​​​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.​​

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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.

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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
PES 180
Sport Management Governance & Organizational Theory
Sport Analytics
PES 280
Economics & Finance in the Sport Industry
PES 293
Field Study in Sport Management
PES 318
Social, Historical, & Global Issues in Sport
PES 360
Sport Sales & Marketing
PES 380
Sport Communication & Mass Media
PES 480
Integration of Sport Management Theory & Practice
PES 499
Internship in Sport Management
PES 564
Sport Governance: Ethics, Morals, & Values
Required Courses II
(3 hours)
Select one of the following:
ACC 201
Concepts of Financial Accounting
ENT 210
Accounting Information for Entrepreneurial Decision Making
(0-6 hours)
May select any of the following:
ART 231
Introduction to Graphic Design
BLR 202
Legal Environment of Business
COM 361
Interpersonal Communication
ECO 211
Economics of Professional Team Sports
JRN 350
Public Relations Principles and Practices