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Fall Application Deadline: June 1, 2019

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

Internships

- 9 credits
- Minimum 500 contact hours

- Over 400 affiliations

 

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The Graduate Program in Sport Management

Fall Application Deadline Date: June 1, 2019

FAQ

Application questions:


1. What are the application requirements for the Sport Management program?
2. What are the deadlines to apply for the program?
3. What are the prerequisites for the program?


Financial aid questions:


1. How much does the program cost?
2. What is the schedule of tuition payment?
3. Is there financial aid?
4. Where can I find more information about FAFSA?


General questions:


1. How do I know if Sport Management is for me?
2. What is Sport Management?
3. What are some career possibilities in Sport Management?
4. What department is Sport Management in?
5. Can I pick the classes I want to take?

Application questions:

1. What are the application requirements for the Sport Management program?

a. Apply for the University on https://www2.calstate.edu/apply (get accepted)
b. Letter of Intent
c. Official Transcripts from all undergraduate institutions
d. Three letters of recommendation
e. GRE Scores (Cumulative scores of 145 on the verbal test, 145 on the quantitative test and 3.5 on the analytical writing test)
f. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
g. Resume

2. What are the deadlines to apply for the program?

The program has two entry points:
• Spring (deadline November 1)
• Fall (deadline June 1)

3. What are the prerequisites for the program?

There are no prerequisites for the program. We accept any type of undergraduate degree.

Financial aid questions:

1. How much does the program cost?

This is a special sessions program. Therefore, the price is set as a flat fee. The price is standard for Resident, Non-resident students, and International students. Tuition is currently $525.00 per unit.

2. What is the schedule of tuition payment?

Payment is due upon the beginning of each class.

3. Is there financial aid?

Yes, you are eligible for any traditional student government loans.

4. Where can I find more information about Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?

Please visit their official web site of FAFSA at: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

General questions:

1. How do I know if Sport Management is for me?

  • Does sport seem to be a focus and interest in life, do you have a flair for business?
  • Do you receive a great sense of fun, enjoyment or fulfillment when involved with sports in some way?
  • When you go to your favorite media source, do you go right to the sports section?
  • When you watch TV at night, do you tend to watch sporting events or ESPN?
  • When you go out with your friends, do you usually end up going to a sporting event, watching a sporting event on TV, or just talking about sports?
  • Have you had a real interest in sport for a very long time?
  • Are you interested in business management and possibly know how they apply to sports?
  • Does the thought of working in or around sports as a career really appeal to you?

2. What is Sport Management?

Sport management is the application of business and management knowledge, leadership principles and skills to the daily arena of sport.

3. What are some career possibilities in Sport Management?

  • Community Center Director
  • Convention Coordinator
  • Marketing, Promotions or Sales
  • Non-profit Agency Positions
  • Recreational Sports Management
  • Sport Fund-Raising Positions
  • Sports Facility Coordinator/Director
  • Sport Information Director
  • Ticket and Concession Manager/Director
  • Tournament Manager/Director
  • Wellness/Fitness Center Director
  • Youth Sport Program Manager/Director
  • Athletic Director
  • Player Development
  • Community Relations
  • Public Relations
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Athletic Directing
  • Coaching
  • Special Events Coordinator
  • Compliance Director
  • Player Representation
  • Media Relations
  • Event Management
  • Inside Sales
  • Partnership Sales
  • Sponsorship Sales
  • Human Resources
  • Account Executive
  • Sports Reporter
  • Sport Editors
  • Director of Broadcasting
  • Guest Services Coordinator
  • Academic Advisor
  • Video Coordinator
  • Web Designer
  • Compliance
  • Information Analyst
  • Head Groundskeeper
  • Retail/Licensing

The Graduate Program in Sport Management is located in the Department of Kinesiology.

5. Can I pick the classes I want to take?

Our program is an accelerated 18 month program, all students are in cohorts or learning teams. At the beginning of the program you are given a class schedule and you will be obligated to follow the outline of classes listed. If you are concerned with getting specific training in an area, this is obtained through your internships that will be throughout the program.