May 23, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [NOTE!!!! THIS IS AN ARCHIVED CATALOG. FOR THE CURRENT CATALOG, GO TO CATALOG.NIU.EDU]

Accelerated B.S./M.S. in Sport Management


The accelerated program leads to both the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Sport Management. Students who want to complete this program must identify themselves to the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education as an undergraduate major and gain successful entry to the M.S. in Sport Management program. Early admission to the M.S. in Sport Management program will be on a competitive basis, and the likelihood of admission will depend on the number and quality of the applicants to the program.

Eligibility requirements for application to the M.S. in Sport Management program through the accelerated B.S. in Sport Management program are: 

  • Undergraduate majoring in sport management. 
  • Completion of at least 90 semester hours of undergraduate designated course work as approved by their advisor. 
  • Minimum of 3.00 GPA. 
  • Completion of all application requirements, including application to the graduate school, personal goal statement, resume, two letters of recommendation, and transcripts for all college course work. Qualified applicants may undergo a preadmission interview with the program faculty. The GRE will be waived for students. 

Curriculum


Students must complete a minimum of 90 semester hours of undergraduate designated course work as approved by adviser and outlined in their B.S. curriculum for the accelerated B.S./M.S. degree. Students accepted into the M.S. in Sport Management degree will matriculate into the program during the summer of their final undergraduate year. The graduate-level courses taken in the B.S./M.S. accelerated degree are the same as those taken in the stand-alone M.S. in Sport Management program.  

Up to 15 semester hours of the M.S. in Sport Management core courses can be counted toward the 120 hours needed for the undergraduate degree. Students must complete all undergraduate requirements and receive their B.S. degree by the end of the spring semester of their fourth year. After completing all requirements required in the Graduate Catalog, students will receive their M.S. in Sport Management degree. 

Students must gain successful entry to the M.S. in Sport Management program, complete all general education requirements, and earn at least 105 semester hours of undergraduate credit by the end of their third year. Beginning with the summer semester between their third and fourth year, students will complete their culminating undergraduate internship (6 credit hours of LESM 486). Successful completion of summer, fall, and spring courses will count toward the final 15 hours of the undergraduate degree. 

Failure to meet requirements of the accelerated sequence may lead to a B.S. degree only, but only after all the requirements for that degree have been met. Students should work closely with their advisor to ensure their progress towards both degrees.