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.

Degrees and programs offered:
  • Bachelor of Science in Sport Management
  • Minor in Sport Management
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.

See also:
  • Minor in Sport Media
  • Minor in Coaching
  • 4+1 Sport Management Program

    Students with strong academic performance may apply for admission to the 4 + 1 Program through ODU's Graduate Programs. Students accepted into the program will work toward completing both their bachelor's and master's degree in Sport Management in a total of five academic years. 


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Includes a program overview, sample semester plan and program course requirements.

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