Available as major (B.S. degree) and minor
ESPN is the only channel you turn to. You have watched professional and amateur sports in arenas and stadiums all your life. Reports of contract negotiations, rules violations and broadcasting rights grab your attention. Sport management may be just the career that will engage you.
In the U.S. today, the sport industry fuels the economy with more than $200 billion annually. Applying management principles to the business of sports continues to be a challenge.What many fail to consider is the ethical aspect of sport management, as well as marketing and sales. Become a strong influencer for Christ on the playing fields and in the boardrooms and offices across our country.At Olivet, you can:
Putting knowledge to workThe North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) for students and professionals in the fields of sport, leisure and recreation. This organization is dedicated to developing quality professionals by: promoting, stimulating and encouraging study, research and scholarly writing; bringing professionals together for sharing information; developing the theory of sport management and finding the best ways to apply that in the real world. Become a student member and start participating now. Connect with professionals in the field and learn from their experience.CareersIf you have:
then sport management is a field in which you can succeed!Possible careers include: managing director, general manager, program coordinator, director, manager, operations manager, box office manager, booking agent, advertising manager, community marketing manager, event manager, recruiter, scout, public relations officer, marketing manager, contract specialist, agent, athletic director, sport marketing manager, compliance specialist, sport ministry directorPossible employers include: sport management agency, professional or semi-professional sport teams, gaming organizations, sport organizations, arenas and sport facilities, racetracks and motorsports parks, sports media professional, team sales representative, team sales manager, professional athletes, large and mega-churchesSport Management is part of the Department of Exercise and Sports Science within the School of Professional Studies.
Gain the skills and the experience you need to have a successful career in sports management.