Once a month on Fridays, students from both cohorts visit with our regional educational partners to gain knowledge from industry leaders while building their personal network. An example of a monthly experience is a day trip to Winston-Salem to visit with Wake Forest Athletics, IMG, and Winston-Salem Dash.
Now Accepting Applications:
- Early Application Deadline: Thursday, November 19th
- Application Deadline: Thursday, April 15th
Master of Sport Management (MSPM) Degree
Grow in your Knowledge, Network with Industry Leaders, & Experience your Education
Catawba College’s Master of Sport Management program fully capitalizes on its proximity to Charlotte, Winston-Salem, and Greensboro. Our graduate students have the opportunity to engage with many of the premier sport properties in the country located within 60 miles of the campus, including the Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets, IMG, Octagon, Atlantic Coast Conference, Greensboro Sport Commission, U.S. Whitewater Center, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Richard Childress Racing, Joe Gibbs Racing, Wake Forest Athletics, Charlotte Knights, Winston-Salem Dash, Kannapolis Cannon Ballers, and Greensboro Grasshoppers.
The Masters in Sport Management at Catawba prepares students for life in the fast lane as they prepare for careers in motorsports, professional and collegiate sports, and the business side of sport. Students will gain intensive, hands-on experience in a field that is important to our society in the way that sports can connect people together.
The 36-hour curriculum is completed in 21 months through a cohort model:
- YEAR ONE: Students attend classes on Monday & Wednesday and Tuesday & Thursday from 9:00am-11:00am. Students are required to engage with sport properties for at least 15 hours per week during both the fall and spring semesters.
- YEAR TWO: Students attend classes on Monday & Wednesday and Tuesday & Thursday from 9:00am-11:00am. Students are required to engage with sport properties for at least 15 hours per week during both the fall and spring semesters.
Domestic and International travel is also built into the curriculum, as graduate students will travel to Washington, New York or Boston during their first summer in the program for Sport Facilities & Event Management. Students will travel to Europe during their second summer for the course European Model of Sport.
To ensure that our students are competitive in the marketplace, they will the opportunity to earn multiple certificates from third party agencies that are embedded into multiple courses.
The culminating assignment for Catawba’s Sport Management graduate students will be their written thesis and oral defense.