Master of Science in the Field of Sport Management

The GWSB master of science in the field of sport management program prepares students for executive careers in events and facility management, sports marketing, athlete representation, sports analytics, sports media and the sporting goods industry, working with professional teams and leagues and in collegiate athletics.

Students will learn to recognize issues facing sports industry leaders and make sound, ethical business decisions; identify revenue streams and expenses for sports organizations; understand legal terms, operational structure and contract clauses; and apply analytic and research skills to solve problems and increase performance for sports-related businesses.

Visit the GW School of Business website for additional information.

Admission deadline: Fall and Summer
  Round 1 1/15
  Round 2 4/1
  Round 3 5/15
Standardized test scores: GRE/GMAT not required.
Recommendations required: Two (2) recommendations
Prior academic records: Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be uploaded to your online application. Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.
Statement of purpose: Statement of career objectives - In no more than 500 words, describe how the MSSM program fits into your professional life and career objectives.
International applicants only: Please review International Applicant Information (https://graduate.admissions.gwu.edu/international-student-application-requirements) carefully for details on required documents, earlier deadlines for applicants requiring an I-20 or DS-2019 from GW, and English language requirements.
  PLEASE NOTE that the minimum English language test scores required by this program are:
  - Academic IETLS: an overall band score of 7.0 with no individual band score below 6.0; or
  TOEFL: 600 on paper-based, or 100 on Internet-based; or
 

Academic PTE: 68

Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
The GW School of Business
Attn: Graduate Admissions
2201 G Street, NW, Suite 550
Washington, DC 20052

Contact for questions:
business@gwu.edu ~ 202-994-1212 (phone)
9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday

 

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

Required
TSTD 6251Applied Quantitative Methods
TSTD 6264Sport Marketing
TSTD 6265Sport Law: Contracts and Negotiations
TSTD 6266Sport and Event Facility Management
TSTD 6267Sport Media and Communications
TSTD 6270Research Methods and Applications
TSTD 6283Practicum
Electives
15 credits in elective courses. Students may elect to use these credits to focus in one specific area, earn a specialized graduate certificate, or choose courses from different business areas with guidance from the advisor.
DNSC 6214Pricing and Revenue Management
DNSC 6279Data Mining
DNSC 6404Sports Analytics
FINA 6224Financial Management
FINA 6234New Venture Financing: Due Diligence and Valuation Issues
IBUS 6201International Marketing
IBUS 6403International Business Negotiations
MGT 6215Conflict Management and Negotiations
MGT 6254Negotiations and Labor Relations
MGT 6285Social Entrepreneurship
MGT 6290Special Topics (Business of e-Sports)
MGT 6290Special Topics (Sport Entrepreneurship)
MKTG 6243Marketing Research
MKTG 6246Marketing of Services
MKTG 6248Advertising and Marketing Communications Strategy
MKTG 6252Digital Marketing
MKTG 6256Integrated Marketing Communication
PPPA 6031Governing and Managing Nonprofit Organizations
PPPA 6032Managing Fund Raising and Philanthropy
TSTD 6277Event Management
TSTD 6278Conference and Exposition Management
TSTD 6282International Experiences
TSTD 6296Hospitality Digital Marketing Strategies
TSTD 6998Thesis Research
TSTD 6999Thesis Research