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.
"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)
"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)
"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 Undergraduate Sport Business Management Program at UCF is a challenging undergraduate minor designed to develop future business leaders in the sport and entertainment industry. Students in the program also learn about the business side of the sport and entertainment industry by participating in a variety of volunteer, internship and other experiential learning opportunities."
(Provided by: The University of Central Florida)
"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: SNHU)