Skip to Local Navigation
Skip to Content
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



Link to the CSU Mentor Page Link to the web mail logon page Link to the Beach Board home page Link to the My CSULB home page

Department of Kinesiology

University College & Extension Services

Long Beach Area & Convention Center


Newsletter Archive






Mission Statement:

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


Congratulations LT 30!

Learning Team 30 culminated their journey with the Graduate Program in Sport Management on Saturday, July 22 with their Capstone Presentations. Early Saturday morning LT 30 students presented their Capstone Presentations to esteem and influential professional panel members to sell their ideas and try to close the deal. This year's 13 panelist included professional like Meredith Shumard (NFL), Jennifer Seislove (SCGA), Bill Shumard (SOSC) , Evan Levy (Global Sports and Entertainment), Bob Wagner (R.W. Sports and Entertainment Group), and many more professionals.

The Graduate Program in Sport Management is proud to have LT 30 join our prominent alumni network. Our program now has over 800 national and international graduates.We wish the members of Learning Team 30 the best of luck in their future endevours.

By: Ricardo Gutierrez Sanchez

All Learning Team Event - Professional Panel

Left to right: Robert Vartan, Emily Kain, Dario Soto, Mike Forrester

On June 22, 2017, the Graduate Program in Sport Management held the All Learning Team Event including LTs 30, 31, and 32. The topic of the event was ‘Leveraging and Investing in Social Capital’ and featured four panelists, Mike Forrester (Los Angeles Rams), Robert Vartan (AEG), Dario Soto (Herbalife, Alumnus LT 12), and Emily Kain (Tiger Woods Foundation/Genesis Open). Each LT had the opportunity to network with the other students, alumni, and the panelists during a brief social hour prior to the panel.

Dedan Brozino, Internship Coordinator and LT 12 alumnus, served as the moderator. Dedan guided the panel through each topic and opened up the conversation by allowing students to ask questions as well. Topics of conversation included how to grow your network, understanding your personal brand, and knowing the nuances within the sports workforce. Students gained insight on how each panelist got his or her start in the sports industry and what it took for them to get there. The panelists reassured that each lesson taught within our practical program will be taken with us into the workforce, because that is what each of them has learned throughout their careers.

By: Alicia Utke

Alumni Vignette - Kelli Gill

Kelli Gill, Director of Marketing and Fan Experience at LBSU

Listen here for Kelli's story about her introduction to collegiate sports through a Big West Internship and what it takes to work in the sports industry!

Check here for more vignettes!


Please check out our most recent newsletter!


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.
  • Over 240 active 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:

News archive Read More


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.)

August 2, 2017 (1st Wednesday of August)

September 6, 2017 (1st Wednesday of September)






"Long Beach State University's Sport Management Program has not only given me the tools to be successful in the sport world, but it has also given me real life applications to be successful with anything that I do. I have had so much support throughout the whole program; I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone considering."

                                               - Kelsey Hull LT 30

                                                 Assistant Athletic Director

Student Distribution

Undergraduate Schools of all previous and current students