So you want a job in sports?

April 22, 2012 

Last week, Washington State University announced it created an online master's program in sports management.

Applications for fall 2012 admission will be accepted until June 1. Those who apply after that deadline will be looking at January 2013 admission.

"The program will allow people working in the sport industry to earn an advanced degree without interrupting their careers and give those entering the field a big advantage," Tammy Crawford, a clinical assistant professor at WSU's College of Education, said in a news release. "The online delivery also caters to those who cannot relocate to the Pullman campus."

According to Crawford, the curriculum is broad-based, business-oriented and includes courses in sport finance, sport management and organization theory, marketing and sponsorship, sport law and ethics: "All the things that equip people to become successful sport managers.”

Graduates of WSU's on-campus sport management program have found positions with the NCAA, Seattle Sports Commission, WSU and other university athletic departments, university recreation, U.S. Tennis Association, the San Francisco 49ers ad the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and San Francisco 49ers.

There are the requisite GRE, LSAT or GMAT scores require, as well as an application with transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a resume and a personal goal statement.

And as my wife can attest to, graduate school is no inexpensive endeavor.

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