Turn your passion into a career by earning a diploma in Golf Management. You’ll learn the skills that will prepare you for entry-level employment at public and private golf courses and for advancement into a range of positions in the golfing industry.
M State's Golf Management diploma combines classroom study with practical on-the-job experience to prepare you to become a leader in this exciting field. The program includes courses in management, marketing, business, finance and customer service that serve as a foundation for the business aspects of managing golf course operations.
The 60-credit program is taught on the Fergus Falls campus, home of the national champion Spartan golf team. Golf Management students are welcome to compete for the M State golf teams. The men's team claimed the national championship in 2012 and ranked in the top five nationally in each of the next three years. The home golf course for the Spartans and the Golf Management program is Pebble Lake Golf Course, a beautiful 18-hole championship facility in Fergus Falls.
M State also has partnered with the Fergus Falls School District to provide collegiate golfers and Golf Management students with year-round use of the school district's indoor Foresight simulator, which provides swing analysis on the driving range and course simulations with more than 45 courses.
Golf Management Diploma
Locations: Fergus Falls
The diploma in Golf Management provides students with skills necessary for employment or advancement as entry-level golf course employees and prepares students for a variety of positions in the golf industry. In this program, students are prepared to manage golf course operations, oversee the maintenance of golf facilities and equipment and promote the play of golf as a lifelong pastime,skill and social outlet. Students earning the diploma also may choose to continue their study toward an associate, baccalaureate or advanced degree.
General and Operations Manager regional wage
Graduates will find career opportunities in managing golf course operations, coordinating golf shop operations, directing turf and non-turf management practices, overseeing maintenance of golf facilities and equipment, and promoting golf as a life-long pastime and skill.
Description: Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
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Last modified: June 16th, 2015 at 01:02pm