Do you love playing sports, but realize that being a professional athlete isn’t likely?
Are you a huge sports fan and watching a game, any game, is your ideal way of relaxing? If so, you probably want sports to be a part of your life, no matter what career path
you choose. A career in sports management might be exactly what you’re looking for. Sports teams and athletic facilities need savvy business professionals to keep them
organized and successful. We can make you the pro they’re looking for.
This program is ideal for students who want their love for sports to grow into a successful and satisfying career. Many of the traits that make a person a good athlete make a good manager as well. So, we take what you’ve learned on the field and as a spectator and apply that to the business world. Through intense classroom learning and internship experience, you’ll discover what happens behind the scenes in a sports organization. You’ll master the business elements that many people don’t even realize are crucial to the sports industry—marketing, organizational leadership, fund-raising, facilities management, accounting, and group dynamics.
This degree will prepare you for a management position in any type of sports and recreation organization, from not-for-profit community organizations to professional sports teams. In any case, you’ll have the satisfaction of making a living and being involved with sports at the same time.
Of course, if you ever want to take your career elsewhere, you’ll be well-qualified for positions outside of the sports industry as well.