The sports industry continues to experience significant growth as a business sector of the economy. As the industry expands, so does the need for sports management specialists who are trained in business management skills and also demonstrate sensitivity to the unique features of the sports enterprise. College graduates in management of sports industries can pursue careers in professional sports franchises, coliseum and arena management, ski resorts, corporate fitness centers, college sports programs, sports media industries, sporting goods merchandising, and a wide variety of other sports-related areas. Students of this program receive specialized training in areas such as sports law, marketing, finance, and event management, which are all integrated by way of the comprehensive internship requirement.
Students earning a B.S. degree in management of sports industries are required to complete 121 credits, including the core curriculum (37 credits), core curriculum restricted electives (12 credits), and core curriculum electives/PACE requirements (12 credits), and the business program core (30 credits). The following are in addition to the aforementioned curricular requirements: