Sport Management | Mount St. Joseph University
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Sport business is big business

The Department of Sport Management familiarizes students with all aspects of the sport industry and prepares them to be leaders of the future. Our goal is to create a stimulating and cooperative learning environment for analyzing issues pertaining to the business and culture of sports. As one of the few sport-based degree programs housed within a business school, we offer a comprehensive, business-focused curriculum that incorporates classroom learning with real-world, experiential learning.

Sport management students may enroll in the 4+1 M.B.A. Program during their senior year. This option enables students to graduate with two degrees in five years: a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management and an M.B.A.

Featured Courses:

  • Sport Marketing
  • Legal Aspects of Sport
  • New Media and Public Relations in Sport
  • Finance and Economics in Sport
  • Sport Facility and Event Management
  • Historical and Socio-cultural Dimensions in Sport
  • Current issues in the Business of Sport
  • Governance and Policy in Sport
  • Sport Management Intership.

Growing Industry:

  • March Madness basketball tournament generates over $300 million annually for the NCAA.
  • The new college football playoff system is projected to produce $7 billion over ten years
  • The NFL collects over $5 billion though media and broadcast rights fees each year.  The MLB has averaged over 73 million in attendance over the course of the last decade.

Given its tremendous economic impact, the sport industry continues to thrive with more job opportunities than ever before. We offer a comprehensive, business-focused degree that will provide you with a competitive advantage. 

What Sets Us Apart:

  • The Mount offers one of the few sport-based degree programs to be housed within a business division.
  • Expert faculty with sport business related experience.
  • Our Program Partner initiative provides students with additional support in obtaining internships and full-time positions.
  • Over 80 percent of our graduates are either employed full-time or enrolled in graduate school.
  • Our 4+1 MBA program allows students to obtain a sport management degree and an MBA in only 5 years.
  • Minor degree in business administration is incorporated into the major providing an edge for our graduates in the marketplace.

Career Outcomes:

Our graduates have a broad knowledge of sport management and can be effective managers across a wide range of sport organizations such as:

  • Intercollegiate athletics
  • Professional sport
  • Athletic associations
  • High school associations, recreational or intramural sport
  • Event management
  • Facility management
  • Event coordination
  • Marketing
  • Fitness and health
  • Sport product retail.

Course Requirements

Incoming students can click here to view course requirements for the Sport Management program.

News and Events

Stay up to date with the most recent sport management program news and events and sport management industry links; visit the department of sport management page. 

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  • Photo of Dan Yost Dan Yost

    Chair, Department of Sport Management