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International Accelerator Program


Master of Sport and Entertainment Management (MSEM)

The MSEM program at UofSC trains students for management and leadership roles in the sport, entertainment and venue industries.

Our program was ranked #5 in 2016 by SportBusiness International. Here are just a few of the reasons why the MSEM program stands out:

  • It has the most comprehensive focus on managing arenas, stadiums and other venues.
  • It develops leadership and management skills for current and future leaders.
  • It features faculty with years of practical experience, from lawyers to agents.
  • It includes networking opportunities with local sport and entertainment organizations or venues.
  • It uses a curriculum that is appropriate for students with or without a business background.

 

Admission Requirements

Requirements Direct Master's Accelerator Advanced Master's Accelerator Master's Accelerator Pre-Sesssional English
GPA 3.0 3.0 2.5 2.5
IELTS 7.0 (no sub-score below 6.5) 6.5 (no sub-score below 6.0) 6.0 (no sub-score below 5.5) 4.5
TOEFL 94 80 (no sub-score below 18) 74 (no sub-score below 16) 50
Qualifying Undergraduate Degrees Any four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university.
Additional Entry Requirements Students must have successfully completed any undergraduate Principles of Finance course and any Principles of Marketing course for MSEM and have one of the following: one year of customer-facing work experience OR a completed internship within the degree experience prior to graduation.
Available Entry Fall or Spring

Note: The MSEM program does not require a thesis.

 

Sample Coursework

  • HRSM Statistics (closed)
  • Venue Management: Principles and Practices
  • Management in the Sport and Entertainment Industry
  • Principles of Sport and Entertainment Marketing
  • Sport and Entertainment Finance

 

Progression Details

Program Credits Earned Towards Degree Progression Requirements
Direct Master's Accelerator 9 Not applicable - student is already enrolled in degree program 
Advanced Master's Accelerator  6 3.25 GPA with no course grade lower than a B and successful completion of the English language courses and the Professional Development and Analytical Skills workshops, seminars and modules 
Master's Accelerator  3.25 GPA with no course grade lower than a B and successful completion of the English language courses and the Professional Development and Analytical Skills workshops, seminars and modules
Pre-Sessional English
 
0 Successful completion of all Pre-Sessional English program course content and approval from Master’s Accelerator team 

Total credits required for degree: 36 (no thesis required)

 

Tuition Costs

 

SPRING 2019

 Fee Direct Master's Accelerator
1 semester
Advanced Master's Accelerator 
1 semester
Master's Accelerator 
2 semesters
Tuition $14,635 $15,416 $29,282
University Fees $1,317 $1,109 $1,718
Departmental Fees $900    
Health Insurance $675 $675 $2000
Total Tuition Costs $17,527 $17,200 $33,000



 Note: This cost is an estimate and is subject to change. Cost does not include health insurance, housing and dining fees, books, or other living expenses.
*Price does not include tuition and fees following the MAP semesters. Please visit sc.edu/bursar for additional information about tuition rates.
Costs may vary depending on program placement. Please check sc.edu/iap for more details.