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California State University, Long Beach
Graduate Program in Sports Management



- 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 is accepting application materials for Fall 2015!

Spring Application Deadline Date: June 1, 2015

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...

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...

Michele Himmelberg

Image : Michele HimmelbergPublic Relations Director, The Disneyland Resort, Michele Himmelberg blazed a trail for female sports journalists, working for equal access in the National Football League and co-founding the Association for Women in Sports Media ( The global organization known as AWSM celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2007 and continues to serve as...

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,...

Patrick McClenahan

Image : Patrick McClenahan

McClenahan has recently been named as the CEO of the Games Organizing Committee of the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games. During the past 25 years, Patrick McClenahan has established a reputation as a strategic, results-oriented leader serving in senior level media executive positions at Prime Ticket, Fox Sports, KCAL, and CBS. McClenahan led the largest local broadcast operation in the country.  He managed a staff of over 400 employees, a senior leadership team of 15 executives, and five trade unions in producing 11 hours of live news per day and over 100 live local sporting events per year...

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)...

Andy Roeser

Image : Andy RoeserFormer President, Los Angeles Clippers, Andy Roeser completed his first season as team President in 2008, after being named to the position by Owner and Chairman of the Board Donald Sterling on October 1, 2007. Previously the team's Executive Vice President, Roeser currently ranks as one of the longest-tenured executives in the NBA, having spent the last 24 seasons with the organization. Since...

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 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. In his current role he oversees 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’s also responsible for...

Dedan Brozino

Image : Everett L. Glenn

Dedan Brozino is currently the Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Relations and Communications at Long Beach State Athletics, bringing almost a decade of collegiate athletics experience and a background in resource acquisition, fundraising, sales/marketing, corporate sponsorships and media relations to the position during his time with the 49ers. Since joining LBSU in 2007 at the intern level, he has been promoted five different times within the organization and has managed record volumes of revenue production in each year...

Angela LaChica

Angela LaChica

Angela LaChica is the Vice President of the San Diego Hall of Champions and San Diego Sports Commission. LaChica has been with the SDHOC/SDSC originally as Marketing Coordinator and later as Marketing Director. Prior to that, she graduated from San Diego State University and received her Master's Degree from Long Beach State as an alumni of the Sport Management program.