Master Of Science In Sport Management Tourism Non Thesis Degree Program
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Aug 19, 2024

Get on Track to Your Future in Sport Tourism with a Master’s Degree from Liberty

Pursue a master’s degree that helps you become an industry leader in the field of sports tourism. At Liberty, we offer a tourism specialization within our M.S. in Sport Management program to prepare you for exciting positions in advertising, corporate partnership, guest relations, and resort management. Get excited to take the next step towards your dream career with Liberty!

Driving sales to your sports organization will be an important part of your job role. Study under professors with years of experience in the sports tourism field, so you can learn best practices in marketing and planning strategy. By understanding how to maintain essential partnerships, while increasing overall brand awareness, you can be an influential piece in the growth and success of your company.

Award-Winning Campus

At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among’s Top 3 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Non-Thesis Sport Management – Tourism Master’s Degree?

You deserve a master’s degree in sports management that provides the highest quality in academics and career growth opportunities. From our expert faculty to academic and athletic achievements as a university, Liberty will provide you with a graduate degree that really means something in the competitive sport industry. We will also help you complete an internship in your specific field to increase your overall marketability.

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We strive for nothing but the best in facilities, teaching, and experiential opportunities. We offer state-of-the-art facilities like our FBS football stadium and natatorium, not to mention the 20 NCAA Division I teams, as well as over 40 club sports teams. Not only that, but our master’s in sports management is accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA). That means your degree will be recognized by employers and institutions across the nation.

On top of it all, we are so proud of our sports management faculty. They provide students like you with academic rigor founded on their years of industry experience. Our professors hold doctorates in their respective area and will be in the classroom with you every week.

It’s time to make an investment in your future. Your sports tourism career is waiting. Partner your passion with Liberty’s standard of excellence, and let’s see how far you can go!

What Will You Learn in Our Sport Management: Tourism Non-Thesis Degree?

Our tourism-focused sports management degree highlight the current issues and theories in hospitality and tourism management. Our courses examine the research behind the methods used in the industry today. We want our students to walk away with a strong understanding of best practices and how to implement them across all fields of sports tourism.

As a graduate student, you will learn invaluable marketing strategy skills as you apply the marketing process to travel and tourism organizations. Additionally, you will investigate the planning process for special events and sport tourism, monitoring the potential economic, social, and environmental impacts of events in this field.

Core Sport Management Courses

All of our sports management degrees examine the implications of sport on communities and society as a whole. As a nonprofit, Christian university, we integrate a faith-based approach to these issues, as well as training in ethics in sport and sports ministry opportunities. Additionally, we will make sure you are prepared in the legal and financial aspects of sport management.

Non-Thesis Degree Details

If you pursue the tourism non-thesis track, you will complete a 6-credit-hour internship. Stand out to employers by completing over 400 hours in a field related to sport administration. This is a great way for you to gain hands-on, invaluable career experience to boost your resume.

View the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below for more information!

Featured Courses

SMGT 699 – Internship

TOUR 601 – Current Issues and Theories for Hospitality and Tourism Management

TOUR 602 – Hospitality and Tourism Marketing Strategy

TOUR 603 – Sport and Event Tourism Planning and Impacts

Degree Information
Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our Sport Management Master’s Degree

  • Our sports management programs are accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA).
  • Our sport management master’s degree program was rated #1 by Sports Management Degree Guide!
  • Liberty University boasts numerous state-of-the-art facilities to support 18 men and women’s athletics teams.
  • Many of these teams and individual athletes compete on the national stage.
  • You will have opportunities to gain real-world experience with our NCAA Division I programs and club sports teams.

M.S. in Sport Management: Tourism Degree Information

    Career Opportunities for Non-Thesis Sport Tourism Management Master’s Degree Graduates

    • Advertising sport manager
    • Corporate partnerships manager
    • Guest relations manager
    • Recreation and tourism manager
    • Resort manager

    Admission Requirements for Graduate Degrees

    Every application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and all applicants must submit the following documents and meet the minimum requirements for admission:

    • Admission application
    • Self-certification form (for students who are in the final term of their bachelor’s degree)

    • Current Liberty undergraduate students seeking preliminary acceptance into a graduate program must complete a degree completion application through their ASIST account
    • A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with at least a 3.0 GPA for admission in good standing. 2.5 to 2.99 may grant admission on caution