ODU's Masters in Sport Management prepares students for a career in one of the fastest growing industries. Students learn to apply strategies in business, marketing, sociology, law and more to the world of sports.
Students can select one of two areas of concentration: Leadership or Exercise Physiology, allowing them to hone the skills they need for a future career. ODU has an extensive network of sport professionals throughout Ohio to assist students with internships and jobs.
Courses are taught during the evening and through hybrid methods to accommodate the working professional. Qualified students can complete their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five years.
All full-time faculty in Ohio Dominican’s Master of Science in Sport Management program hold a doctorate degree in sport management or a related field.
Jim Strode, Ph.D., was the recipient of the 2012 Conley Award at Ohio Dominican for Teaching Excellence. He has an active research agenda in various areas, including philanthropy in intercollegiate sport and issues associated with coaching performance. He has presented papers nationally and internationally, and has published in multiple peer-reviewed journals.
ODU's Sport Management has a Board of Advisors who help advise the curriculum and ensure the classroom experience will prepare students for employment in sport.
The Board of Advisors is comprised of professionals from sports organizations such as the Columbus Blue Jackets, Columbus Crew, Columbus Clippers, Ohio State Athletics, Ohio High School Athletic Association, the Greater Columbus Sports Commission and more.