Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2015-64
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Kathleen Puckett, Chair
Date of First Reading: March 30, 2015
Date of Second Reading: April 20, 2015
Title of Motion: Request from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law – for the establishment of a graduate degree – MSLB in Sports Law and Business
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.
Rationale: The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, in partnership with the W. P. Carey School of Business and in full cooperation with ASU’s Athletics Department, will offer the only graduate program in the United States that provides students with the training to understand the regulatory (legal and policy) and revenue (business, branding, operations, and marketing) forces that drive the global sports industry. This 36-credit master’s degree can be completed in three terms (fall, spring, and summer) for full-time students. Those who are eligible and will benefit from this degree include hardworking professionals working in the sports industry, or who have worked in the area and understand the benefits of this unique program, as a part of their career planning; and recent graduates with strong academic records, an entrepreneurial nature, and a demonstrated commitment to becoming professionals working within the sports industry.