MS in Sports Management – Tourism (Thesis Track) Turn Your Love for Travel into a Career Adventure


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An online master’s degree in tourism provides a credential that most businesses look for in their hospitality managers and tourism directors. A degree in tourism can provide you with the business skills and education necessary to manage travel agencies, plan conventions, and events, organize cultural attractions, facilitate operations at hotels, theme parks, casinos, and resorts, as well as arrange individual, group, or corporate tours and trips.

Throughout our tourism degree, you will explore our core sports management curriculum, including topics like marketing and public relations, sports outreach, and legal and economic studies so that you are prepared to lead in the sports arena. Our tourism specialization can prepare you for the sport and event planning that comes along with working in the sporting industry.

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If you have a love of sports that goes beyond the game and into event planning, hospitality management, or tourism, then our master’s in sports management degree with a specialization in tourism should be at the top of your list. Our online program will help build your professional skill set and résumé. Because the Master of Science in Sports Management is accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA), you will gain a credible education in our 100% online format and can learn how to help those in the sports industry plan events, conferences, and dream vacations!

We integrate biblical principles into our Master of Science in Sports Management – Tourism degree online to blend academic excellence with personal integrity so you can be qualified to lead by example. We live out our mission to help you become a successful professional and individual in sports management and tourism.

Our M.S. in Sports Management – Tourism degree online features a combination of foundational courses in sports management, hospitality, and tourism. Our tourism specialization includes training in marketing, sports, and event tourism planning, as well as travel, law, and sports outreach.

Our thesis track requires you to propose a thesis topic of interest and defend it once it is completed. The thesis track of our tourism degree is an excellent option if you are planning to pursue a doctoral program in the future.

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  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

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