Graduate Certificate program in Sport and Fitness Management at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

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Certificate Program in Sports Management


Global Economy and Global Governance Certificate in Global Studies.

The Certificate Program in Sports Management (CPSM) at Pitt Business provides students with the opportunity to couple their functional area of study with coursework and real-world experiences rooted in the business side of the sports industry.

Preparation for a career in a sports or sports-related industry. Students will learn to see sports not from the lens of a fan or an athlete but as a multi-faceted, multi-disciplined business where substantial opportunity exists for students to apply the business skills they have developed through the Pitt Business curriculum.

Learn the business practices, processes, and tools of effective management in a broad array of companies within the sports industry.

Gain experience in the sports industry through the completion of class projects that involve solving real business problems for real-world clients.

Understand the tools and techniques for managing people, activities, business operations, and organizational outcomes within the sports industry.

Students may declare for this certificate starting in fall 2019.

Sports are part of the fabric of Western Pennsylvania.

Pitt Business students have the opportunity to complete internships with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Pittsburgh Riverhounds, as well as with the Pitt Athletics Department.

Select three courses from the following options.

BUSHRM 1686 Sports Management Project Course (3 credits)The objective of this course is to provide the student with a meaningful experience with a real-world client and problem. Each project is distinct and generally will afford opportunities for a team of students to apply conceptual and analytical skills taught within the BSBA major and core classes, and to report to the client the result of all assessments. Particular projects may have a primary focus on one functional area (e.g. marketing, finance, accounting, human resources, chain, business information systems, or global management), and will also feature cross-functional dimensions.

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP A focus on sports management can also include a global perspective. Pitt Business prepares students for success by giving them an opportunity to gain international experience. A global project experience can be used to fulfill the experiential learning requirement for this certificate. The BUSHRM 1690 designation will be used for both domestic and global sports management internships.

BUS 1910 International Business Internship, when completed through the Global Business Institute in Sydney Summer Sports Business Program.

Women in Sports and Events (WISE) is a Collegiate chapter of the National organization of WISE. Our mission is to enhance the position and uplift women in the industry of sports and events. Specific to Pittsburgh, WISE has connections with every major sports team and athletics department within the City of Champions.

No Information Duration
18 Credit hours
Yes GRE Required
Yes Scholarships Available

Composition of student population

9 Post-master's certificate
64 Postbaccalaureate certificate

Tuition for Sport and Fitness Management graduate program at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

$24,468 In-state Tuition & Fees
$40,836 Out-of-state Tuition & Fees

Universities with Similar Certificate Programs

Program NameTuition / Year
Sport and Fitness Management Certificate program at American University$35,524
Sport and Fitness Management Certificate program at Miami University-Oxford$13,605
Sport and Fitness Management Certificate program at American Public University System$7,050
Sport and Fitness Management Certificate program at Bellevue University$11,385

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