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Hospitality Management, concentration in Sport Hospitality


Program Overview

The Master of Science in Hospitality Management with a concentration in Sport Hospitality will give you unique insight into athletics, tourism and entertainment settings to equip you to meet the demands of this growing industry.

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Take the Next Shot for Your Career

Differentiate yourself and add value to the leadership level by earning a master’s concentration tailored to this field.

Faculty with years of experience and expertise will guide you through 30 credit hours of online coursework designed to develop your understanding of hospitality management and its nuanced applications in a sports venue. The curriculum covers topics such as hospitality law, sport properties and venue management, sales and entrepreneurship, and strategic leadership. This specialized master’s will complement your industry experience to prepare you for professional success.

  • Application DeadlineJune 15 for fall admission; December 15 for spring admission; April 1 for summer admission


The MS in Hospitality Management, concentration in Sport Hospitality program requires the completion of 30 credit hours, including 21 credit hours in the area of sport hospitality and 9 credit hours of electives. Please note that courses are subject to change.

Required Courses (21 hours)

  • HES 509 Research Methods (fall, spring, or summer)
  • RHM 521 Hospitality Law (fall or spring)
  • RHM 551 Sport Properties and Venue Management (fall, spring, or summer)
  • RHM 555 Sports Sales and Entrepreneurship (spring or summer)
  • RHM 559 International Strategies in Sports (fall or spring)
  • RHM 561 Sports Marketing, Sales and Public Relations (fall or summer)
  • RHM 575 Hospitality Operations Analysis (fall, spring, or summer)

Academic Plans

  • Plan I: Thesis Track (24 credit hours and Thesis)
  • Plan II: Non-Thesis (30 credit hours and Capstone Project)

Recommended Electives (9 hours)

  • RHM 552 Trends and Issues in Sports Business Management (Interim Session; summer)
  • RHM 553 Contemporary Issues in Sport Hospitality (Interim Session; winter/spring)
  • RHM 560 Sports Business Management Fellowship (fall, spring or summer)
  • RHM 570 Leadership Management in Hospitality Management (spring)
  • RHM 576 Strategic Management in the Hospitality Industry (fall)
  • RHM 593 Special Problems in Sports Business Management (fall, spring or summer)
  • RHM 596 Seminar in Hospitality Management (fall)
  • RHM 599 Thesis Research (fall or spring)

*For both options, a grade of “B” or higher must be earned in all courses.


Admission to the MS in Hospitality Management, concentration in Sport Hospitality program requires the following:

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or a 3.0 average for the last 60 semester hours in a degree program, or a 3.0 or higher in a completed graduate degree program.
  • Three letters of recommendation.

Statement of purpose (include in the header “Hospitality Management, concentration in Sport Hospitality”). Students should also include in their statement why they have chosen this area of study and how it will apply to their personal and/or professional goals.

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