Master of Sport Management

Program Benefits

  • Includes a summer internship or applied research to build experience and enhance career prospects
  • Full-time and part-time options
  • Graduate assistant and/or teacher assistant opportunities may be available


Program Specific Course List Includes:

  • MSM 520 Sport Business Principles
  • MSM 530 Sport Facility and Event Security Management
  • MSM 540 Sport Psychology
  • MSM 550 Generating Sport Tourism and Revenue
  • MSM 560 Policy and Governance in Intercollegiate Sport
  • MSM 570 Research Methods and Design in Sport
  • MSM 580 Internship
  • MSM 590 Applied Research

Master of Sport Management

The Sport Management graduate program is designed as a full-time, 30-credit hour, 12-month program. The program is designed for graduate students who are interested in careers in the fields of intercollegiate athletics (including athletic departments, conferences and national associations), professional sport organizations (teams and leagues), sport facilities, sport tourism, motor sports, corporate sports organizations (sports agencies) and the sports media. Students also have the option to pursue research opportunities in preparation for potential doctoral level studies.

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Cassie Born 

My name is Cassie Born, and I am now an account executive for the Nashville Predators. This would have never been possible without the sport management program at Tusculum University. The professors at this school push you to be successful while also being willing to help where they can. They are understanding that life can get in the way at times, but they will always work with you if you are willing to take responsibility for your education. I am very thankful for being pushed out of my comfort zone to approach new opportunities I didn’t think I would like. If I hadn’t, I would not be working for one of the best organizations in the NHL and living in a great city.

Meeting our Mission

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The Sport Management program at Tusculum University prepares students for careers within the sport management industry through courses designed and structured to apply theoretical concepts to practical and realistic scenarios they will encounter within their careers.

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In addition to practical scenarios within the classroom, students must also gain work experience within the field through internships and clinical experiences. Students also have the opportunity to attend networking conferences with faculty designed to introduce them to and gain exposure with sport management professionals in various sectors of the industry.

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Students within the Sport Management program at Tusculum University get involved as engaged members within their community through volunteer opportunities such as coaching in local youth leagues, volunteering at events such as Tusculum’s Old Oak Festival, and completing service projects at various local sites during Nettie Day.

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Students are offered various perspectives and worldviews through the classroom and experiential learning opportunities within the Sport Management program at Tusculum University that create informed, prepared, and empathetic citizens of the world. Their civic and professional experiences expand their knowledge, grow their understanding of other cultures and give them greater appreciation of challenges other people face

Program Success

The Master of Sport Manager is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs.

Master of Sport Management program is ranked 12th nationally by

Graduates of the MSM program have found employment with several sport organizations such as-

  • Phoenix Suns
  • Nashville Predators
  • Tennessee Smokies
  • Tusculum University athletics
  • Northern Ohio Gulf Association
  • Barton College athletics