Get Your Degree in Sports Management

As a concentration within the Business Administration major, this program combines recreational administration with the foundations of business. We'll help you hone your skills in communication, finances, and planning for a career managing collegiate and professional sports teams, sports governing organizations, private facilities, and more.

Sports Management Program Highlights

  • Internship placements and site visits throughout the capital city. 
  • Study key business topics such as Finance, Marketing, PR, Leadership, and Communication.
  • Professors with expertise in Human Resources, International Business, Economics, Finance, Hospitality & Tourism, Management, Marketing, and Corporate Social Responsibility. 
  • Master's degree opportunities, including the one-year MBA at Columbia College.

Modality & Benefits

Get a traditional college experience with lively in-person classroom discussions and close proximity to your professors, mentors, and best friends. 

Start Dates: 

January & August  

  • Semester-Based Timeline
  • Face-to-Face Instruction (some Online options)
  • In-Person Office Hours & Support
  • Relationships & Networking
  • Extracurriculars & Immersive Campus Experience

Sports Management Curriculum

Major Requirements

Popular Sports Management Classes

  • Principles of Marketing
    Learn methods used to communicate with the consumer, middleman, and industrialist.
  • Events and Facility Management 
    Explore topics like revenue streams, design and planning, scheduling and operations, and staff management.
  • Personal Health and Wellness
    Discuss the behaviors and skills necessary for establishing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Steer Your Team to Success

For sports-related positions, job growth is currently much faster than average (BLS). Sports management can be a lucrative career option, with many opportunities for networking and advancement.

Start a Thrilling Career

  • Athletic Director
  • Facilities Manager
  • Sports Promotor
  • Sports Marketing Manager
  • Sports Agent
  • Sports Accountant

Get your MBA in One Year

Increase your earning potential and become even more marketable with a master's degree. Your solid foundation will make you a strong candidate for any graduate program. Check out our 1-year MBA program.