UMASS Sports Management Program
I have received quite a few emails from readers of the Sportsinfo101 blog asking for additional resources when it comes to earning a degree in sports management. I will tell you that working in an internship is the best hands on approach. Today though, many teams and businesses turn to colleges and universities to find interns and employees.
It is no surprise then that more than 300 schools and universities around the world offer undergraduate and graduate degrees. From time to time, we will begin featuring different Sports Management programs. If you would like your institution to be considered, please post a comment or contact me directly from the Contact tab at the top of this blog.
Today, to kick things off, here is the skinny on the UMASS Sports Program.
Name of the Program: Department of Sport Management
Degrees Offered: BS, MS, MS/MBA, PhD
Length of the Program: BS-4 yrs, MS-1.5 yrs, MS/MBA-2 yrs, PhD-4 yrs
Cost: BS-Tuition and Fees per semester (In State)-$5,866. (Out of State)-$11,614.
MS, MS/MBA, PhD-Tuition and Fees per semester (In State)-$5,133. (Out of State)-$9,471.
Internship: Yes Are they Required?: No
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UMass Amherst students have completed internships in various departments with teams in Major League Baseball, minor league baseball, the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League, the National Football League, the United States Golf Association, Major League Soccer, the Major Indoor Lacrosse League, the Arena Football League, and many Olympic Governing Bodies. They have also interned in league offices of the NBA, NHL, MLB, WNBA, WUSA, and NASCAR, as well as Boston College, Ohio State, Notre Dame, and the universities of Illinois, Michigan, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Hartford, and San Diego. Sport marketing agencies such as PSP Sports, 16W, IMG, Octagon, SFX, Woolf Associates, Clarion, Millsport, and Velocity regularly recruit UMass Amherst Sport Management interns, as do HCC Specialty Underwriters, World Wrestling Entertainment, Pinnacle Systems, MasterCard Sports, the Basketball Hall of Fame, the Women’s Sports Foundation, professional golf and tennis tours and events, and major sports facilities and television and cable networks.
The Department of Sport Management at the University of Massachusetts prepares undergraduate and graduate students for a variety of positions in the sports industry. The goal of the faculty and the department is to create a collaborative and nurturing learning environment for analyzing and resolving the challenges in the business and culture of sports. With this as a foundation, students can enter the industry with exceptional knowledge, exceptional preparation, a strong alumni network, and the confidence to assume leadership positions.
What Makes the Program Unique?:
Utilizes a cutting-edge, experienced-based curriculum to best prepare our undergraduate and graduate students to be leaders in the spectator sport industry.
Has a large Sport Management industry-focused faculty teaching lively and challenging classes.
Boasts one of the few programs actually housed in a business school.
Has a 3,000+ member alumni directory. Many alumni who are Sport Management industry professionals and highly regarded in their field come back as guest speakers and mentor our undergrads and grads about their own career paths.
Has extensive Sport Management Internship database with connections across the sport industry that can help further your own personal network.
Offers the best of experiential learning classes in the country. You can get “real-world” experience from classes in event management, sponsorship, sales, community relations, sport marketing research, and event marketing. You will work with organizations in the industry that will enhance your knowledge, experience and networking.
Official Web Site Address: www.isenberg.umass.edu/sportmgt
Total Students In Program: BS- 470, MS-22, MS/MBA-10, Ph.D.-5
Number of Instructors: Full-Time-12, Part-Time-3
All the information about the school has been provided by the learning institution.