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California State University, Long Beach
Graduate Program in Sports Management


Spring Application Deadline: November 1, 2016


- 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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It saddens us to share with you...Liam Kowal

Throughout our lives we have all been put in situations that challenge us physically, mentally, and spiritually. I am sure that we all have been in a position to give solace and support to a friend or family member. Such is the case for us, the Graduate Program in Sport Management here at Long Beach State.

One of our own suffered a tremendous loss over the Labor Day weekend, something a parent should never be faced with. Marcus Kowal and his wife Mishel Eder, lost their 15 month old son Liam in a terrible automobile accident.  

This is a tragedy few experience but we all feel pain and sadness for Marcus and his family. If there is a light that we can take away from this tragedy, Liam's organs were donated and I'm sure that the smile that Marcus and Mishel remember from Liam, will live on in the faces of others.

Marcus was a student in Learning Team 4 and has maintained a very strong relationship with the 'Program', giving opportunities to our students through his many entrepreneur endeavors and being a real world mentor to them.

If you are so inclined please say a prayer for Marcus and his family. Additionally here is the link to Liam's Memorial fund through Go Fund Me:

Our thoughts are with you Marcus...

LBSU Sport Management Program


Brian Walsh, LT 12: 40 Under 40 Award Recipient

Long Beach Post awarded Long Beach State and St. Anthony High School alumnus, Brian Walsh, with the 40 Under 40 Award! After graduating from the Sport Management program, Brian has dedicated 14 years to St. Anthony's in multiple roles, including his current Athletic Director position. He experienced a "sense of pride" when given the recognition, and explains his love for Long Beach in the following article.

Go Beach and way to go Brian!

Brian Walsh


Our Mission:

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


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


Click Here for Application Information

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

International Students: Click Here for Application Information



Inside Look:

Advisory Committee Member and Adjunct Professor Rich Foster works as Attorney in the Sports Law realm. He teaches our students about sports law and captivates his students with real cases he has worked on. Rich is a valued sports industry leader whom students look to for his advice in the business of sport.


Welcome LT 31!

Our students enjoyed their Reception Orientation Colloquim (ROC) as well as their first Internship Roundtable. We are excited to see all that you accomplish!

LT 31 Students at the Internship Roundtable


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Our Sport Management Program

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

Pyramid Floor

The interior of the Walter Pyramid on the CSULB campus. 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.


Sport Management Information SessionWe 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.)

July 6, 2016 (1st Wednesday of July)

September 7, 2016 (1st Wednesday of September)

October 5, 2016 (1st Wednesday of October)

November 2, 2016 (1st Wednesday of November)

December 7, 2016 (1st Wednesday of December)


Student Distribution

Undergraduate Schools of all previous and current students