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Sport Administration

The Master of Education in sport administration will prepare you for a career within the expanding sport industry. The program combines the academic strength of a Xavier education with the opportunities of the Cincinnati sport industry. You will study areas such as sport management, sport marketing, sport finance, personnel and legal issues and NCAA rules and regulations. The program will develop your leadership skills and prepare you for success in one of today's fastest growing industries.

4 Interesting Courses

Sports Administration: Finance
Sport and athletic/not-for-profit budgets-program based, project based, and line-item based. Formulating budgets. Budgeting cycles, political ramifications imposed and utilized in the federal cycle, fiscal year, and reserves. Financial markets, cash management, and municipal underwriting of recreation and parks facilities. Scale sheets, bond issues, BAN, VKX, sinking fund, etc. Grant-writing. Sources of funding, and endowment foundations.

Sport Event Management & Promotion
Operating special events with an emphasis on sports events. Administrative procedures, operational techniques, hospitality, public relations and marketing, and technical services. Practical application on scheduled events.

PR & Communication in Sport
The relationship between public relations practitioners and the media. The art of writing a press release. Coordination of a press conference. Advertising/marketing campaigns. Organization of special events. Management of a public relations crisis. Career opportunities.

Internship in Sport Administration
The internship may be taken after successfully completing 15 semester hours. Will select either a three credit (200 clock hours) or six credit (400 clock hours) internship experience. Internships are planned and supervised learning activities. Take place in a sport industry.