The Sport Management Major is for people who have a real interest the business of sports. When you go to a football or baseball game, you’ll see a much larger “food chain” around it. You’ll learn the workings of the stadium, concessions, ticketing, marketing, equipment, turf management and every other aspect of the sports or venues you serve. The Sport Management degree will enable you to have a fulfilling career in the sports field without having to be an athlete.
"So dig your shoes in the dirt and get ready to score in the real world. Imagine yourself interning with an affiliate of the Tigers, Red Wings, or Pistons. Managing game day in our 362,000-square-foot athletics complex. Helping organize a nationally famous 25K run. You’ll be immersed in the sports industry well before you graduate."
(Provided By: Calvin University)
"A curriculum of sport management, business and liberal arts courses - combined with valuable sports-related field experiences - gives you a solid foundation for a sport management career. Our sport management major graduates have found career opportunities in professional sports, sports and fitness clubs, golf clubs, ski areas, education, the media and community recreation organizations."
(Provided by: Southern New Hampshire Univerity)
"Students complete internships in a wide variety of settings including major and minor league sports teams, Division I colleges and universities, the NCAA, sport and fitness facilities, the Iditarod dog sled race, sport sales, and sports information and media."
(Provided by: Manchester University)
"Sport business and finance: Procure and negotiate employment and endorsement contracts for athletes and teams. Athletic event planning: Organize and promote games, tournaments, fundraisers and other events on behalf of an organization. Facility management: Oversee the operations of major arenas, sporting venues, and other facilities. Sports organization management: Coordinate and manage athletic teams and foundations."
(Provided by: Syracuse University)
"The curriculum of the Sports Management program enables students to gain extraordinary and theoretical knowledge from courses, such as Sport Governance and History, Facility & Equipment/Event Management, Community Recreation & Fitness, Sports, Ethics & the Law, and Organization & Administration of Recreation."
(Provided By: Coppin State University)
"Experiential learning provides immersive experiences that develop students' professional skills and networks to serve as a bridge to their careers. Pacific sport management students gain experiential learning through required internships, immersive class assignments with sport organizations and a sport-specific study abroad program."
(Provided By: University of The Pacific)
"Career sport managers work in numerous professional capacities in a variety of organizations such as collegiate and professional sports, sports information, facilities management, sporting goods industry, and campus recreation."
(Provided by: West Liberty University)
"As a Sport Management major, you’ll discover the social, economic, and operational impacts of sport business from the inside out and how you can make a real difference in the field."
(Provided By: The University of Michigan)
"Business courses such as Principles of Accounting, Principles of Management, and Business Law will give you a practical knowledge of business. Additionally, you will be able to take Sport Management courses including Introduction to Sport Management, Event Management, Sport Law, Economics and Finance of Sport, and Theory and Psychology of Coaching."
(Provided By: Erskine College)