electives: 9 hrs


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Program Contact Information

Sport Management
Dr. Dennis Phillips – Associate Professor
P: 601.266.5578 Email: dennis.phillips@usm.edu

Heather Adams Sison - Graduate Programs Advisor
P: 228.214.3496 Email: h.l.adams@usm.edu