Any non-thesis M.S. seeking student majoring in Sport Management must complete the Capstone Project, which serves as the exit requirement for the Master of Science in Sport Management degree. This project is the final step in the degree process and must be completed in the student’s final semester prior to graduation.
Completion of the Capstone Project:
Specifications and Requirements for the Sport Management Capstone Project – Please reflect on the following topics and write your responses in a Word Document, formatted according to APA 6th edition.
Use the following as a guide in developing your Statement of Purpose.
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Identify three (3) key concepts presented in each core course listed below. Discuss each concept, citing appropriate scholarly references, and then relate the information to the position you identified in Section I. Be as specific as possible. Successful completion of this section will be contingent upon accuracy and completeness of information, communication of ideas, writing (e.g., spelling and grammar), use of course materials and outside resources, and correct (APA 6th edition) citation and references. The discussion for EACH course must contain a minimum of 1,500 words and a minimum of three (3) scholarly references. Please begin the discussion for each course on a new page, and include references at the end of EACH course discussion.
(Examples could include learning how to construct valid survey items in research and evaluation, thus you can help your employer evaluation program. In Finance, Marketing, Management, and Sport Law you learned concepts that will help your employer increase and retain a number of client/spectators, increase revenue, manage human resources, and retain resources by reducing liability by implementing risk management plans.)
You will be added to a Canvas site to submit your project during the semester in which you will graduate. Your submission must be in accordance with APA 6th edition (e.g., cover page, table of contents, header, page numbering, section and subsection headings, margins, font, spacing). Failure to follow these instructions or the submission of plagiarized work, may result in failure of the Capstone Project and a delay of your graduation.
Submission Deadlines – If the due date falls on a holiday, then your project is due the prior day
Capstone Projects will be evaluated by a committee. Each section (and subsection in Section V) will be evaluated on a 5-point scale (i.e., 1=Poor, 2=Fair, 3=Average, 4=Good, 5=Excellent). If ANY section (or subsection of Section V) of the submission does not meet the academic standards or requirements of the project (i.e., receiving a 4 or 5 rating), the student may be asked to rewrite that section (or subsection of Section V) of the Capstone Project. In addition, an oral defense may be scheduled with the student for any sections (or subsections of Section V) in question.
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