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The LSU online Master of Science in Sport Management is a COSMA accredited degree that prepares current and aspiring sports professionals to become innovative and thoughtful leaders in the athletic landscape. With an expansive curriculum that covers key sport management topics, such as facilities management, governance, and policy development, sport law, finance, and organizational and behavior development in sport, LSU’s program ensures graduates leave ready to make their mark in the professional sports and fitness arena.
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The program covers both how to be a successful manager in sports and the economic, social, and legal factors of the field.
Students can complete the 36 credit hours required to receive the degree in 12 months.
LSU has one of the most storied football programs in history, along with its other top-tier, NCAA-recognized teams.
The online MS in Sport Management from LSU ranks #3 on BestMastersPrograms.org's 2021 list for 25 Best Online Master’s in Sports Management.
LSU Online Master of Science in Sport Management 2018 graduate Eric Seaman talks about the journey to earning his degree after 25 years.
Assistant Professor J. Michael Martinez, Ph.D talks about the student experience in the LSU online Master of Science in Sport Management program.
You may be able to find savings and earn credit from previous work or training, or as demonstrated by your industry certifications, through Prior Learning Assessment. Learn more.
Total credit hours per program: 36 credit hours
Cost per credit hour: $639
Total cost with fees: $23,004
Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Exact fees may vary by program. Please consult an Enrollment Concierge for the final program cost.
Sport Management Electives
Choose four courses below to meet the twelve credit hour requirement.
Additional electives may be considered through consultation with the faculty advisor.
Restricted Research Electives
Choose two courses below to meet the six credit hour requirement.
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Building a successful sports team or franchise takes more than just having the top coaches on your payroll or the best players on the field. It’s a business built from the ground up, spearheaded by visionary sports leaders who know how to manage operations and inspire all the members on their professional teams. But sport management isn’t just being the general manager of a World Series champion or the athletic director of an NCAA Division I school: It can include a variety of professional endeavors, such as event and facility managers of sport and entertainment venues, recreation centers, and fitness clubs, ticket operations managers at the various intercollegiate and professional levels, marketing and promotions directors, and sport information directors, among other career destinations that comprise the sport industry.
Regardless of your particular ambition in sports, a master’s degree relating to sport management is crucial to qualifying for in-demand positions with professional and NCAA teams. The leadership skills gained from this program allow graduates to become effective managers and motivators at their athletic organizations. Additionally, a master’s degree relating to sport management establishes graduates as experts in their fields, setting themselves apart from those seeking similar roles in the competitive landscape of sports.
Allowing students to complete the program at their own pace, LSU Online’s Master of Science in Sport Management offers a quality university education in a flexible format. Students receive a thorough education in as little as one year. The connection to LSU’s athletic programs, as well as the university’s accomplished alumni body at large, puts students in an advantageous career position after graduating. And with a wide variety of careers to pursue in sports, graduates often have no problem finding a path that can lead to their professional athletic goals.
The passion and excellence that LSU stands for have earned the school a coveted "Tier One" spot in U.S. News & World Report's “Best Colleges.” As the state’s flagship university, LSU has been preparing students for rewarding careers for nearly 150 years. Today, LSU is equally proud of its strides to make education more accessible through innovative online degree programs that are every bit as rigorous as its on-campus programs
Through the dedication of an exceptional faculty and staff, LSU is one of only 30 universities in the United States designated as a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant institution. In addition, LSU is the only public top-tier university—and the only university in Louisiana—to receive the honor of being placed in the "very high research activity" category by the Carnegie Foundation.
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