Southeast’s MBA Program to Offer New Option in Sports Management

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Dec. 12, 2008 – The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents today approved a new option in sport management for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program. 

The option is designed for individuals with an undergraduate degree in sport management and the appropriate background in business who wish to position themselves for senior leadership roles in the sport and sport-related industries. 

Currently, more than 100 Southeast students are pursuing an undergraduate degree in sport management with a minor in business administration.  The minor in business administration provides the undergraduate foundation in business required for full admission to the MBA program. 

According to Dr. Ken Heischmidt, director of graduate programs in business, the sport management option does not require any new courses, but takes advantage of specialized coursework offered through the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation, and the common required core under the existing MBA program. 

The option will be available in the fall of 2009. With the new option, there are now 10 MBA degree options available.  Existing options include accounting, entrepreneurship, environmental management, financial management, general management, online general management, industrial management, international business and health administration.