​​​Program Description

If you’ve dreamed of working with a sports team, this major is for you. You’ll learn the business of sports, from ticket sales and event coordination to being a sports agent. Your studies will include a combination of fitness, economics, marketing and business.​​

Put Your Degree to Work

Sport management majors often coach or advise teams at all levels. In addition, this degree can be used in combination with another program if you want to become a sports journalist, sports broadcaster or even sports merchandise professional.

​U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sample data

JobMedian PayJob Growth through ​2022​
Coach/scout$28,360 per year15% (36,200 more jobs)
Meeting/convention/event managers$45,810 per year33% (31,300 more jobs)
Sales manager$105,260 per year8% (29,800 more jobs)

For More Information

Visit the College of Health Professions website​ or contact:

Department of Physical Education & Sport
Student Activity Center 194A
Email: wells1cl@cmich.edu
Phone: 989-774-2026

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail please see our official online academic bulletin AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the General Education courses required for all majors and may not include some program specific information, such as admissions, retention, and termination standards.

(Click on the course name or number for a complete course description.)

Sport Management Major

Selection of this major is to prepare students for a career in sport management. Career options include high school, collegiate, amateur, and professional sport management, sport business management, coaching, or employment with non-profit sport agencies. Coordinated major/minor programs are available on an interdepartmental basis to broaden the employment opportunities in sport retail, merchandising, journalism, broadcasting, or event management. Such coordinated programs require early advisement. Students who desire to pursue one of the career opportunities should contact the department of physical education and sport for early advisement. This major is accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA).
Total: 40-46 semester hours
Required Courses I
(31-43 hours)
Note: A minimum of 3 hours of PES 499 must be completed.
PES 119
Introduction to Sport Management
3
PES 180
Sport Management Governance & Organizational Theory
3
PES 218QR
Sport Analytics
3
PES 280
Economics & Finance in the Sport Industry
3
PES 293
Field Study in Sport Management
1-4
PES 318
Social, Historical, & Global Issues in Sport
3
PES 360
Sport Sales & Marketing
3
PES 380
Sport Communication & Mass Media
3
PES 480
Integration of Sport Management Theory & Practice
3
PES 499
Internship in Sport Management
1-12
PES 564
Sport Governance: Ethics, Morals, & Values
3
Required Courses II
(3 hours)
Select one of the following:
ACC 201
Concepts of Financial Accounting
3
ACC 210/ENT 210
Accounting Information for Entrepreneurial Decision Making
3
Electives
(0-6 hours)
May select any of the following:
ART 231
Introduction to Graphic Design
3
BLR 202
Legal Environment of Business
3
COM 361
Interpersonal Communication
3
ECO 211
Economics of Professional Team Sports
3
JRN 350
Public Relations Principles and Practices
3