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California State University, Long Beach



Fall Application Deadline: June 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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Mission Statement:

To provide a sound foundation in the Business of Sport, resulting in meaningful employment!

The John R. Wooden Award Experience

The John R. Wooden Award was presented at the ESPN College Basketball Awards on April 7, 2017. Our students had the opportunity to work with the Los Angeles Athletic Club (LAAC) to help make this a successful weekend. Students from all three current Learning Teams (LT 30, 31, and 32) took part in the Thursday night Welcome Dinner, Friday Fan Jam at LA Live, the ESPN College Basketball Awards Ceremony, and the Saturday Special Olympics event. This closing weekend to the college basketball season served as a great opportunity to network with the top ESPN, Wendy’s, and LAAC executives. Additionally, this occasion introduced our students to the Sports Awards lifestyle in college athletics.

“The college basketball season is officially over and there was no better way to end it than working the Wooden Award this weekend. I had the pleasure to meet and work with so many great people while being a part of such an incredible experience.” -Bryant King

Study Abroad - Sendai, Japan Vignette

Each summer, ten students from our Sport Management Master’s Program embark on a two week journey to Sendai, Japan to study the Business of Sport at Sendai University. Along with classroom studies, the students had the opportunity to visit historical sites and see beautiful landscapes. Here are two students, Alvin Tilakamonkul and Emma Heeger, to talk about their summer 2016 experience!

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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


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Questions? Call 562.985.2044 or E-mail or Request an Information Packet Here

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Our Sport Management Program

The Walter Pyramid on the LBSU campus designed by our program alumni!

Pyramid Floor

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.


We 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.)

May 3, 2017 (1st Wednesday of May)

June 7, 2017 (1st Wednesday of June)


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