Sports Management

Sport Management majors will receive a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in sport management. The Sport Management program will prepare individuals for entry-level positions of management and service in a variety of sports organizations in the public and private sectors. The curriculum includes major and related coursework in sport management and business, electives, and a culminating internship experience. The Sport Management program is accredited by The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), the premier professional accreditor for business programs in student-centered colleges and universities throughout the world. Requirements for the internship and graduation include a grade of "C" or higher in all Departmental courses (prefixes of HEA, PED, and REC); an overall Grade Point Average of 2.0 or higher; and other Department, Division, School, and University requirements.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for sport management majors include; front office personnel for professional teams, coaches, ticket managers, marketing managers, convention managers, sports writers, broadcasters, and sports information directors. Graduates also may choose to pursue graduate study in sport management, business administration, law, or other related fields of study, leading to positions in which they can develop, interact, and transform the sport industry in positive ways. The Department has an impressive track record of students finding employment and entering graduate school.

Scholarships & Financial Assistance

Scholarships are awarded for qualifying students through the University Scholarship Program. These include Presidential Scholars, Academic Achievers, and various Departmental scholarships as obtained through grants, projects, internships, Army and Navy scholarships, government agencies, industry, and other organizations. Information on other sources of financial assistance (e.g., Pell Grant, Work-Study, Federal Direct Loan Programs, etc.) is available through the University Financial Aid Office.

Sport Management Degree Program

The Sport Management major prepares individuals for entry level positions of management and service in a variety of sports organizations in the public and private sectors. The curriculum includes major and related coursework in sport management and business, electives, and a culminating internship experience.

Accreditation

The Sport Management program is accredited by The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), "the premier professional accreditor for business programs in student-centered colleges and universities throughout the world." Requirements for the internship and graduation include a grade of "C" or higher in all Departmental courses (prefixes of HEA, PED, and REC); an overall Grade Point Average of 2.0 or higher; and other Department, Division, School, and University requirements.