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Sport Management


In development: This program is under construction and is proposed for Fall 2021. All classes, content, and dates are subject to change.

B.S. in Sport Management

The Preseason For Your Career In Sports

  • Study the sports industry from a distinctively Christian perspective.
  • Located in Southern California - the epicenter of all things sports.
  • Strong intercollegiate athletic programs for practical hands-on experience right on campus.
  • Develop skills, wisdom, and networks to serve organizations, fans, the church, and the sports community with excellence.
  • Tap into the professional experience and extensive sport industry networks of the program leadership and faculty.
  • Our School of Business and Communication and an in-demand kinesiology program provide the innovative curriculum, facilities, and resources.

This program is designed for students who want to work in one of the world’s most dynamic and exciting fields — sports. This might mean climbing the ranks of an NBA team’s analytics division, crunching numbers that will help players perform at an optimal level every night. Or it could mean organizing recreational leagues that introduce children to an activity that will provide them with a lifetime of memories and friendships. Our curriculum will prepare students to serve at all levels of competition and in a variety of ways. And our faculty members possess a network of contacts that can help make dream careers a reality. This program will also facilitate the development of strong leadership, decision-making, problem-solving, communication, and networking skills that will serve students well in sports — or in numerous other career paths in the ever-changing job landscape. Sport Management at TMU is for the student looking for a practical, hands-on approach to their future career in sports.

Top Internship Opportunities

  • Working with professional teams in the NFL, NBA, MLB, MLS and NHL
  • Working in other professional sports, (golf, cycling, tennis, etc.), and Olympic Sports
  • Working in intercollegiate athletic programs.

Sport Management students also have the opportunity to work with TMU athletics teams:

  • Women’s Athletics: Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Swim & Dive, Track & Field (Indoor/Outdoor), Volleyball

  • Men’s Athletics: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Swim & Dive, Track & Field (Outdoor), Volleyball

TMU offers small class sizes, a top-ranked liberal arts curriculum, and top faculty to ensure individual teacher-student mentorship and a world-class level of scholarship. The personalized learning environments and innovatively designed resources prepare students to handle the sport management challenges of tomorrow with integrity and leadership.


Study & Serve Abroad

Sport management students have the option to study at TMU’s Israel campus, including a wide range of study locations varying by semester, including GO! and TMU Italy.

Israel Bible Extension (IBEX) GO! Global Outreach TMU Italy

Alumni & Graduate Degrees

TMU faculty & leadership are working with:

  • Nike, Adidas and UnderArmour
  • LA Lakers, LA Clippers, LA Dodgers, LA Galaxy, LAFC (locally)
  • New York Yankees, New York Knicks, Philadelphia 76ers, Dallas Mavericks, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Union, NYCFC, Nashville FC, Atlanta United, Austin FC, FC Dallas (nationally)
  • U.S. Olympic Committee

Students may also continue their graduate studies at TMU or TMS:

TMU Online MBA Master in Biblical Counseling The Master’s Seminary



Be right at home developing meaningful, life-long relationships with like-minded Christians. Students experience a missional, gospel-centered student life both in and out of the classroom. Master’s offers a full range of facilities, resources, services, and discipleship.

A Global Experience 2,500+ TMUS students with around 40% on-campus in undergraduate programs, coming from all around the world and typically including 40 different countries and 40 different states.

A Top-ranked Student Life Rated #2 Nationwide “Most Inspirational” by Wall Street Journal, and “A” Grade by, and ranked #1 “Right Choice” University (Wall Street Journal 2017 & 2018)

A Beautiful Campus 6 residence halls on one of America’s safest ranked campuses, with Santa Clarita consistently ranked one of the nation’s safest cities. Rated Top 10% Nationwide for “Best College Dorms” and “Best College Campuses” (Niche 2020 ranking)

A Community Of Worship 3 chapel services weekly for all faculty, staff, and students. You may already live-stream the service here: Chapel. Additional opportunities for evangelism and community outreach include the Accounting Association or The Master’s Chorale.

Experience it all for yourself


Southern California: a lively, oak-filled canyon campus close to both the mountains and the beach. Endless career opportunities are nearby, and students can join and serve at any number of recommended local churches. Prospective students and their families are invited to class-visits, 1-to-1 advising, and total-campus experiences year-round.

Affordability & Scholarships

We strive to offer students a Christ-centered education within the financial reach of all. We believe in paying less for school, graduating with less debt, and helping students start their careers better prepared for success.

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Since 1927, the mission of The Master’s University is to empower students for a life of enduring commitment to Christ, biblical fidelity, moral integrity, intellectual growth, and lasting contribution to the Kingdom of God worldwide.


Degree Checklist

Uniquely prepare yourself to apply business, coaching, and physical education principles to the organization, administration, and management of athletic programs and teams, fitness/rehabilitation facilities and health clubs, or sport recreation services.

  • The Foundations of Sport Management
  • The Importance of Ethics and Sportsmanship
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Abilities in Sport Finance and Accounting Principles
  • Marketing and Sales Skills
  • The Importance of the Legal Aspects of Sport
  • Event Management and Program Planning
  • Facility Development and Management
  • The Importance of Data Analytics in Sport
  • The Special Opportunities to be involved in Sports Ministries
  • Leadership and Human Dynamics in Sport
  • The Special Opportunities to do Sport Internships

This B.S. in Sport Management will be designed to meet, and exceed, the “Common Professional Components” of the Sport Management Accreditation Body (COSMA) related to the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM).

Students enrolled in the Sport Management major shall in an ideal format take three to four Sport Management courses per year, (2 in the Fall Semester/1-2 in the Spring Semester), each academic year, in a sequenced manner, over the course of eight semesters. The program will be designed with flexibilities built in to accommodate dual enrollment high school students, transfer students, as well as online & distance learning students.

Students will be required to take 39 Sport Management Core units, (including 3 Professional Cycling Event Experience units and 3 Professional Internship Experience units), 34 General Education units, 21 Bible units, 6 Accounting units (Accounting I & II), 3 units of Business Communication (MGT330), with an option for one Business Emphasis with a minimum of 15 units, and the necessary remaining Elective units to total 125 units required to graduate.

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Program Credits

General Education: 34 General Education units
Bible: 21 Bible units
Major Core Courses: 39 Sport Management Core units
Emphasis/Electives: 0-26

Sample Course Offerings:

  • SPT 201 Sport Finance
  • SPT 210 Marketing and Sales in Sport
  • SPT 299 Professional Cycling Event Experience
  • SPT 301 Event Management in Sport
  • SPT 310 Facility Management in Sport
  • SPT 400 Data Analytics in Sport
  • SPT 401 The Sports Ministry Movement
  • SPT 410 Leadership and Human Dynamics in Sport

Career Paths

  • Athletic Administrator/Athletic Director
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Game Day/Event Coordinator
  • Sports Marketing Director
  • Sports Sponsorship Director
  • Sports & Health Club Director
  • Ticket Sales Director
  • Sport Facility Designer and Developer
  • General Manager of a Professional Sports Franchise
  • Youth Sports Coordinator
  • Major Courses keyboard_arrow_down
    Course Number Course Name Units
    B102 Old Testament Survey 2 3
    B201 New Testament Survey 1 3
    B202 New Testament Survey 2 3
    BC342 Marriage and Family 3
    BC421 Problems and Procedure 1 3
    BC422 Problems and Procedures 2 3
    BIB310 Foundations of Biblical Study 3
    BL305 Elementary Greek 1 3
    BL306 Elementary Greek 2 3
    BL307 Elementary Greek 3 3
    BC421 Problems and Procedures 1 3
    BC452 Counseling Observation and Analysis 3
    BC400 Senior Integration Seminar 3
    BIB390 Principles of Effective Teaching 3
    BIB430 Principles of Discipleship 3
    MIS320 Information Systems Applications 3
    INB311 Global Business Strategy 3
    BUS310 Business for Statistics 3
    MGT351 Human Resource 3
    MGT321 Decision Science 3
    MKT462 Sales and Customer Service 3
    BUS490 Advanced Business Seminar 3
    ED564 Diversity and Differentiation in Education 3
    ED505 History & Philosophy of Education 3
    BTS510 Land of the Bible (Graduate) 2
    BTS511 Creation and Covenant 2
    BTS513 Prophecy and Prophets in Context 2
    BTS515 Worship and Wisdom 2
    BTS521 Historical Background of the New Testament 2
    BTS520 Early Church and Book of Acts 2
    BTS522 Life, Ministry, & Theology of Christ 2
    BTS523 Letters and Theology of Paul 2
    BTS524 Theology of Hebrews & General Epistles 2
    BTS550 Central Themes of Biblical Theology 2
    BUS510 Enterprise and Public Policy 3
    BUS520 Business Law (Graduate) 3
    INB511 International Business (Graduate) 3
    ED508 Advanced Study in Human Development 3
    POL220 United States Government 3
    H230 United States History 3
    MA240 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving 3
    P311 Introduction to Philosophy (Seniors Only) 3
    C100 Spoken Communications 3
    MU190 Essentials of Music and Art 3
    SP220A Introductory Spanish 1A 2
    SP220B Introductory Spanish 1B 2
    BL325 Introduction to Biblical Languages 3
    CH260 Introduction to General, Organic and Biochemistry 3
    LS150L Essentials of Biology Lab 1
    LS150 Essentials of Biology Lecture 3
    MA240 Critical Thinking and Quantitative Analysis 3
    P311 Intro to Philosophy 3
    BTS621 Missions in History 2
    BTS620 Missions in the Bible 2
    BTS622 Mission of God in the Local Church 2
    BTS623 Mission of God in the World 2
    BTS680 Foundations of Women's Ministry 2
    BTS640 Theology of Worship 2
    999 Music Administration 2
    999 Music Leadership 2
    BTS643 Worship Lab 1
    B300 Land of the Bible - Undergraduate 3
    BIB306 Christian Worldview & Ethics 3
    MGT335 Organizational Communication - Fundamentals 3
    MGT409 Leadership Principles & Strategic Management 3
    MGT430 Technology and Organizational Decision Making 3
    BIB453 Biblical Ethics in the World of Business 3
    MGT435 Financial and Managerial Accounting 3
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