Degree & Course Requirements

The curriculum for the Master of Science in Sport Management at Ohio Dominican covers a range of business, leadership, ethical and cultural topics.  

  • Students must complete all required courses with a grade point average of 3.000 or higher.
  • Students must complete their program within seven (7) years of acceptance.
  • Students must successfully complete at least thirty-three semester hours of graduate credit, including either a thesis or comprehensive examination.
  • Students must complete an Application for Graduation according to the dates published in the Academic Calendar. (Application forms are available through ODU Online.)
  • Students must make satisfactory payment of all tuition, graduation fee, library fines, and other financial obligations.

The degree program consists of 39 credit hours. Students have the option of completing a Thesis or a Capstone Project.. 

Required Courses Credits
SPM 510 Sport Psychology 3
SPM 520 Sport Sociology & Ethics   3
SPM 610 Sport Marketing & Consumer Behavior 3
SPM 620 Organizational Behavior in Sport Systems  3
SPM 630 Human Resource Management in Sport  3
SPM 640 Sport Law  3
SPM 650 Sport Economics & Finance 3
SPM 530 Research Methods & Design in Sport
Capstone Experience
(either course MUST be taken twice)
SPM 720 Sport Management Comprehensive Project  3 - 6
SPM 730 Sport Management Thesis 3 - 6
Leadership Concentration Credits
MBA 622 Conflict Management & Negotiation Strategies for Leaders  3
MBA 624 Advanced Readings & Practices in Leadership 
MBA 680 Leadership & Change Management   3
Total Credits Required 39 
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