The practice-oriented sports leadership master's degree is structured to accommodate mid-career athletic administrators and coaches, as well as individuals seeking to prepare for careers in the sports industry.
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The practice-oriented sports leadership masterâ€™s degree is structured to accommodate mid-career athletic administrators and coaches, as well as individuals seeking to prepare for careers in the sports industry. Developed in collaboration with Northeastern University's Center for the Study of Sport in Society, the Master of Sports Leadership prepares you for a variety of sport-related occupationsâ€ whether itâ€™s working with a professional or intercollegiate sports team, a fitness club or wellness organization, in marketing, communication, or sports management. Courses within this unique graduate degree examine the social and business issues that are critical to sports leadership. Offered in an online format with an intensive one-week summer institute in Boston, this practice-oriented degree provides you with a well-rounded educational experienceâ€ equipping you to advance your career in the sports industry. Program Objectives Identify your leadership styles and strengths and take steps to improve your leadership capacity Understand what it takes to build highly effective teams Obtain approaches and techniques for effectively tackling ethical dilemmas Explore the legal issues related to equipment use, facility management, and accommodation for special populations Learn how to leverage sports for greater social and economic good Examine the planning, scheduling, and financial issues associated with running a successful athletics program Discover how to use sports to foster diversity, prevent violence, and improve the health of local and global communities
Programme Structure Required Courses Developing Your Leadership Capability The Ethical Leader Sports Management Sport in Society Leadership and Organization in Sport Sports Law Sports Media Relations Internship Capstone Elective Courses Introduction to the Digital Era: The Power of Social Media Academic Advising and Life Skills Event Management Gender and Diversity in Sports Fiscal Practices in Sports Sports Marketing and Promotions Athletic Fund-Raising Ticket Sales and Strategies Corporate Sponsorships NCAA Compliance Risk Management in Athletics Title IX Bystander Strategies for the Prevention of Gender-Based Violence Integrated Experiential Learning
Academic Entry Requirement
Online application Statement of purpose (500-1000 words): identifying your educational goals and expectations from the program; please be aware that the University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to applicant's statement of purpose Professional resume Two letters of recommendation: from individual(s) with either academic or professional knowledge of your capabilities, such as a faculty member, current employer, mentor, or colleague Official undergraduate degree documentation Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language: English language proficiency guidelines