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Fall Application Deadline: June 1, 2017

Degree

- M.A. Sport Management

Location

- Long Beach, CA

Duration

- 18 months/36 credits

Tuition

- $18,900

Required GPA

- minimum 2.75

Admission Requirements

- Statement of Purpose
- Three reference forms
- Resume
- Proof of GRE scores: minimum 145 quantitative, 145 verbal, 3.5 analytical

Internships

- 9 credits
- Minimum 500 contact hours

- Over 400 affiliations

 

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The Etiquette Dinner

The Graduate Program in Sport Management hosted its Etiquette Dinner on Thursday November 17, 2016. The event brought together 100+ students and an array of special guests.  The evening’s focus was on exposing the students to the “dos” and “don’ts” of dining in the professional world.  For the fourth time, a representative from Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits held court, leading our students through a litany of scenarios they may face along their career’s journey.  

Chris SorianoThe Emcee of the night, Mr. Chris Soriano of SGWS, guided our students through the process of wine tasting and pairings, the art of the ‘tray pass/cocktail hour/meet & greet’, table introductions, and a plated dinner. Along the way, Chris highlighted nuances of dining, from napkin placement, soup manners, bread buttering, who pays the bill, and much more! He spoke from personal experiences which resonated with the attendees, as well as his observations from the business world he travels in. Thank you Chris for your expertise and willingness to share your etiquette knowledge!

 

The students had the opportunity to network with professionals from different industries, our Advisory Committee members, alumni from our program, and members of other Learning Team's within the program.  Networking cannot be stressed enough in our industry or in life, therefore many took advantage of this situation to begin relationships with some and reconnect with others.

Etiquette Dinner

As an added upside to the event, each person in attendance was provided the opportunity to have a Linked-In quality headshot taken by a professional photographer.

The goal of the night was to teach our young professionals about the basics of etiquette and to put them in situations that should have a positive impact on their life’s journey.  As one of our special guests shared with his table,  there are not too many times that you will be promoted at a dinner setting like this, but there are far too many times that people can kill their career based on a bad social experience.”

 

Our students should be prepared to be in position to put their best foot forward and differentiate themselves from others in the marketplace.

Written by: Emma Heeger

 

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Congratulations to Dario Soto of LT 12 and Global Sports Sponsorship Manager at Herbalife International. We are so proud of the selection by the Huffington Post to include him as one of their 40 Under 40: Latinos in Sports!

Dario Soto

Be sure to check out the article highlighting Dario and his work here

 

 

Our Mission:

To provide a sound foundation in the Business of Sport, resulting in meaningful employment!

 

Program Overview:

The Graduate Program in Sport Management is an accelerated program which allows the participant to earn a Master's Degree in 18 months. It is designed to prepare individuals for careers in sport/athletic administration and management.

Individuals will be prepared to work in the sport industry in a variety of settings, including professional, fitness, college and scholastic organizations, private businesses, community services, as well as in academic institutions.

 

Program highlights include:

  • Complete a Master's Degree in 18 months.
  • Foundations in the management and marketing of sport activities, personnel, facilities & programs.
  • A distinguished faculty and guest speakers comprised of a dedicated team of professionals and academic leaders.
  • High profile internship placements and event field work.
  • Networking and professional interactions with a diverse group with a wide range of professional sport responsibilities and interests.
  • Focus on career development and sport/athletics business skills.
  • Total cost of tuition: $18,900

 

Click Here for Application Information

Questions? Call 562.985.2044 or E-mail gpsm.ga@gmail.com or Request an Information Packet Here

International Students: Click Here for Application Information

 

 

Inside Look:

Advisory Committee Member and Adjunct Professor Rich Foster works as Attorney in the Sports Law realm. He teaches our students about sports law and captivates his students with real cases he has worked on. Rich is a valued sports industry leader whom students look to for his advice in the business of sport.

 

 

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Our Sport Management Program

The Walter Pyramid on the CSULB campus designed by our program alumni!

Pyramid Floor

The interior of the Walter Pyramid on the CSULB campus. The Walter Pyramid is home to the Long Beach State men's and women's volleyball and basketball teams. The current floor was designed by program alumni Dedan Brozino (LT 12) and Sei Furutani (LT 14) in 2012.


INFORMATION SESSIONS

Sport Management Information SessionWe invite you to attend a free Webinar Information Session for our Graduate Program in Sport Management!

The information sessions are short presentations by program representatives. During the presentation you are invited to chat with our program representatives and ask questions.

Webinar Session Times: 4pm to 5pm, Location: Online

To RSVP for a Webinar call (800) 963-2250 or Register online here.

(Webinars are usually held on the first Wednesday of the month, but are subject to change.)

January 4th, 2017 (1st Wednesday of January)

February 8th, 2017 (1st Wednesday of February)

March 1st, 2017 (1st Wednesday of March)

April 5th, 2017 (1st Wednesday of April)


 

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