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					SPEAKERS
       In addition to faculty members, speakers
from the Atlanta sports community frequently
address students to provide professional expertise                                                            DEPARTMENT OF
and advice.
                                                                                                              KINESIOLOGY AND
ALUMNI                                                                                                        HEALTH
       Our graduates are employed by a diverse
group of companies and educational institutions
throughout the United States and the International
sports community.
                                                                                                              MASTER OF
RANKIN COOTER OFFICE FOR
SPORT BUSINESS RESEARCH
                                                                  Sports Administration                       SCIENCE IN
                                                           Department of Kinesiology and Health
        The sport administration business research
office is housed in the Rankin Cooter Office for
                                                                      Georgia State University
                                                                           P.O. Box 3975
                                                                                                              SPORTS
Sports Business Research in the GSU Sports Arena.
Dr. Cooter, who was the Sport Administration
                                                                      Atlanta, GA 30302-3975
                                                                       404/651-2536 phone
                                                                                                              ADMINISTRATION
Program Director for several years before retiring in                    404/651-4814 fax
2002, raised funds to outfit the Center with several    http://education.gsu.edu/kin/sportsadmin/index.html
computer stations, a conference table, and study
desks that sport management students may use.                   Office for Sport Business Research
The Center is also the hub for numerous research                        404/651-1896 phone
studies supervised by sport management faculty and                     sportbusiness@gsu.edu
students. Students get real world experience
conducting sport marketing and sport business
research with sport businesses in the area and state.
          ATLANTA: A SPORTS                                                                                            THIS IS GEORGIA STATE
           BUSINESS MECCA                                                                                              UNIVERSITY
        Georgia State University, an international                                                                              The eyes of the international sport
university with approximately 28,University                                                                            community have been focused on Atlanta for sport
Commons,000 students, is located in Atlanta,                                                                           event leadership since the successful completion of
Georgia, the capital of the state of Georgia. Atlanta                                                                  the 1996 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The city
is an international and metropolitan city of                                                                           was recognized as the sports capital of the 1990s.
approximately 4 million occupants. A modern city                                                                       Georgia State’s prime location in the heart of Atlanta
with the world’s busiest airport (Hartsfield Jackson                                                                   offers students unparalleled opportunities to obtain
Airport), excellent rapid transport system                                                                             practical work experience, and develop a professional
(MARTA), many professional sport teams, such as                                                                        sport business network.
the Falcons, Hawks, Braves, Thrashers, Silverbacks,                                                                             Located in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia
and Gwinnett Gladiators is located in the extended                                                                     State University is the second largest of the 78
metropolitan Atlanta (60 mile radius) area. There                                                                      accredited institutions of higher education in the state
are approximately 30 colleges and universities that                                                                    of Georgia. Graduate and undergraduate annual
sponsor various athletic programs. Among these                                                                         enrollment is approximately 28,000, with graduate
are Georgia State University, Georgia Tech, Emory                                                                      students comprising 29 percent of the student body.
University, Morehouse College, Oglethorpe                                                                              Forty-six states and 95 countries are represented at
University and Agnes Scott College.                                                                                    the University.
                                                           ATLANTA: SPORTS CAPITAL OF                                           Although the majority of students commute
          Sports arenas and facilities are abundant in
Atlanta. Representative examples are Atlanta Motor                THE WORLD                                            to the campus from outside the downtown area, a
Speedway, the Georgia Dome, Philips Arena,                          The Atlanta Sports Council promotes the value      2,000 bed apartment-style facility, the University
Silverbacks Park, Turner Field, Gwinnett Center          of sports growth in Atlanta and Georgia by acting as an       Commons is available to GSU students
and a multitude of college and university facilities.    authority on the economic impact, visibility and quality
Lastly, a wide variety of events is showcased            of life issues associated with sports. Its missions is to
annually including:                                      lead, organize and support sports development with the
                                                         goal of building Atlanta’s reputation as the Sports Capital
      Atlanta Braves Baseball games                     of the World.
      Atlanta Falcons Football games                               Atlanta has established a legacy of success
      Atlanta Hawks Basketball games                    within the sports community. Since 1985, the Atlanta
      Atlanta Thrashers Ice Hockey games                Sports Council has helped attract more than 50 sporting
      Atlanta Silverbacks Men’s Soccer games            events to metro Atlanta including Super Bowls XXVII
      Georgia Force Arena League Football games         (1994) and XXXIV (2000), the Centennial Olympics
      Gwinnett Gladiators (Minor League Hockey)         Games, the 1993 and 2003 Women’s NCAA Final Four,
      Chick-fil-A Bowl                                  2002 and 2007 Men’s Final Four, the annual TOUR
      SEC Football Championship Game                    Championship, 2000 Major League Baseball All-Star
      NCAA Men’s and Women’s Final Four                 Game, 2001 PGA Championship and the 2003 NBA
      AT&T Classic (PGA Tour event)                     All-Star Game. The total economic impact of these
      The TOUR Championship (PGA Tour                   events generated an estimated $1.37 billion from 1999-
       event)                                            2005.
      NASCAR Nextel Cup races (two per year)
      Peachtree Road Race 10K Run
      AVP Atlanta Open (Pro Beach Volleyball)
PRE-REQUISITES                                                       CONCENTRATION III: Sport
Accounting                          ACCT 2101                        Information/Media Relations
Economics         ECON 2105 or ECON 2106                             (Select 2 of 4)
Management                          MGT 3500                         Corporate Communication              COMM 6660
Marketing                           MKT 3010                         Media Management and Marketing       COMM 6600
Business Writing     *              ENGL 3130                        Public Relations Writing             COMM 6630
      *(Only if GRE Verbal is less than 450)                         Desktop Editing & Publishing         COMM 6610

CORE CURRICULUM                                                      ONE ELECTIVE
Introduction to Sport Management        KH 6380
Budgeting and Finance in                KH 6560
  Sport and Recreation
                                                                     CONCENTRATION IV: Sport
Development and Revenue                 KH 7150                      Marketing, Promotions and
  Generation in Sport                                                Sponsorship
Cultural Aspects of Sport               KH 7200                      (Select 2 of 4)
Sport Marketing and Promotion           KH 7410         SPORTS       Buyer Behavior                       MK 8100
Sport Law
Internship in Sport Administration I
                                        KH 7610
                                        KH 7662     ADMINISTRATION   Marketing Communication
                                                                         and Promotions
                                                                                                          MK 8300

Internship in Sport Administration II   KH 7663
                                                      PROGRAM OF     Sales Management
                                                                     International Marketing
                                                                                                          MK 8340
                                                                                                          MK 8600
Research Component (Select one)
                                                       STUDY FOR     ONE ELECTIVE
Methods of Research in Education
Marketing Research
                                        EPRS 7900
                                        MK 8200         2007/2010
                                                                     CONCENTRATION V: Sport Club
CONCENTRATION I: School,                                             and Fitness Management
College, and Professional Sport                                      Planning and Management of           KH 7380
Management                                                                   Sport Facilities
                                                                     Physiology of Exercise               KH 7500
Administration of Sports Programs       KH 7100
                                                                     Fitness Program Management           KH 7630
Planning and Management of              KH 7380
Sport Facilities
                                                                     COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION
ONE ELECTIVE                                                         A comprehensive written examination is required for
                                                                     graduation after completing all course work.
CONCENTRATION II: Event and
Facilities Management                                                Note: All courses are three semester hours unless
Planning and Management of                                                             otherwise noted.
Sport Facilities                        KH 7380
Perspectives on Risk & Insurance        RMI 8000

ONE ELECTIVE
ASSISTANTSHIPS AND__________                            THE PROGRAM                                                  score of 900 (with a minimum 450 on the verbal
                                                                                                                     portion).
INTERNSHIPS                                                       The Georgia State University program in
                                                        Sport Administration is one of 29 accredited Masters     4. Students should have at least an intermediate
        The Sports Administration graduate program
                                                        Degree programs in the country. It is designed to           level ability on word processing and beginning
at Georgia State University is unique in its approach
                                                        prepare students for careers in sport business.             level of ability in the use of spreadsheet, database
to field experiences for students. Students have the
                                                        Colleges and universities, sport apparel                    management, desktop publishing, and power
opportunity to gain experience in the field by
                                                        manufacturers, sport arenas, sport marketing firms,         point.
working in highly qualified agencies in the metro
Atlanta area. In addition, students may receive a       athletic clubs, professional sports teams, and high      5. Three letters of recommendation. Letters should
tuition waiver and a stipend for the academic term      schools, plus the many organizations and enterprises        be addressed to Graduate Admissions, College of
in which they are working.                              that require highly trained sports personnel. There         Education, Georgia State University, University
        Assistantships are established through          are five concentrations within the program: School,         Plaza, Atlanta, GA 30303-3083.
agreements between the Georgia State University         College, and Professional Sports Management; Event
                                                        and Facilities Management; Sports                        6. A typewritten statement of career goals and area
Research Foundation and a sport-related agency.                                                                     of interest in sport administration, and a
        Tuition waivers are available for those         Information/Media Relations; Sports Club and
                                                        Fitness Management; and Sports Marketing,                   complete history of the prospective student’s
students who are working Graduate Assistant                                                                         sport background.
positions that have a contract with the Sports          Promotion and Sponsorship.
Administration Department and are registered for                                                                 7. All applicants are encouraged to arrange for
the correct number of classes.                          ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS AND                                 either a personal or telephone interview prior to
        Please contact the Sports Administration        RELATED INFORMATION                                         admission to discuss the prospective student’s
Coordinator at 404/651-2536 if there are any                                                                        areas of interest and future sport business goals.
questions regarding the Graduate Assistantship                   General information concerning admission
                                                        and program requirements is provided in the General      8. Having work experience in sport business is
program.                                                                                                            strongly recommended as a basis for having
                                                        Bulletin of the College of Education. The criteria for
                                                        admission to the M.S. program in Sport                      gained valuable experience
                                                        Administration include the following:                    9. Summer and Fall semester admissions are
                                                        1. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited         strongly recommended due to the sequencing of
                                                           institution with a major in a sport- or business-        courses within the program. Students are
                                                           related field. Applicants with bachelor’s degrees        admitted, however, for the Spring semester.
                                                           in other fields will be evaluated to determine if     10. Application Deadlines:
                                                           prerequisite courses will be required. All students
                                                           must have at least one course in each of the              Fall         May 1
                                                           following: accounting, economics, management,             Spring       October 1
                                                           and marketing. These classes may be taken at
                                                           Georgia State University along with the regular           Summer       February 1
                                                           program course requirements during the first two
                                                           semesters of enrollment.
                                                                                                                 Georgia State University, a unit of the University
                                                        2. An undergraduate overall GPA of 2.5 in all
                                                                                                                   System of Georgia, is an equal opportunity
                                                           course work attempted.
                                                                                                                     educational institution and is an equal
                                                        3. Quantitative and qualitative score on the General        opportunity/affirmative action employer.
                                                           Test of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) of no
                                                           less than 800 (Verbal and Quantitative). The
                                                           departmental preference is a minimum GRE