In addition to the institutional and degree level learning outcomes objectives, the Master of Science in Sports Management also seeks the following specific learning outcomes of its graduates. With reference to each of the respective areas of sports management, graduates in this degree program will be able to:
- Discuss the context of sports in contemporary society and business through an analysis of the historical and cultural evolution of the sports industry and enterprise.
- Analyze and apply relevant business, legal, and ethical issues such as models of ethical analysis, codes of professional ethics, and situational analysis to the sports industry and enterprise.
- Evaluate cultural and economic dynamics that have impacted the emergence and development of sports and the sports industry in contemporary society.
- Analyze economic decision making and apply advanced finance theory and concepts to sports and sports-related enterprises as it relates to sports in contemporary society.
- Identify and apply concepts and theories of marketing to sports-related enterprises to include internal and external sources of marketing information, marketing theory, industry segmentation, marketing mix, sport sponsorship, licensing, venue and event marketing, and image enhancement.
- Apply qualitative and quantitative research practices to sports management issues and problems through the development and assessment of research proposals and concluding with the analysis and communication of data.