Looking for an exciting career near the action?

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

In fact, the MSEM 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 marketers to 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.

Accelerator Admission Requirements

Direct Master’s Accelerator Advanced Master’s Accelerator Master’s Accelerator Pre-Sessional English
GPA 3.0 3.0 2.5 2.5
IELTSTM 7.0 (no sub-score below 6.5) 6.5 (no sub-score below 6.0) 6.0 (no sub-score below 5.5) 5.0
TOEFL® 94 80 (no sub-score below 18) 74 (no sub-score below 16) 60
Qualifying Undergraduate Degrees Any four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university.
Additional 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 (MSEM)

Direct Master’s Accelerator Advanced Master’s Accelerator Master’s Accelerator Pre-Sessional English
Credits Earned Towards Degree 9 6 9 0
Progression Requirements Not applicable—student is already enrolled in degree program 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 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 Successful completion of all Pre-Sessional English program course content and approval from Master’s Accelerator team

Total credits required for degree: 36

Tuition Costs

All prices are listed in U.S. dollars.

Direct Master’s Accelerator
1 semester
Advanced Master’s Accelerator
1 semester
Master’s Accelerator
2 semesters
Tuition Cost $14,488 $14,875 $29,001
Global Carolina Fee1 $2,717 $1,625 $1,999
Total Tuition Costs $17,205 $16,500 $31,000
Note: Costs above are estimates per semester based on current tuition and fees and anticipated increases. Actual costs may vary and are subject to annual changes.
1 Global Carolina fee covers all fees assessed for students (including ISS, English testing, BM fees, tech, health center, etc.).

IN NEED OF ADDITIONAL ENGLISH COURSES BEFORE ENROLLING IN THE MASTER'S ACCELERATOR?

Enroll in the Pre-Sessional English Program. Classes are designed to improve students’ comprehension and ability to take rigorous academic courses in the English language.

Estimated tuition and fees: $6,500*
(based on a duration of 17 weeks)

Ready to manage your future?

As a manager in sports or entertainment, you need the skills and experience to make smart decisions. The next career choice you make can be the start of many smart decisions to come, thanks to what you learn in the MSEM program.