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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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The Graduate Program in Sport Management

Fall Application Deadline Date: June 1, 2017

Guest Speakers

Guest Speaker

As a result of our location in the sport mecca of Southern California, we have the privilege to host a number of prominent guest speakers from the sport industry. 

Their perspectives and insight of the sport industry expose the students to the necessary skills and qualities required to be a successful administrator in the sport industry.

Below is a sampling of some of the individuals we have had the privilege to welcome to our campus and our classrooms:

Name Title Organization
Leonard Armato Founder and Former CEO; Sports agent Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP)
John Semcken, III. Principal, The Los Angeles NFL Stadium Project National Football League
Ken Kurek Principal Quint Events
Craig Ciandella State Area Director United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA)
Gary Darcy Director of Sales National Hot Rod Association
Candice Chick Champions/Life Skills Coordinator Long Beach State Athletics
Jesse Tyler Community Relations Assistant

Mighty Ducks of Anaheim

Bill Brady

Executive Director

Davey O'Brien Foundation
Mike Gerard Executive President USA Surf Team
Gabby Roe President ASA Entertainment
Matt Wikstrom President Los Angeles Avengers
Maria Elles Scott Director of Media Relations ESPN X Games
Jerry Davis Music Director Fox Sports
Bill Shaikin   Los Angeles Times
Cindy Jarvis Director of Sports, Recreation & Aquatics Alpert Jewish Community Center
Erica Satterfield Assistant Commissioner Big West Conference
Andy Reif Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer Association of Volleyball Professionals
Greg Gibson Sports Editor Orange County Register
John Drum Director, Ballpark Operations Anaheim Angels Baseball Club, Inc
Michelle Kahler Direct Marketing Manager  Maloof Sports and Entertainment
Jeffrey Pollack Managing Director NASCAR Digital Entertainment
Nick Curl Vice President Los Angeles Marathon Inc.
Bob Wagner VP, Sales & Marketing Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim
Bill Shumard President/CEO Special Olympics of Southern California
Tim Mead  VP of Communications and Community Affairs Anaheim Sports Inc.
Andy Roundtree Chief Financial Officer Anaheim Sports
Joann Klonowski Sports & Entertainment Executive Quint Events
Andy Roeser Vice President Los Angeles Clippers
Beth White General Manager AEG/Home Depot National Training Center
Lee Zeidman SVP of Operations AEG/STAPLES Center
Jay Thomas General Manager AEG/Kodak Theatre
Diana Murphy  Design Consultant AEG/Home Depot National Training Center
Jeff David  Director of Grassroots Marketing AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour
Dan Barrett  CEO Barrett Sports Group, LLC
David Meltzer  CEO Sports 1 Marketing
Ardi Dwornik

Senior Director of Global Communications

Nichol Whiteman

Executive Director

Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation
David Carter, M.B.A.



The Sports Business Group; Business Week magazine

Mel Bridgman, M.B.A.

Greg Clefisch

Kalim Rayburn

General Manager


Manager, College Recruiting

Professor; Elementary School Principal

Ottawa Senators


Southern Wine & Spirirts

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