The Master of Arts in Sport Administration and Leadership (SAL) program at Adrian College will provide an education that is immediately applicable to sport management careers. Students will gain real-world experience through internships, assistantships and class projects, while exploring advances in theory across each discipline.
- Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution of higher learning with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
- Graduate Admissions Application
- Official college transcripts
- Three letters of recommendation
- Statement of professional goals
Program Length: 2 years, 36 credits
How to Apply: adrian.edu/admissions/graduate-students
Cost: $490 per credit hour, $850 technology, facilities, activities fee
The SAL program is an unparalleled option for anyone interested in a leadership role within the sport management field. The program will offer students an opportunity to critically analyze complex problems, using theory and research to identify and solve issues to unique sport organizations.
Class will be taught by scholars with real industry experience, who will engage and prepare students for a future within the field. Students will be assigned projects that require them to investigate, collect, and analyze data, presenting suggestions to resolve or address issues within the industry.
The SportBusiness Journal (December, 1999) identified sport industry as the sixth largest industry in the U.S. Kearney (2012) estimated the total sport industry, including infrastructure construction, sporting goods, license products and live sport events, has an annual impact on the U.S. economy of between $480-620 billion. The Kearney report also indicated that the industry is growing much faster than national GDP.
This following positions are reflective of those available to graduates of the SAL program, with expected growth in employment percentages:
• Advertising and promotions managers (13%)
• Marketing managers (14%)
• Sales managers (12%)
• Public relations specialists (23%)
• Public relations managers (16%)
• Market research analysts (41%)
(As provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2010-2020.)
The Master of Arts in Sport Administration and Leadership curriculum is a two-year program, 36 credit hours for completion.
SAL 510 - Sport Administration (3)
SAL 511 - Sport Ethics (3)
SAL 520 - Leadership and Communication (3)
SAL 521 - Sport Law (3)
SAL 522 - Sport Marketing (3)
SAL 533 - Youth Sports (3)
SAL 536 - Sport and Gender (3)
SAL 537 - Intercollegiate Athletics (3)
SAL 542 - Sport Facility Management (3)
SAL 550 - Topics in Sport Administration & Leadership (3)
SAL 569 - Practicum (3)
SAL 572 - Thesis Prep (3)
SAL 579 - Thesis (3)