Sep 21, 2020  
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 
    
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 [Archived Catalog]

Master of Business Administration/Master of Sports Administration


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Ohio University’s M.B.A./M.S.A. program is a 24-month, 115 quarter hour program. The full-time M.B.A. program is a lockstep 72-credit hour, four academic quarter intensive learning program. The program begins in June and ends one year after in August. All students must begin their M.B.A. study in mid-June with an intensive 10-week prerequisite program.

Twelve of the 72 hours will satisfy the requirements of both the M.B.A./M.S.A. programs. The M.S.A. program requires the completion of 55-credit hours, of which 12 will have been earned while working on the M.B.A. A summer internship experience will occur between the MBA and MSA portions of the program. The M.S.A. curriculum is interdisciplinary, allowing students to concentrate in areas related to communication, finance, higher education, journalism, management, and/or marketing (www.ohiou.edu/sportsad). The M.B.A. program is fully accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business. Additional information on the Ohio University Master of Business Administration can be found in the College of Business section of this catalog. For more information contact the College of Business at www.cob.ohiou.edu/grad/mba.asp.

Eligibility to Apply

You must meet the following requirements for eligibility and consideration for unconditional admission to the School of Recreation and Sciences graduate program in sports administration and facility management:

  1. Earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

  2. Minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on last 90 quarter hours or last 60 semester hours.

  3. Satisfactory scores on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).

Application Process

Note: you must request official scores for the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) be sent directly from the testing agency. Student-supplied photocopies are not accepted as official, but may be included for review and to assist with official score matching. The Ohio University reporting code is 1593.

When you submit an ONLINE APPLICATION, you need to provide printed copies of the following materials to complete your application. You will need two separate envelopes for these materials.

In envelope #1 put items 1-3 (as applicable). Mail this envelope to: Graduate College, McKee House, 44 University Terrace, Athens, OH 45701.

  1. Copy of Application Submission page or the application transaction (order) ID.

  2. Two copies of official transcripts from each U.S. postsecondary institution attended. (Official transcripts are those in envelopes sealed by the issuing institution). Ohio University transcripts will be obtained by the Graduate College on your behalf. If you are applying to the joint M.B.A./M.S.A., please provide three copies.

  3. Two copies of official or registrar certified transcripts/mark sheets and two certified English translations for each non-U.S. postsecondary institution attended (in envelopes sealed by the issuing institution, if possible). Transcripts must reflect all courses taken, including courses that were repeated or taken outside a degree program.

    In envelope #2 put items 4-6. Mail this envelope to: Graduate Coordinator, Sports Administration and Facility Management Program, School of Recreation and Sport Sciences, College of Health and Human Services, Ohio University, Grover Center E118, Athens, OH 45701.

  4. Three (3) letters of recommendation from people who are qualified to evaluate your capability for graduate study, in envelopes sealed by the person writing the recommendation. At least one of your references must be an individual who can attest to your qualifications in your chosen field and one from an academic faculty member who can support your ability to produce successful academic work at the graduate level. These letters are to be on the form available through the Graduate College (www.ohio.edu/graduate). Please make certain to include the program you plan to pursue on the form prior to giving the form to the person providing the reference.

  5. A two to three page typed statement of professional goals that includes information about your background and experiences and how they relate to your future career goals. The statement should include a discussion of:

    • your two most substantial accomplishments and why you view them as such.
    • a leadership situation in which you were involved and what you learned from the experience, and
    • an ethical dilemma you have experienced and how you handled the situation.
  6. A resume, including your educational background and professional work experience.

NOTE: If submitting an online application, do not submit a paper copy of the application for the same term/degree program.

When you submit a PAPER APPLICATION, you need to provide printed copies of the following materials to complete your application. You will need two separate envelopes for these materials.

In envelope #1 put items 1-7 (as applicable). Mail this envelope to: Graduate College, McKee House, 44 University Terrace, Athens, OH 45701.

  1. One completed, signed application (Form 1).

  2. One completed, signed In-State Tuition Rates Form (Form 2).

  3. One completed, signed Background Information & References Form (Form 3).

  4. Non-refundable application fee (check, cash or money order) payable to Ohio University.

  5. Two copies of official transcripts from each U.S. postsecondary institution attended. (Official transcripts are those in envelopes sealed by the issuing institution). Ohio University transcripts will be obtained by the Graduate College on your behalf. If you are applying to the joint M.B.A./M.S.A., please provide three copies.

  6. Two copies of official or registrar certified transcripts/mark sheets and two certified English translations for each non-U.S. postsecondary institution attended (in envelopes sealed by the issuing institution, if possible). Transcripts must reflect all courses taken, including courses that were repeated or taken outside a degree program.

  7. International applicants who need a certificate of eligibility, include one completed, signed Financial Affidavit of Support (Form 4).


    In envelope #2 put items 8-10. Mail this envelope to: Graduate Coordinator, Sports Administration and Facility Management Program, School of Recreation and Sport Sciences, College of Health and Human Services, Ohio University, Grover Center E118, Athens, OH 45701.
  8. Three (3) letters of recommendation from people who are qualified to evaluate your capability for graduate study, in envelopes sealed by the person writing the recommendation. At least one of your references must be an individual who can attest to your qualifications in your chosen field and one from an academic faculty member who can support your ability to produce successful academic work at the graduate level. These letters are to be on the form available through the Graduate College (www.ohio.edu/graduate). Please make certain to include the program you plan to pursue on the form prior to giving the form to the person providing the reference.

  9. A two to three page typed statement of professional goals that includes information about your background and experiences and how they relate to your future career goals. The statement should include a discussion of:

    • your two most substantial accomplishments and why you view them as such.

    • a leadership situation in which you were involved and what you learned from the experience, and

    • an ethical dilemma you have experienced and how you handled the situation.

  10. A resume, including your educational background and professional work experience.

All documents received by the University in connection with an application for admission become the property of Ohio University. They will not be returned or forwarded to another agency or college/university.

Information regarding graduate assistantships can be found on the school’s Web site, www.ohiou.edu/rsps/.

Application Deadline

Students are admitted for summer quarter and must complete the application process by February 1. The final phase of the admissions process involves an on-campus interview at your expense. You will be notified of your selection for an interview and the scheduled date once all items listed above have been received.

International students must complete the application process by February 1, including the presentation of your TOEFL scores (minimum of 600 written; 250 computer for consideration) or IELTS score. As enrollment is competitive, preference for international student admissions is given to applicants who are sponsored by sports organizations, colleges or universities, or government agencies. If you are applying from outside North America, you will be interviewed by telephone at your expense and will be notified of the date, time, and telephone number for the interview once all items listed above have been received.

Program Requirements for the M.B.S./M.S.A. program:


Electives will be determined in consultation with your advisor, based on your specific professional goals.

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