Master of Science in Sports Administration
The Master of Science in Sports Administration is open to students who desire a career in management of sports. The program requires thirty six (36) credit hours including up to six (6) hours of internship credit, for those who elect this option. All courses are three (3) hours of credit.
The program is designed to enable full-time students to complete 30 hours of coursework during one calendar year, leaving the final six (6) hours for an internship at a location agreeable to all parties involved. Upon completion of this program students will:
?Apply critical thinking skills acquired from exposure to specific functional theories and practices to strategic organizational and managerial issues in a sports setting. Acquire a keen perspective of the importance of employing ethical practices in all aspects of the sports setting.
?Seek to acquire practical experience by successfully completing a supervised internship in the field of sports.
?Conduct research and prepare an organized report of findings.
?Express their ideas and recommendations in a concise and professional fashion by utilizing their enhanced verbal, analytical and writing skills.
MBA in Sports Administration
The St. Thomas University Master of Business Administration degree is designed for students who are currently in, or plan to enter, responsible positions of management. The MBA program provides a balance between the quantitative and qualitative aspects of management and focuses on the needs of part-time students who may have special concerns because of their employment responsibilities. The MBA also provides an opportunity for full-time students to complete the degree program in approximately 18 months.
The St. Thomas University Master of Business Administration program has full-time and adjunct faculty representing a broad background in management, finance, international business, sports administration, global entrepreneurship, and accounting.
The program consists of (42) credits, twenty-seven (27) credits of core courses and fifteen (15) credits in sports administration. An additional three preparatory courses might be required to provide the needed base-skills for those students who have not completed the following undergraduate equivalencies: accounting-6 credits, economics-6 credits, and business statistics-3 credits. Preparatory courses are offered in a one (1) credit-hour, self-paced, independent-study format.
Joint Degree Programs in Sports Administration
Since most U.S. colleges and universities with law schools have added joint degree programs to fulfill the educational needs of law students who want to succeed in the business world today. These colleges and universities have gained a competitive advantage when compared to colleges and universities that do not provide this program. As no two students are the same, neither should they be forced into only one degree option. Therefore, two sports administration master’s degree options are available to St. Thomas law students, i.e., a Joint Juris Doctor (Law) and Master of Science in Sports Administration (JD/MS-SA) and a Joint JD (Law) and Master of Business Administration in Sports Administration (JD/MBA-SA). A joint JD/MS-SA or a JD/MBA-SA degree program offers clear benefits to its law students who are eager to pursue opportunities in not only sports but in entertainment in general.
The faculties of the Law School and the School of Business work in close collaboration to offer students the opportunity to complete both the JD and a Master’s-SPO degree in the three years it typically takes to complete the JD degree alone. The Business School and the Law School have agreed to accept credits for courses taken at the other school, thereby reducing the total number of credits otherwise needed for both degrees. Participants thus complete both degrees, receiving a diploma for each, in a reduced period with reduced overall costs.
For the St. Thomas law student interested in working as a college athletics compliance officer, sports agent, commissioner of sports leagues or conferences, or any number of other sports-related legal careers, the joint degrees in Sports Administration are excellent options. Students receive a first-rate legal education through the School of Law, while taking specialized sports administration classes towards their master's degree. Classes in sports administration will provide students with the unique skills necessary for success in this area through courses in sports financial management, sports marketing and promotions, sports media and public relations, etc.
St. Thomas University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, masters, law, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of St. Thomas University.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: No
International Financial Aid: No
# of Credits Required: Depends on a program
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 905 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
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