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California State University, Long Beach
Graduate Program in Sports Management


Spring Application Deadline: November 1, 2016


- M.A. Sport Management


- Long Beach, CA


- 18 months/36 credits


- $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


- 9 credits
- Minimum 500 contact hours

- Over 400 affiliations



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It saddens us to share with you...Liam Kowal

Throughout our lives we have all been put in situations that challenge us physically, mentally, and spiritually. I am sure that we all have been in a position to give solace and support to a friend or family member. Such is the case for us, the Graduate Program in Sport Management here at Long Beach State.

One of our own suffered a tremendous loss over the Labor Day weekend, something a parent should never be faced with. Marcus Kowal and his wife Mishel Eder, lost their 15 month old son Liam in a terrible automobile accident.  

This is a tragedy few experience but we all feel pain and sadness for Marcus and his family. If there is a light that we can take away from this tragedy, Liam's organs were donated and I'm sure that the smile that Marcus and Mishel remember from Liam, will live on in the faces of others.

Marcus was a student in Learning Team 4 and has maintained a very strong relationship with the 'Program', giving opportunities to our students through his many entrepreneur endeavors and being a real world mentor to them.

If you are so inclined please say a prayer for Marcus and his family. Additionally here is the link to Liam's Memorial fund through Go Fund Me:

Our thoughts are with you Marcus...

LBSU Sport Management Program


OKAERINASAI (Welcome Back) to our students who studied sport in Sendai, Japan!

Our Sport Management program sent off ten students to study abroad at Sendai University, the only physical education and sports & health science university located in northern Japan! These students were not only exposed to the sport culture, but took Japanese language classes, tried our hands at calligraphy, and saw the beautiful countryside of Sendai, and the city of Tokyo.

Students with Chairman Hozawa of Sendai University

With the help of program director, Marty Kuehnert, the students witnessed a Vegalta Sendai soccer match at the Yurtec Stadium, a Rakuten Eagles baseball game at the Rakuten Kobo Stadium Miyagi, and the ' Old Timers' Suntory Dream Match at the Tokyo Dome. While learning about Japanese high school baseball, professional baseball, and sumo, the students also enjoyed a sports bar dinner at the Legends Sports Bar with former American baseball player, Randy Bass. Randy is most famous in Japan for his time with the Hanshin Tigers of Central League.


Given the opportunity to meet and learn from the Japanese students, everyone came back with new friends and a different understanding of the business of sport!

"Sendai was amazing and a culturally enriching trip. It has helped me see the world in a new light. Japan introduced me to a completely different culture of sports and competition. Definitely an experience of a lifetime!" -Ashley Hampton LT 30

"Going on the Sendai, Japan trip was the best traveling experince I've ever had. Not only is there a beautiful county, but the city was also so welcoming. We learned so many lessons in class, but also from our new friends from Sendai University who were with us the whole time. We got to experience the real Japanese culture and see first hand another side of sports!" - Jackie Rayas LT 29

Written by: Emma Heeger, August 2016


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 or Request an Information Packet Here

International Students: Click Here for Application Information



Inside Look:

Welcome LT 31! Our students enjoyed their Reception Orientation Colloquim (ROC) as well as their first Internship Roundtable. We are excited to see all that you accomplish!

LT 31 Students at the Internship Roundtable


Ashley Cabrera, LT 24, is now the Partner Activation Manager with the Los Angeles Galaxy and AEG Global Partnerships. Take a look at how an internship spiraled into a career for her! Listen to what she has learned within the business of sport during her time in the professional world. Ashley is yet another stellar example of our hard working and successful students.



Check out this Olympic article written by almnus Dario Soto of LT 12. Soto works as a manager in the Global Marketing Alliances department at Herbalife. This article, featured in The Huffington Post, talks about 16 Latinos to look for during the Olympics. Take a look here!


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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.


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.)

July 6, 2016 (1st Wednesday of July)

September 7, 2016 (1st Wednesday of September)

October 5, 2016 (1st Wednesday of October)

November 2, 2016 (1st Wednesday of November)

December 7, 2016 (1st Wednesday of December)


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