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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sport Management, M.S.S.M.

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The M.S.S.M. degree is offered jointly by the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development and the Cox School of Business. The program is designed for students who have a passion for the business of sport and who aspire to hold senior-management positions in the multibillion dollar sports industry.

The M.S.S.M. degree is a full-time, 12-month program. The program is led by sport management professionals with decades of executive experience in a wide range of segments, including professional leagues and teams, media and broadcasting, marketing and sponsorship, facilities and sports equipment, and apparel. Students will learn important business skills from Cox faculty. Each 14-week term is divided into two seven-week modules, with courses being offered in the evenings and on Saturdays.

Students are admitted to the program during the fall term only. The admissions process is highly selective and follows the admissions standards of the Cox M.B.A. program. Candidates apply to the Simmons School; application submissions include cover letter, résumé, essays, official GMAT management/business graduate school admission test scores, transcripts and a minimum of two references. Complete details and link to the application are available at www.smu.edu/sportmanagement. Questions should be addressed to the Sport Management Graduate Program Office: telephone 214-768-2776; email SMUSportManagement@smu.edu.


M.S.S.M. Class 2022: Entry Fall 2021, Graduate Summer 2022

Total Credit Hours: 37 (or 37.5*)

Term 1 – Fall

Term 2 – Spring

Term 3 – Summer

Term Total: 4 or 4.5 Credit Hours

Note: Classes designated ACCT, BUSE, FINA, MAST, MNO, MNGT and STRA are taught in the Cox School of Business. Classes designated SPRT are taught in the Simmons School of Education and Human Development .

Credit Hours Summary for M.S.S.M. Program

15 credit hours of required Cox courses
22 (or 22.5) credit hours of required Simmons courses

37 (or 37.5) credit hours total for M.S.S.M. degree

Credit Hours Summary by School

Term Simmons Education/ Human Development Cox Business
1 8 8
2 10 7
3 4 0
Total 22 15

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