Students in the one-year online Graduate Certificate in Sport and Entertainment Venue Management will experience state-of-the-art online course delivery methods. They include captivating recorded lessons from faculty and industry experts, virtual tours of prominent venues, virtual reality components, interactive discussion forums, and regularly scheduled real-time online class meetings. Whether you are interested in managing stadiums, amphitheaters, performing arts centers or sport arenas, this immersive program is right for you. It was designed in collaboration with industry experts to either advance your career or facilitate entry into this exciting field.
To be admitted to the program, students must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (lower GPAs may be considered on a case-by-case basis). A standardized entrance exam is not required.
This 12-credit graduate program includes four three-credit graduate courses. At 2019-20 tuition rates, the cost of these courses is $462 per credit for North Carolina residents and $1,311 per credit for non-residents. Thus, the total estimated cost for the program is $5,544 for North Carolina residents and $15,732 for non-residents. See Online and Distance Education Tuition and Fees for cost details.
Plan of Study
The program is an online, 12-credit-hour program. Students are admitted as a cohort and complete all required courses as a group. Using an 8-week accelerated course format, students take one course at a time and finish the program in two semesters.
Billions of dollars are invested in public assembly venues worldwide to host sport and entertainment events that attract local residents and tourists while stimulating local economies. The Graduate Certificate in Sport and Entertainment Venue Management equips students with the skills needed to manage public assembly venues and to operate key facilities.
Our Students Say
"This program has been a game changer in a positive way. I have already applied many of the things learned into my career. I was the recipient of the 2015 Georgia Recreation & Park Association New Initiative Grant, and was able to write a successful grant due to the lessons I learned in Fiscal Management. As this journey ends the possibilities are endless. I am eager to see what comes next both in my professional and personal life."
- Lindsey Pritchard, PRTSM Graduate 2016