Earn Your Master’s Degree in Sport Management
The Master of Science in Sport Management prepares professionals for advanced careers in the expanding sport industry by enhancing their critical thinking skills and exposing them to expert knowledge and research in the field of sport. The curriculum has been designed and developed, enabling students to acquire and demonstrate an impressive set of management skills and an understanding of the sport industry through a combination of required core courses, electives, research, and experiential components.
Study abroad programs led by Southern Miss business faculty include the British Studies Program, Asian Studies, and Italian Studies.
The College of Business and Economic Development is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
What Will I Learn?
This degree program is designed to prepare students for a career in interscholastic or intercollegiate athletic administration and coaching. The academic curriculum also serves students interested in pursuing job opportunities within the sport business industry, including facility/arena management, club management, corporate sport operations, professional team management, and state and national governing agency administration. We also offer a Sport Event Security Management Emphasis.
The practicum gives students the opportunity to apply theoretical concepts taught in the classroom while gaining practical experience with current professionals in the field of Sport Management. While taking the three-hour course, students are required to earn 150 hours of field experience.
Expert Faculty Who Are There to Help
The Southern Miss Sport Management Program is nationally and internationally recognized throughout the academic and industry communities.
Our faculty have worked with the following organizations:
-PGA, FIFA, NFL, NCAA, MLS, NASCAR, FEMA, DHS, MLB, IAVM
-North American Society for Sport Management; Sport Recreation Law Association; Sport Marketing Association
- Athletic Director
- Sales and Marketing Director
- Patrick Stewart/ 1997
Assistant Athletic Director for Equipment Operations/ Southern Miss Athletics
- Michelle Pontiff/ 2013
Associate Director of Marketing/ Mississippi State Athletics
- Brian Morrison/ 2008
Interim Deputy Director/ Southern Miss Athletics
- Neal Mead/ 2007
Assistant AD for Event Management/ Ole Miss Athletics
- Kaitlyn Norton/ 2013
Championship Manager/ Bruno Event Team
- Jonathan Ruffin/ 2017
Director of Facilities and Event Operations/ University of Louisiana Monroe Athletics