Sport Management

Sport Management

  • Gain The Home-Field Advantage In Sport Management.
    With more than 100 years of industry experience, sport management faculty in the Simmons School provide a valuable perspective and are connected to a vast network of sports business executives, rarely found in traditional sport management programs.
    SMU Sport Management Faculty 100+ years of sports industry experience
  • Gain The Home-Field Advantage In Sport Management.
    SMU is the only school offering a Sport Management Master’s degree with a focus exclusively on sports business in DFW–a top-five sports market. Our students enjoy access to major professional sports teams such as the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, Texas Rangers, Dallas Stars, and FC Dallas.
  • Gain The Home-Field Advantage In Sport Management.
    If you want a big-league career in Sport Management, get off the sidelines and get over to SMU. Our one-year graduate degree gives you access to real-world learning, case studies, professors with vast industry experience, and hands-on internships.
    Earn Your Grad Degree Without Leaving Your Career
  • Gain The Home-Field Advantage In Sport Management.
    Students are taught by some of the best business professors in the United States. SMU’s Cox School of Business is ranked among the top business schools in the country by leading business publications.

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  • Gain The Home-Field Advantage In Sport Management.
    SMU is the only school offering a Sport Management Master’s degree with a focus exclusively on sports business in DFW–a top-five sports market. Our students enjoy access to major professional sports teams such as the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, Texas Rangers, Dallas Stars, and FC Dallas.
    Dallas: The Fifth Largest Sports Market In The U.S.
  • Gain The Home-Field Advantage In Sport Management.
    With more than 100 years of industry experience, sport management faculty in the Simmons School provide a valuable perspective and are connected to a vast network of sports business executives, rarely found in traditional sport management programs.
  • Gain The Home-Field Advantage In Sport Management.
    Students are taught by some of the best business professors in the United States. SMU’s Cox School of Business is ranked among the top business schools in the country by leading business publications.

    Learn more →
    Highly ranked by leading business publications

Master of Science in Sport Management

MSSM Application 2014

The MSSM application deadline for fall 2014 is May 15th.

SMU’s Master of Science in Sport Management degree is a full-time, 12-month program designed for students who have a passion for the business of sport and who aspire to hold senior-management positions in the multi-billion dollar sports industry. The program is led by sport management professionals with decades of executive experience in a wide range of segments including professional leagues and teams, media and broadcasting, marketing and sponsorship, facilities and sports equipment and apparel. Students will learn important business skills from faculty at the SMU Cox School of Business, ranked nationally by leading business journals.

Bachelor of Science in APSM
with a Sport Management Concentration

The Sport Management (SM) program is a concentration within the undergraduate major in Applied Physiology and Sport Management (APSM) housed in the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development.

This program provides a rigorous curriculum for understanding management principles required of professionals in the world of sport. The required introductory class for students interested in applying for the Sport Management concentration is APSM 2310 Contemporary Issues in APSM.

Academic coursework and experiential learning opportunities within this program prepare students for a variety of possible career paths including:

  • Sports marketing
  • Management of professional, collegiate or amateur sport organizations
  • Representation of professional athletes
  • Sport public relations
  • Sport facility and event management

The APSM major leads to a Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in either Applied Physiology & Enterprise or Sport Management. Both concentrations require coursework in the physiological sciences and business.