Sports Mgmt Degree Debuts @ University Of Indianapolis

Sport management degree debuts this fall

By: Associated Press
UIndy News
July 6, 2012

A unique new master’s degree program at the University of Indianapolis will prepare students for management-level careers in intercollegiate athletics.

Debuting this fall, the Master of Science in Sport Management program makes the most of UIndy’s location near downtown Indianapolis, the “Amateur Sports Capital of the World” and home to the NCAA headquarters. Courses will be co-taught by staffers from the national governing agencies, conference offices and intercollegiate athletics programs based in the city, and each student will be paired with a professional mentor who can provide advice and support, even after graduation.

The program, offered by UIndy’s Department of Kinesiology, involves 36 credit hours of study that can be completed in less than two calendar years. The hybrid format combines weeknight class meetings with online study and experiences in the field, making the program convenient for working professionals seeking to advance their careers.

Graduates will be prepared for work in areas including facility and operations management, business and ticket office management, compliance, development, sports information and media relations. More information is available at