Learn to plan and coordinate sport event competitions by completing an online Graduate Certificate in Sport Event Management. This specialized curriculum is designed for students who are interested in taking charge of everything from local 5k events to the Olympic Games. You’ll explore the complex details that go into running successful events at all scales and build the skills to deliver results for Organizing Committees, Sport National Governing Bodies and Sport Commissions.
To earn the graduate certificate, you must complete a yearlong sequence of three courses. To earn the graduate certificate, you must apply for the certificate and upon approval complete a yearlong sequence of three courses. The credit hours you earn can be applied solely to obtaining the certificate or can be applied to the elective requirement for the online master’s in sport management program.
Students in the Sport Event Management certificate program learn to analyze managerial challenges in sport event delivery and recommend tactics for addressing relevant issues. The courses cover best practices for risk management in sport events, Olympic Games related functional (operational) areas and management of sport event impacts on the community. Graduates from the program understand how to guide the crucial factors that go into making mega or small-scale sport events a reality and achieving targeted development outcomes for a community.
There are 3 opportunities to begin the program each year. For our annual academic calendar and application deadline information, please contact an Academic Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. For your application packet, please prepare and submit your CV and one-page statement of purpose about why this certificate is of interest to you.
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To earn the graduate certificate, students must take three required courses in a specific order. The curriculum begins in the Fall semester with Sport Event Management Principles and Applications, followed by Management of Olympic Games Functional Areas in the Spring semester. The concluding course, Sport Events and Community Development, is available during the Summer B term.