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    Recent estimates describe sport as one of the ten largest industries in the United States encompassing over $214 billion dollars. This industry, due to its wide variety of positions, places unique demands on those involved in its management including skills in such areas as communications, public relations, facility management, marketing, budgeting, and legal aspects specific to sport settings.

    Providing our sport management majors with the opportunity to gain knowledge and hands on experience is paramount for SRU’s growth as a leader in undergraduate sport management in the United States.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline Rolling basis Tuition fee Not specified Start date August 2015 Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    Requirements for the Major - Credits: 58

    This major is designed to prepare students with the necessary sport business concepts, management, marketing, communication, and public relation skills to become successful managers in sport-related agencies. These agencies are diverse and include, professional sports, sport marketing firms, intercollegiate athletic departments, YMCA/YWCA’s, sporting goods sales, fitness clubs, sport arenas, the Olympics, commercial recreational facilities and other sport-related agencies. A 12-credit internship is required in a sport-related agency during the last semester of the program. Students are encouraged to secure a minor in business.

    Specialization Courses - Credits: 55

    • SPMT 150 - Practical Application Credits: 1
    • (01-02-03-04)

    • SPMT 194 - Introduction to Sport Management Credits: 3
    • SPMT 196 - Global Sport Management Credits: 3
    • SPMT 269 - American Sport in the 21st Century Credits: 3
    • SPMT 286 - Sport Communication and Technology Credits: 3
    • SPMT 294 - Sport Management and Ethics Credits: 3
    • SPMT 315 - Diversity Issues in Sport Management Credits: 3
    • SPMT 369 - Sport Budgeting and Finance Credits: 3
    • SPMT 394 - Sport Marketing Credits: 3
    • SPMT 396 - Sport Sales and Fundraising Credits: 3
    • SPMT 406 - Sport Facility and Event Management Credits: 3
    • SPMT 450 - Sport Management Internship Credits: 3-12
    • SPMT 486 - Sport Law Credits: 3
    • SPMT 494 - Sport Management Senior Seminar Credits: 3
    • SPMT 499 - Sport Management Research Methods Credits: 3

    Required Support Courses - Credits: 3

    • MGMT 351 - Organizational Behavior Credits: 3

    Sport Management Electives - Credits: 15

    Select 15 credit hours of 300 level (or above) classes from Accounting, Communication, Economics, Finance, Management or Marketing.

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.

    University requirements

    Program requirements


    Slippery Rock University has a strong commitment to student success, and we thoroughly research the academic background of the students who tend to succeed at SRU. We use this information to establish admission guidelines for first year students (new freshmen). We are seeking students who have attained at least a 3.0 GPA at the time of admission, have demonstrated proficiency in college preparatory coursework, and who have average to above average scores on the SAT or ACT. We will accept either test and use the best scores available. Offers of admission for new freshmen from high school may be made as soon as August following their junior year in high school. High school admitted students are required to submit proof of high school graduation in the form of Official Transcripts upon high school graduation.

    In order to apply for admission, the following credentials are required:

    • Official High School Transcripts, including a 12th Grade class schedule if applicable

    • SAT or ACT Scores

    • $30.00 application fee

    WAIT LIST: Applicants who do not meet the admission guidelines are still encouraged to apply for admission if they are close to our admission guidelines. Such applicants may be placed on a wait list for admission consideration. Students who are placed on a wait list need to understand it is not the same as being denied admission. Wait list status simply means that an applicant's credentials may require a closer review beyond just the quantitative numbers. Offers of admission will be made to wait listed applicants on regular intervals.

    Wait listed applicants should strive to improve their grades and/or test scores and re-submit them to the Office of Admissions as soon as is practical after the next marking period or re-test. Periodic review of the wait list will likely begin in November and offers of admission made on a rolling basis. Our goal is to have most of the wait list offers of admission made in March or April. A final round of wait list offers may be made in mid-May on a space available basis. We encourage students to submit additional information if it improves the academic record.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Slippery Rock University.

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