Cox, Simmons to offer new Masters program in Sports Management
Published: Thursday, January 24, 2013
Updated: Thursday, January 24, 2013 23:01
The ever-growing market of jobs for students interested in both sports and business has led to SMU ‘s development of a new masters program.
The Cox School of Business and the Simmons School of Education and Human Development have teamed up this semester to provide a new master’s degree for SMU students.
The Master of Science in Sports Management degree is a one-year program that is designed for students “who have a passion for the business of sport and aspire to hold senior management positions in the billion-dollar sports industry.”
This new masters program follows up to the Simmons School of Education and Human Development undergraduate major applied physiology and sports management, which began in fall of 2009.
The courses which will be held in the evenings and on Saturdays and will be taught by professionals who have worked in sports media, broadcasting, marketing and on professional sports teams. The curriculum also includes a one summer internship.
Dallas is the fifth largest sports market in the United States, with teams such as the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, Texas Rangers, Dallas Stars and FC Dallas.
This new course is now accepting applications for the class of August 2013. It will accept 25 students who have graduated with an undergraduate degree.
An information session will be held Monday Jan. 28 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Collins Center classroom 100.
Faculty and staff new to the program will be on hand to answer questions for any prospective and interested students.