Liberty University

M.S. in Sport Management - Tourism (Non-Thesis)

Liberty University's online Master of Science in Sport Management with a cognate in Tourism (Non-Thesis) program is designed to prepare students to pursue management careers in the hospitality industry. Read on to find out more about this online master's degree program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Sport Management with a cognate in Tourism (Non-Thesis)

School Offering Program:

Liberty University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Aspiring students of the Master of Science in Sport Management with a cognate in Tourism (Non-Thesis) program might have earned a bachelor's degree in management or business administration and possess strong communication and organizational skills. Applicants to Liberty graduate programs must have a bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Students of Liberty University's Master of Science in Sport Management with a cognate in Tourism (Non-Thesis) online program will study theories and concepts in hospitality, event planning, and tourism management. Topics covered in concentration courses include event planning methods, sport and tourism manager roles, social and economic impacts of sport events, and promotional and marketing strategies in the hospitality industry. Core courses are designed to address sport ministry, financial management, ethics and legal issues, public relations strategies, and the social implications of sport participation. Included in this program is a supervised internship in a relevant professional setting.

Learning Format:


Total Credits Required:

36 credits.

Financial Aid:

Around 90% of Liberty University students utilize some form of financial aid, including federal grants and loans. Liberty University also offers financial support to students who qualify.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Sport Management with a cognate in Tourism (Non-Thesis):

Please note that degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Before applying, students should contact Liberty to confirm the most accurate program information.

Core Courses

  • SMGT 501: Social Issues in Sport Management (3 credits)
  • SMGT 502: Sport Marketing and Public Relations (3 credits)
  • SMGT 503: Ethics in Sport (3 credits)
  • SMGT 504: Foundations of Sport Ministry (3 credits)
  • SMGT 505: Legal Issues in Sport (3 credits)
  • SMGT 506: Economic and Financial Management of Sport (3 credits)
  • SMGT 518: Understanding Educational Research and Assessment (3 credits)

Tourism Non-Thesis Cognate Courses

  • SMGT 699: Internship (3 credits)
  • TOUR 601: Current Issues and Theory for Hospitality Tourism Management (3 credits)
  • TOUR 602: Hospitality and Tourism Marketing Strategy (3 credits)
  • TOUR 603: Sport and Event Tourism Planning and Impacts (3 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Potential Career Paths:

After earning the Master of Science degree in Sport Management with a cognate in Tourism (Non-Thesis), graduates could seek executive or directorial positions in a variety of professional settings. They might explore these opportunities in hotels, resorts, spas, community recreational centers, academic athletic departments, or travel agencies.

Career options include:

  • Resort director
  • Recreation director
  • Athletic events coordinator