• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

Overview

What Makes Us Unique

  • The University of South Carolina’s Department of Sport and Entertainment Management is a world leader in providing top-ranked degree programs and innovative research across sport, entertainment and venue management. It is the first and largest program of its kind in the nation.
  • Our graduate curriculum has the most comprehensive emphasis on venue management (arenas, stadiums, amphitheaters, etc.).
  • Geared toward the development of potential and current managers, we expand your management and leadership skills.
  • You will experience both personal and professional growth, while being supported by outstanding faculty with years of practical experience in the sport, entertainment and venue industries — marketers, venue managers, promoters, lawyers, and agents.
  • The atmosphere cultivates long-term networking opportunities that lead to expanded career opportunities, while gaining study and work experience in outstanding local venues such as the Colonial Life Arena, Carolina Stadium, Williams-Brice Stadium and the Township Auditorium. You will also gain access to local sport and entertainment organizations including South Carolina Athletics, the Columbia Blowfish, IMG College, AEG, and Live Nation.
  • Our curriculum is suitable for both those who have and those who do not have an academic background in business.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Business Principles in Sport Management.
  • Special Topics in Live Entertainment and Sport.
  • Sport and Entertainment Event Development
  • Venue Management: Principles and Practices
  • Integrated Marketing Communication in Sport and Entertainment
  •  Social Media in Live Entertainment and Sport

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A current resume.
  • Statement of Career Objectives. This is a one to two page statement that specifically addresses how the department's Master's curriculum will help the applicant achieve these objectives.
  • At least two letters of recommendation.
  • One official transcript from each college or university attended (undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate).
  • International applicants must provide official documents, but DO NOT submit your original copies. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22302 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22302 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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22,302 - 30,183 USD

Living costs for Columbia

  • 999 - 1510 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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