Sport Management Degree
This growing field offers students excellent opportunities for careers in the sports and sport equipment industries.Request Information
The Sport Management major consists of the School of Business Core courses supplemented
with courses in sport management and athletic equipment management. The program is
based on a set of principles covering key content areas:
Social, psychological and international foundations of the sport
Legal aspects of sport
Integrative experiences involving strategic policies, internships, and a capstone experience
Students in the Sport Management major choose one of two tracks for their career development: General track or Athletic Equipment Management track.
The management of sport organizations and programs is a recognized area of management.
Why a Sport Management Degree?
The bachelor of business administration in sport management is perfect for students who wish to manage sports-related businesses, not-for-profit organizations such as fitness centers, community organizations such as the YMCA, and sport facilities such as stadiums. This growing field offers students excellent opportunities for careers in the sports and sport equipment industries as the need for qualified equipment managers has surged in recent times.
About the Sport Management Major
The B.B.A. in Sport Management consists of the School of Business core classes supplemented with coursework in sport management and athletic equipment management. Students receive a thorough understanding of topics such as sport marketing, ethics, finance, and economics, as well as legal aspects and the social, psychological, and international foundations of the sport.
Sports management majors choose between two tracks within the degree program.
Sport Management (General Track): This track provides students with education and training in the basic economic and social environment of sport business, the financing and operations of facilities, the marketing and managing of events, and an internship that applies course concepts to solve actual issues in sport management.
Athletic Equipment Management Track: The only program of its type in the United States, this track enables students to develop a broad perspective on issues concerning athletic equipment management, including such topics as purchasing, fitting, maintenance and repair, management, and accountability.
A minor in Sport Management is also offered.
2016-2017 Program Catalog
McKendree University provides you with interactive learning opportunities through our small class sizes, experienced faculty, and unique internship experiences that move you beyond the classroom. We are committed to your success in the degree programs we offer, the internships and extracurricular activities that will set you apart, and the college experience you’ll get here. Just 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, Missouri, McKendree University is located in historic Lebanon, Illinois, and affords students a host of enriching cultural, career, and entertainment opportunities.
Exciting internships give you the opportunity to participate in the actual operations of a commercial organization even before you graduate
Related clubs and honor societies allow you to meet others and enhance your resume
Graduates in sport management find careers in professional sports teams, college and university athletic departments, and secondary schools. They also manage a wide variety of sports facilities, including fitness centers and athletic community organizations.
Sociology of Sport
Sports Facilities and Event Management
Sport and Health Psychology
Club Information / Honor Societies
Iota Tau Alpha (Athletic Training Honor Society)
Sigma Beta Delta (Business Honor Society)
Phi Beta Lambda (Business Service Club)
Meet the Faculty
Clark Hall, Lower Level 6
Assistant Professor of Sport Management
Piper Academic Center (PAC) 108
Curriculum Director for Athletic Training
Bearcat Hall 102
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