The sport business management major prepares graduates to pursue career opportunities across a wide spectrum of the sport industry from amateur, collegiate, professional, or corporate sport settings. It also prepares graduates for roles in sport management, marketing, sales, finance, compliance, facilities, or law. Graduates may also pursue further study in the field of sport management. The curriculum follows guidelines established by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs and the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation.
The sport business management major combines out-of-class experience with in-class learning. Every student must complete three out-of-class practica for a real-world introduction to various aspects of sport business management. In addition, students must also complete a 12-week internship that provides practical industry experience in the specific field the student wishes to pursue.
An overview of the required courses in the sport business management major is available, as well as a list of course syllabi. Additional information can be found in the online catalog
Our program also offers a sport management minor. The minor builds a foundation for students in other majors who hope to pursue sport-related careers, such as high school athletic director or baseball announcer.