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2000 University Avenue
Dubuque, IA 52001-5099

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The University of Dubuque provides an applied degree in Sport Management. Students gain experience in both theory and practice through relevant course and field work. The program is grounded in core business courses taught by faculty with business acumen. Graduates of the MMSM program can expect to be strong leaders with sensible management skills. They will acquire excellent communication techniques with the ability to analyze and solve problems founded in ethical decision making.

The Master in Management - Sport Management (MMSM) is an applied program that provides a foundation of core business courses and focused subject area topics important to the sport arena. All graduate students will be actively engaged in a field experience that brings to life what is discussed in the classroom. Faculty who teach in the program not only have the degree qualifications but are experienced business executives who impart practical knowledge and share pearls of wisdom to our students. Students attending the University of Dubuque's MMSM program can expect to achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • Lead and manage with in-depth knowledge in key areas of finance, human resources, operations and strategy.
  • Exercise character and ethics in decision making.
  • Communicate effectively across the global business landscape.
  • Think and act both tactically and strategically in complex business situations.
  • Research, plan, implement and evaluate the role that sport plays in the global marketplace.

MMSM in Sport Management - Campus

Curriculum Requirements

30 credits:

  • BUS 602 Financial Decision Making (3 cr)
  • BUS/COM 620 Managing the Business Culture or BUS/COM 647 Stakeholder Engagement (3 cr)
  • BUSCOM 668 Innovation and Change Management (3 cr)
  • BUS 665: Analytics for the Business Environment (3 cr)
  • COM 640: Public Relations (3 cr)
  • HWS 610: Contemporary Issues in Sport Marketing (3 cr)
  • HWS 615: Contemporary Issues in Sport Law and Risk Management (3 cr)
  • HWS 620: Contemporary Issues in Sport Sociology and Ethics (3 cr)
  • HWS 625: Contemporary Issues in Sport Administration (3 cr)
  • GRAD 686: FE Capstone Seminar (3 cr) or HWS 689: Thesis Research Paper (3 cr) 

B.A. in Sport Management - Campus

Curriculum Requirements

56 credits:
Foundation courses:
HWS 100  Introduction to Health, Wellness & Sport (2) 
HWS 105  Socio‐Historical Foundations of American Sport (3) 
HWS 202  Sports Facility and Event Management (3) 
PRF 201    Career Development Strategies (1) 

HWS 342  Management and Leadership in Sports Organizations (3) 
BAC 201    Principles of Management (3) 

Economics, Accounting and Finance
ECON 101:  Principles of Microeconomics (3) 
ECON 102   Principles of Macroeconomics (3) 
BAC 241   Financial Accounting (3) 
BAC 242   Managerial Accounting (3) 
BAC 300   Principles of Finance (3) 
HWS 330  Sport Finance (3) 

Marketing and Communication: 
BAC 280    Principles of Marketing (3) 
HWS 280  Sports Marketing (3) 
HWS 340  Media Relations in Sport (3) 
BAC 340    Effective Communication in Business (3) 

Law & Ethics:    
HWS 421  Sports Law and Ethics (3) 
HWS 471  Sports Administration, Governance, and Compliance (3) 
HWS 495  Senior Seminar (2) 

HWS 485  Internship (3)

Patricia Burgmeier
Director of Admissions for Graduate Studies
2000 University Avenue, Dubuque, Iowa 52001


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