Program Description

Whether you are interested in managing stadiums, amphitheaters, performing arts centers or sport arenas, this immersive facilities management program is right for you.

This one-year online graduate certificate program was designed in collaboration with industry experts to either advance your career or facilitate entry into this exciting field.

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. Facilities manager jobs require a specific skill set unique to the industry. The Graduate Certificate in Sport and Entertainment Venue Management equips students to manage public assembly venues and to operate key facilities.

The 12-credit-hour graduate certificate program can be completed entirely online. 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.

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For admission, 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). No GRE exam is required.

Please visit our Apply page for a detailed description of the application process including necessary materials required to be submitted with your application.

Learning Environment

Students in the Sport and Entertainment Venue Management Graduate Certificate program will experience state-of-the-art online course delivery methods that 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.

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Tuition and Monthly Payment Plans

Tuition and fee information for the upcoming semester can be found on the Cashier’s Office & Student Accounts website. NC State offers a monthly payment plan.

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