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Graduate Catalog 2017/2018


Sport and Entertainment Management (SMG)

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Master of Science (M.S.)
CIP Code: 31.0504
College of Muma College of Business (BA)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 36

Contact Information:
College of Muma College of Business
Marketing Department (MKT)
4202 E. Fowler Avenue
Tampa FL  33620

Program Director or Coordinator:
William Sutton
Phone: 813-974-4155
Email: wsutton1@usf.edu

Website: http://business.usf.edu/


Faculty Search: Muma College of Business Faculty List


Major Information

Major Research Areas
Sport Management, Entertainment, Sport Business Analytics, Sport Marketing, Sport and Social Issues, American Sport Industry, Global Sport Industry, Sport Law, Sport and Entertainment Finance

Accreditation Information:

Accredited by the the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

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Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

Major Priority Deadline

Fall: June 1
Spring: ---
Summer: ---

Graduate Admission Application Deadlines

MASTER'S AND
EDUCATION SPECIALIST DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

June 1

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

June 1

September 15

February 15

DOCTORATE DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

February 15

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

February 15

September 15

February 15


Admission Requirements

You must comply with general University policies and meet general University Admission requirements in addition to those listed below.

Must meet University requirements (see Graduate Admissions) as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

  • Personal Interview with a committee of program faculty
  • Personal Statement addressing career focus and aspirations
  • Admission to and coompletion of the USF Tampa MBA or other MBA with a Concentration in Sport Business
  • Minimum of 3.00/4.00 average for all graduate work completed

Admissions Status: Apply (Direct Receipt)

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Major Requirements

Total Minimum Hours 36
 
Course Requirements 30
SPB 6719 Sport and Entertainment Marketing Strategy*3
SPB 6406Sport and Entertainment Law*3
SPB 6706 Sport Business Analytics* 3
SPB 6605 Sport and Social Issues 3
SPB 6116 Sport and Entertainment Finance3
SPB 6735 Global Environment of Sport3
SPB 6807 Social Media in Sport 3
SPB 6608 Issues in the American Sport Industry3
SPB 6715 Sales and Fundraising in the Sport Industry3
SPB 6930Sports Business Project I3
 

Students complete the three courses indicated with an asterisk as part of the requirements for the MBA with a Concentration in Sport and Entertainment Management. Because these nine hours of coursework are "shared" by the two majors, the 36 credit-hour MS in Sport and Entertainment Management requires an additional 24 hours to complete.

 
Internship-6
SPB 6946 Internship in Sport and Entertainment Management II 3
SPB 6946 Internship in Sport and Entertainment Management III 3
Option to complete thesis in lieu of internship.
 
Sequence
Students should consult with the Graduate Director for advising on course sequencing requirements.
 
Concurrent Degree Option
This major is also offered as a concurrent degree option with the MBA in Business Administration with a concentration in Sport Business. Refer to the Concurrent Degree listing for information on the requirements.


College Degree Requirements

Refer to the College Section of theGraduate Catalog for College requirements and information.

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Financial Assistance


Financial Aid

Fellowships & Scholarships

Graduate Assistantships

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Registration Process

First, contact your graduate advisor for guidance courses to register for. Obtain any electronic course permit if necessary. Register for the new student orientation online at http://www.grad.usf.edu/orientation.php. Then go to http://oasis.usf.edu/ the link to OASIS, USF's on-line registration system to register for your classes. Follow the directions given on-line.

To access online course materials, students must have a USF NetID (e-mail account). Please visit: https://netid.usf.edu/una/ to obtain your NetID.

New students, including those studying online, may obtain a USFCard. Please visit: http://www.usf.edu/it/class-prep/usf-card.aspx to obtain your USFCard.

Tuition and fees: Fees are determined by the level of the course. Please visit Cash Accounting, Controller's Office, for information on tuition and fees.

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