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Sport Management

Sport Management

Program Description

The Graduate Sport Management Program within the Department of Human Performance and Health Education is designed to prepare students to blend general management skills with the specific demands of managing sport organizations and teams. Sport management majors acquire a strong foundation in management, financial management, communication, ethics, marketing and promotion, and legal aspects of sport. Specific courses in the sport management curriculum provide students with an understanding of the role of sports in society, the role of management in sports, and the opportunity to apply their knowledge in sports-related internships. Towards this end, all courses are be designed to meet and/or exceed national standards set forth by the North American Society for Sport Management accrediting body, and instruction will focus on both theoretical and applied knowledge.

Admission requirements

WMU has a new online graduate application system that allows all students (domestic and international) to submit required information into one system. General application information for the University, as well as specific requirements for individual programs, are captured into this system. 

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Applicants are asked to include some program-specific information for the Master of Arts in sport management. Applicants are encouraged to bookmark this information for quick reference while working through the graduate application process.

Admission decisions

Once your application is complete, it will be reviewed and you will be notified by letter of the decision for admission. The graduate Sport Management program has rolling admissions (no established admissions deadlines).

If you have any specific questions, please contact the Sport Management Graduate Coordinator, Dr. James Lewis at (269) 387-2669.





If you have any questions, please contact James Lewis: