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California State University, Long Beach



Fall Application Deadline: June 1, 2019


- 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


- 9 credits
- Minimum 500 contact hours

- Over 400 affiliations



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Stephen E. Buchan, MBA - Associate Director / Adjunct Professor / Manager of Business Affairs & Marketing


Steve received his Bachelor of Arts Degree and Secondary Teaching Credential from CSULB in 1974. He began his teaching career in Special Education in the Los Angeles Unified School District. He was a member and captain of the Long Beach State Crew team, receiving the '49er of the Year' and 'William Lockyer Awards' for outstanding contributions. He later returned to CSULB in 1980 to serve as the Assistant Women’s Volleyball Coach.

Four years later he joined the ARCO Products Company and spent 15 years in the world of petroleum products and convenience stores, culminating in leading the Marketing Department for the nationally recognized ampm Convenience Store Franchise, setting new standards for the industry.

He earned his MBA in Business Administration from Pepperdine University. Steve also led the Marketing and Sport Partnership efforts for Carl Karcher Enterprises as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Product development for the Carl’s Jr. restaurant franchise. He later joined LA Fitness, a national fitness club chain, as the Vice President of Marketing. Most recently, he directed the retail operations for The Pepsi Bottling Group's Inland Empire Market Unit, receiving the ‘Presidents Circle of Excellence Award’ and ‘Chairman’s Award’ for outstanding contributions to the business.

After twenty-three years, he comes full circle returning to Long Beach State University, as our Manager of Business Affairs and Marketing.