Sport Management

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The B.S. Degree in Sport Management provides essential preparation for careers in high school and collegiate athletics, professional athletics, parks and recreation management, business management, event management, sports marketing, and facility management. Sport management is a growing profession that is attractive to anyone who wishes to work in the sport industry.

The Sport Management program offers students the opportunity to pursue a degree in the growing field of Sport Management. Students can pursue three concentrations: Sport Management and Administration, Sports Marketing and Promotion, or Sport Communication. Critical thinking, ethical values, oral and written communication, networking skills, and leadership skills are emphasized. Students are encouraged to volunteer and seek opportunities on-campus in the community to help build their resumes and to gain valuable work experience. Students will be required to complete a practicum and internship before graduation.


The primary objectives of the program are for graduates to be able to:

  • Apply fundamental principles from the core knowledge base of Sport Management
  • Effectively communicate in both written and oral form.
  • Recognize ethical dilemmas in sport management and professional environments and demonstrate social responsibility.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to sport business decisions.
  • To obtain practical experience in the field.
  • To prepare students to be productive sport industry professionals.

Plan of Study

Bachelor of Science in Sports Management


  • Community Athletic Director
  • Sport Program Director
  • Assistant Community Relations Director
  • Inside Sales Representative
  • Assistant Operations Manager
  • Youth and Senior Activity Coordinator
  • Event Coordinator
  • Facilities Manager
  • Sports Information Assistant
  • Media Relations Assistant
  • Sport Agent
  • Athlete Development Specialist
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Groundskeeper
  • Database Analyst
  • Gameday Coordinator
  • Ticket Office Coordinator

Salary Information
The average entry level salary ranges from $35,000 to $42,000, depending geographical location, type of job, experience and education level. According to the Department of Labor, the median salary for athletes and sport competitors is, $51,370 per year, $34,840 for coaches and scouts, and $28,550 for officials, referees and other sport officials.

 Department of Labor:

Additional Fees not Included in Tuition


Proctoring Fees

Possible depending upon proctors 

Internship Required? Yes or No, if so what semester and are there any fees associated

Yes, Junior or Senior years and No fees. Requires Practicum with no additional fees in Junior or Senior year

Laboratory fees associated with the course(s)? Yes or No


Are Online Subscription's required for course(s)? Yes or No


Membership fees associated with academic program? Yes or No


The programs in Business Administration, Accounting and Sport Management are AACSB Accredited (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).

AACSB International accredits the business administration program. The accreditation is a gold standard in business education, which endorses that the Department is committed to fulfilling its mission and continues to sustain and improve the educational quality of its undergraduate degree program. Only a limited number of schools are accredited by AACSB using the business standards of AACSB International as interpreted by its peer review team(s), accreditation committees, and the Board of Directors.




Department Chair

Debjani Kanjilal, Ph.D.

Professor, Economics  
213 Williams Hall  
Campus Box 781  
Phone: (252)335-3188  
Fax: (252)335-3491