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One-of-a-kind sports product education opportunity

Admissions

The University of Oregon Master of Science in Sports Product Management offers a one-of-a-kind sports and outdoor product education opportunity. Fifty students are given the opportunity each year to expedite their personal development and careers in the sports and outdoor industry.

Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree (fields of engineering, design, biomechanics, chemistry, human physiology, merchandising, and business are preferred but not required) and at least two years of work experience (sports and outdoor product-related experience is preferred but not required)

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Research

The Sports Product Management Program is committed to research efforts that support innovation and advance learnings in the world of sports and outdoor products. Click on the links below to learn more about our research findings.

Pole Vault World Records and Sports Product Innovation
Roger Best, Chris Sataua
July 24, 2016

Will the pole vault world record fall in the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics? To understand our prediction, we need to look at how the event has evolved over time and what role sports product innovation has played in setting 106 world records over the past 166 years.

Supply Chain Impact Days and Return on Assets
Roger Best, John McPhee, Andrew Hamburg
April 13, 2017

In this paper, we used the most recent financial reports for 23 publicly traded sports product companies to quantify the relationship betewen supply chain management and profitability.

Flow Experience and Sports Products
Damian Vaughn, Roger Best, Robin Vieira
November 23, 2017

This paper examines the flow experience of elite athletes and how sports products interact with athletes. Sports products enhance confidence and control when the products perform to an athlete’s expectations and the athlete has developed complete trust in them.

Consumer-Based Sports Product Pricing
Roger Best, Chris Sataua, Jordan Pope
April 8, 2018

Sports product pricing involves many considerations with regard to target consumer needs, competition, brand features, cost, desired margin, and sales. However, a key consumer consideration that is often overlooked is “What would a consumer pay for this sports product?”

Application Process

After a completed application is submitted, it will be reviewed by the Sports Product Management admissions team. Candidates who present a strong application will be contacted to schedule an interview. Interviews may be completed in-person or via Skype/video conference. Candidates will be notified of the admissions committee’s decision within approximately one month of completing the interview.

Application Dates/Deadlines for Fall 2018

Round 1 DeadlineNovember 15, 2017
Round 2 Deadline February 15, 2018
Round 3 DeadlineApril 15, 2018
Round 4 DeadlineJune 15, 2018

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Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition for the 18-month program is approximately $75,000.* This includes classes, course books, 24-hour access to the SPM Innovation Lab and materials, and domestic student trips. Cost of housing, insurance, and transportation is not included. There is an additional $2,000 fee for our two international student trips. For those interested in financial aid, please select the appropriate item from the list below:

  • Loans – Funding you pay back after graduation
  • Work-Study – Earn money for college expenses by working on campus, in the government or in select non-profit agencies
  • Tuition Equity – Under Oregon’s House Bill 2787, certain students from Oregon who intend to become U.S. citizens may qualify for resident tuition rates
  • Scholarships - Additional resources: Scholarships.com, Finaid.org

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*Subject to change

Campus Life

The University of Oregon Lundquist College of Business Portland is located in a new, state-of-the-art building in Portland’s Old Town Chinatown. UO is the anchor tenant in a $37 million, six-story structure located on the corner of Northwest First Avenue and Davis Street, across the street from the White Stag Block, which houses other UO academic programs including the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, School of Journalism and Communication, School of Law, Academic Extension, and the Library and Learning Commons.

Classes are within walking distance of the city’s public transit system connecting downtown Portland with all nearby suburbs and the Portland International Airport. 

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