Master of Science in Sports Management (MSSM)
Phone: (701) 858-4157 or 1 (800) 777-0750, ext. 4157
This degree is administered by the College of Business in collaboration with the College of Education and Health Sciences.
Master of Science in Sports Management Program Director: Dr. Linda Cresap
Department of Teacher Education and Kinesiology Chair: Dr. Terry Eckmann
The Master of Science in Sports Management (MSSM), is the only degree of its kind offered in the North Dakota University System. This flexible and affordable graduate program emphasizes leading-edge management principles and strategies applied to sports law, sports administration, and sports psychology. Students will gain expertise about issues and opportunities facing the sports industry. The MSSM degree is ideal for individuals pursuing careers in high school and collegiate coaching and athletic administration, sports agencies, and athletic performance and training. The MSSM degree is offered through online delivery; business courses are also available on campus.
MSSM Goals and Student Learning Outcomes
|Student Learning Goals||Student Learning Outcomes|
|SLG 1: Graduates will be able to design and produce applied research projects.||SLO 1: Students will be able to employ appropriate research design to solve business or sport problems.|
|SLO 2: Students will be able to analyze and synthesize literature.|
|SLG 2: Graduates will be able to communicate effectively in oral and written messages.||SLO 1: Students will be able to compose clear, consistent, and effective forms of communication.|
|SLO 2: Students will be able to produce effective oral presentations.|
|SLG 3: Graduates will be able to analyze and solve management situations.||SLO 1: Students will be able to employ rational decision-making theories, models, and tools to solve management problems.|
|SLO 2: Students will be able to assess ethical issues and stakeholder perspectives in the contexts of corporate social responsibility and global environment.|
|SLO 3: Students will be able to apply employment law concepts appropriately in management or sport leadership.|
|SLO 4: Students will be able to apply fundamental marketing concepts in business or the sport industry.|
|SLG 4: Graduates will be able to analyze and solve sport leadership situations.||SLO 1: Students will be able to evaluate current and future trends in sport administration and leadership.|
|SLO 2: Students will be able to evaluate the role of sport governing bodies, including their authority, organizational structure, and functions.|
|SLO 3: Students will be able to evaluate and extend sport media’s role in political, social, and technological climates.|
|SLO 4: Students will be able to apply legal concepts within sport workplaces.|
|SLO 5: Students will be able to apply sport psychology concepts to improve sport performances, leadership, and team cohesiveness.|
Program Admission Standards
- Fall applications due May 30 for international students and July 30 for domestic, Canadian, and online international students.
- Spring applications due November 30 for domestic, Canadian, and online international students.
MSSM Admission Requirements and Instructions
- Completed MSU Graduate School Application. Applications must be submitted online. The Graduate School at Minot State University does not accept paper applications. To access the online application, please visit: https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=ndusmingr. The exception to this is applications for re-admission (available on the Graduate School website).
- Requirements and Instructions. Detailed admission requirements and instructions can be found at http://www.minotstateu.edu/graduate/future_students.
- Required Test Scores. International students must give evidence of proficiency in English. Such students should arrange to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). A passing score on the TOEFL is 550 on the paper-based test (PBT) and 79 on the Internet-based test (IBT). A passing score on the IELTS examination is 6.0 overall band score.
- Applicants are required to submit a current resume or curriculum vita.
- Applicants are also required to submit a concise (500 words) Statement of Purpose describing their primary interest in the MSSM program, experiences related to the area of study, and objectives in pursuing the MSSM degree at MSU. In particular, the essay should be as specific as possible in describing the student’s interests, and relevant educational, research, commercial, government, or teaching experiences. If applying for more than one program, submit a separate Statement of Purpose for each program.
- International Applicants ONLY: Submit a declaration of finances. See Graduate School Admissions information (above) for more details.
|BIT 510||Managerial Communication||3|
|BADM 525||Strategic Marketing||3|
|BADM 535||Management Principles and Practices||3|
|BADM 537||Human Resource Management||3|
|ED 501||Designing and Interpreting Education Research/Quantitative||2|
|KIN 510||Sports Leadership and Administration||3|
|KIN 540||Foundations of Sports and Exercise Psychology||3|
|KIN 555||Sports Law||3|
|KIN 560||Sports Media and Event Planning||3|
|KIN 595||Capstone Experience||3-4|
Dr. Linda Cresap
Dr. Terry Eckmann
Dr. Gary Ross
Dr. Deb Jensen
Ms. Teasha Jackson
Dr. Megan Fixen
Ms. Jeanne MacDonald
Mr. Rick Hedberg
Dr. Audra Myerchin
Mr. Steven Swenson