Degree Offered: Bachelor of Science
Minor Offered: Sport Management
Sport Management is a comprehensive field of study that includes the management, marketing, promotion, communication, legal preparation, and financing of sport and recreation facilities, events, and organizations. The mission of the Sport Management Program is to provide students with coursework and field experiences that develop contemporary sport management knowledge, skills, and dispositions while encouraging contemplation of truth, community involvement, multicultural support, creative inquiry, and ethical values in sport and recreation settings. The vision of the Sport Management Program is to provide a culture of excellence in academic efforts for developing comprehensive sport management skills and talents needed in the professional field or graduate school.
The sport management major adopts an interdisciplinary approach in developing skills and knowledge for effective decision making in sports organizations. It builds upon solid foundation in the liberal arts and a core program in business and economics. The major prepares students for career opportunities with professional and amateur sports teams and clubs and in sports media and sports-related services. Through a strong internship program, each student will demonstrate practical skills in a specific arena of sports industry.
Students majoring in sport management may choose a minor from the following areas: Business Administration, Coaching Certification, Marketing, or Public Relations & Marketing Communications. Students interested in applying to the MBA 4+1 Program should complete a Business minor and ACT 210 and ACT 220.
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