Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport
Sports Business Thesis II
The Sports Business Thesis II course is designed for students to synthesize knowledge gained throughout their program of study at SPS and complete an independent research study under the close supervision of the course instructor. Under the guidance of a faculty member, students will use skills honed in all courses leading up to the master¿s thesis research project, which is expected to combine research, writing, and analytical methods, to demonstrate expertise within a specific area covered in earlier graduate coursework. Students will be expected to conduct a research study over the course of two semesters and make a clear, educated final recommendation on how to solve, address or advance a key issue or problem within the sports business industry. Personal and colleague-influenced analysis and production along with a demonstration of theoretical and practical knowledge are keys to the finished project. The thesis should contribute new knowledge to the existing work and research surrounding the industry issue or problem. The thesis, delivered in an extended written report along with a timed presentation, brings together the range of learning interest and outcomes accrued over the duration of study within the M.S. in Sports Business degree. Specifically, in the Sports Business Thesis II course, students will collect their data, analyze it, and determine the results of their study. In Sports Business Thesis II, the student will write Chapters 4 and 5 of their thesis and will finalize all thesis chapters in order to submit the final thesis at the end of the semester.