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Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics

Department of Hospitality And Sport Business Management

Sport Management

 

Turn your passion for sports into a rewarding career

The sport management major is designed to prepare you for a successful career in the multi-billion dollar sport industry.

As a sport management major, you’ll take courses that are specific to the sport management discipline, as well as business courses that will help you to develop quantitative analysis skills and an understanding of essential business concepts.

As a sport management graduate, you’ll find diverse and exciting career opportunities. These include careers in professional and minor league sports, intercollegiate and high school athletics, international and national sport governing bodies, sport agencies, sport facilities, businesses that use sports to market their products and sport marketing and event management firms.

Areas of study

 

  • Business
  • Sport management
  • Finance
  • Legal issues
  • Ethics
  • International sport management

 

Career options

 

  • Game presentation assistant
  • Sales consultant
  • Account executive
  • Merchandise representative
  • Inside sales representative
  • Account manager
  • Financial advisor

 

What’s special about this program?

The Lerner College sport management program will help you to go above and beyond your passion for sport by challenging you academically and providing you with practical experience outside the classroom.

 

Our goal is for you to gain as much practical experience as possible while developing professional networks within the sport industry. As a Lerner College sport management student, you’ll complete a nine-credit internship during your senior year and will have access to a number of volunteer opportunities with the UD Athletic Department and other sport organizations.

Get involved

Alpha Kappa Psi

Blue Hen Investment Club

Blue Hen Marketing Club

Delta Sigma Pi

Lerner College Trading Center

Lerner Student Advisory Board

Sport Management Club

Women in Business

Sample curriculum

BUAD110

 

Basics of Business
SPTM210

Introduction to Sport Management

 

ECON101

Introduction to Microeconomics

 

ECON103

Introduction to Macroeconomics

 

ENGL110

Seminar in Composition

 

PSYC100

General Psychology

 

 

 

Mathematics Course
  University Breadth Courses
 
ACCT207

Accounting I

 

ACCT208

Accounting II

 

BUAD301

Introduction to Marketing

 

SPTM311

Practicum in Sport Management

 

SPTM315

Legal Aspects of Sport Management

 

SPTM313
 
Sport & Media
COMM212/HOSP230

Oral Communication in Business or
Executive Presentations & Problem Solving

 

STAT200/MATH201

Basic Statistical Practice or
Statistics I

 

MISY160

Business Computing

 

MISY261

Business Information Systems

 

 

University Breadth Course

 

BUAD306

Service & Operations Management

 

BUAD309

Organizational Behavior

 

SPTM314

Financial Aspects of Sport Management

 

SPTM416

International Sport Management

 

SPTM417

Sport Marketing

 

SPTM418
 
Sport Event & Facilities Management
SPTM419

Ethics & Issues in Sport Management

 

FINC311

Principles of Finance

 

 

Sociology Course

 

 

University Breadth Courses

 

BUAD441

Strategic Management

 

SPTM464

Sport Management Capstone Internship

 

 

Sport Management or Hospitality Elective

 

  University Breadth Course and/or Foreign Language
 
  Elective Courses
 

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