The Global Sport Management (GSM) graduate program is a total immersion cohort model in which students complete their degree requirements in three terms (fall, spring, and summer) in seated classes and through experiential learning or directed research. Students are expected to complete eight core courses and six credits of either experiential learning (internship) or capstone project/thesis. The 30-credit program is housed at the Charlotte campus, providing easy access for those working and/or living in the Charlotte area.
- One-Year Master’s Degree
- Domestic and International Travel
- Extensive Networking Opportunities
- Top-25 Sport Market in America
- Consistent Exposure to Industry Experts
- Excellent Career Prospects
This degree program requires 30 semester hours.
Fall Courses – 16 Weeks
- Foundations of Global Sport Management - Monday, 9:00am-12:00pm
- Contemporary Issues in Global Sport - Tuesday, 9:00am-12:00pm
- Research Methods and Analytics in Sport - Wednesday, 9:00am-12:00pm
- Global Sport Marketing - Thursday, 9:00am-12:00pm
Spring Courses – 16 Weeks
- Global Sport Media and Communication - Monday, 9:00am-12:00pm
- European Model of Sport - Tuesday, 9:00am-12:00pm
- Global Sport Governance - Wednesday, 9:00am-12:00pm
- Global Sport Tourism and Events - Thursday, 9:00am-12:00pm
Summer Course – 10 Weeks
- Internship/Capstone/Thesis - Independent Study (6 Credits)
American Sport Tour
Each year during the fall semester, Global Sport Management students are afforded the opportunity to visit a different region of the country to meet with representatives of sport organizations outside of Charlotte. During their travels, students tour facilities and learn best practices from industry experts engaged in a variety of sport settings. This trip is an excellent opportunity to connect with professionals and develop lasting relationships while learning how sport is developed and delivered in various sport markets across the United States.
European Sport Tour
Each year during the spring semester, Global Sport Management students participate in a European study abroad seminar, giving them a unique ﬁrsthand experience with international sport. The tour is designed to immerse students in the European model of sport management, marketing, and sport law; and to provide students with an understanding of the changing context for sport in a global society. Participants attend lectures from European sport executives, conduct student workshops, participate in organized class discussions as well as activities, and tour sport facilities. Representatives of top international sport organizations present a wide range of issues during the program. Pfeiffer University is pleased to partner with LanCon for this exciting seminar trip. For more information on LanCon, please visit http://www.lancon.nl/
Graduates of the GSM program will be well-positioned in the job market with developed expertise and a professional sport industry network through applied research and experiential learning opportunities, thereby distinguishing themselves from others and preparing them for success. Through experiential learning and travel experiences, students make connections with individuals and organizations, initiating relationships and leaving lasting impressions. Graduates of the GSM program will work in local, regional, national and international sport settings.
For admission to the Global Sport Management program, a 3.0 GPA in undergraduate studies is required. Students who do not have a 3.0 GPA may be provisionally accepted based on a strong statement of purpose, interview, and references. Applications include:
- Official Transcript(s)
- Statement of Purpose
- Interview (online or in person)
- Three References (personal, professional, and/or academic)
Total Program Cost - $28,560
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The Global Sport Management program at Pfeiffer University is fortunate to have an active and engaged advisory board who work to provide and facilitate opportunities for students to network and be involved in the sport industry. The board meets three times annually to identify and discuss opportunities for students, examine the current state of the program, and make recommendations for the future direction of the program. The Global Sport Management Advisory Board is also active in promoting the GSM program in the greater Charlotte community and beyond.