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California State University, Long Beach



Spring Application Deadline: November 1, 2017


- 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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The Graduate Program in Sport Management

Spring Application Deadline Date: November 1, 2017

Advisory Committee

A message from our Advisory Committee Chair

Bill Shumard: Advisory Committee Chair

Image : Bill ShumardPresident/CEO Special Olympics Southern California Bill Shumard brings a wealth of sports and athletic administration experience to the position. Since taking over in June, 2005, Shumard is guiding the organization through a new Strategic Plan which has produced a more effective business model, designed to dramatically increase...

Meredith Battin

Meredith Battin

Meredith Battin is the Senior Director of Integrated Marketing and Sales at the National Football League.

In her role, Meredith is responsible for developing and executing cross-platform experiences for sponsors and advertisers on the NFL’s media properties.

Meredith develops integrated solutions with the goal of furthering brand’s messaging and campaign objectives, with touch points across NFL Network,, NFL Mobile, NFL Now, and social media.

Dedan Brozino

Dedan Brozino is currently the Executive Director of Development at the Rose Bowl Operating Company, bringing over a decade of sport management experience within the Southern California region and East Coast, along with a heavy background in fundraising, resource acquisition, sales, and marketing. At the Rose Bowl, Dedan is primarily responsible for developing a strategic long-rang fundraising plan for the stadium and the surrounding Arroyo, through securing increasing resources and financial support through philanthropy to the Legacy Foundation...

Fred Claire

Image : Fred ClaireFred Claire was a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ front office for 30 years, advancing from publicity director of the team to the position of Executive Vice President with responsibility for player personnel decisions and baseball operations. In a distinguished career with the Dodgers, Claire served the team as a publicity director; vice president of public relations, promotions and...

Roy Englebrecht

Image : Roy Englebrecht Roy Englebrecht is the owner of Roy Englebrecht Promotions California’s third largest fight promotions company. Oscar De La Hoya purchased Roy Englebrecht Promotions in December of 2001 and Golden Boy Promotions was formed with Roy serving as COO for the first three years...

Rich Foster

Image : Rich FosterRich Foster is the owner of the Law Office of Richard J. Foster, where he specializes in representing Olympic Athletes and other sports figures and celebrities.  Rich was the President of United States Water Polo for twelve years and President of United States Aquatic Sports from 2006 through 2010.  He also...

Joann Klonowski

Image : Joann KlonowskiJoann Klonowskiis one of the top female executives in sports and event management with more than 25 years of experience in the sports and entertainment industries. A versatile leader with an extensive background in sports franchises, Klonowski has held executive positions with teams in Major League Baseball with the Cleveland Indians, Major League Soccer with the Los Angeles Galaxy, XFL football,...

Angela LaChica

Angela LaChicaAngela LaChica is the President & Chief Executive Officer of LaChica Sports, Incorporated, a comprehensive athlete management firm. Combining her years of sports industry expertise and business strategy, Angela leads the development and execution of national marketing and media campaigns for top athletes and premier sporting events.


Tim Mead

Image : Tim MeadVice President, Communications Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Tim Mead begins his 29th season in the Angels’ organization and 11th as Vice President, Communications following his appointment, Feb. 9, 1998. He oversees all media relations, publicity, broadcasting, community relations and publications efforts of the Angels. Before his current appointment, Mead spent four seasons as Assistant General Manager (1994-97)...

David Simon

Image : David SimonAs President of the Los Angeles Sports Council since 1988, David has played a significant role in virtually every major sporting event that has been brought to the Los Angeles area in the last two decades, including the Super Bowl, the Breeder's Cup and the finals of soccer's World Cup and Women's World Cup. An alumnus of UCLA, Simon served as a Vice President of the Los Angeles Olympic...

Virginia "Penny" Toler

Image : Virginia

Penny Toler is entering her 12th season as General Manager and third as Vice President of the Los Angeles Sparks. Her skill at building rosters of the most talented female athletes in the world and keen sense of basketball operations are complimented by her years as a professional athlete. Through her experience she has built the rosters of two back-to-back WNBA championship teams with the Sparks in 2001 and 2002...

Bob Wagner

Image : Virginia

Bob is the President of R.W. Sports & Entertainment Group, Inc.: a sales, advertising, branding and marketing agency based in Orange County, CA that specializes in Sports, Entertainment and Philanthropic industries. Previously, Bob was the Vice President of Partnerships at the LA84 Foundation, an organization which is the legacy of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games and which funds youth sports in Southern California, trains coaches, and examines the role of sports in our society. He oversaw the creation and management of local and national partnerships with companies, foundations and community-based organizations interested in supporting youth sports programs and related research funded by the LA84 Foundation. He was also responsible for...


Thank you to our past Committee Members!

Former Members of the Advisory Committee