Are you looking to combine your mind for business and your heart for sports?
Sports is one of the most highly competitive and most rapidly expanding venue in the United States’ economic system. But there is more to sports than just strong athletes performing on game day: there is a lot of essential behind-the-scenes work that has to happen to get them there… and that’s where Sports Management comes in.
The Sports Management degree program is designed for students interested in the administrative processes of planning, organizing, staffing, coordinating, reporting, and evaluating in the sports industry. Sports Management can be a fast-paced and competitive arena. As a Christian university, we encourage students to display poise, integrity, and confidence in their approach to this field. This degree will prepare students to enter the industry in the field of sports managing, promoting for a sports team, or representing the public image of an athletic organization.
Because this is such a competitive field, there are plenty of job opportunities available for graduates with a Sports Management degree, such as:
- Public Relations agent (median salary $70K)
- Sports Analyst (median salary $80K)
- Athlete or team manager (median salary $90K)
- Promotion specialist (median salary $83K)… and more!
Read more at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics here.
It’s the best of both worlds!
Combining the best of both worlds, business and sports, Sports Management majors will have the chance to explore all areas of business, such as marketing, leadership, finance, and public relations, and they will be able to connect this to the science and promotion of sports in a unique and challenging way. As a Sports Management student, your education will include courses such as:
- Christian Worldview and Apologetics
- Business Ethics
- Sports Advertising
- Recreational Leadership
- Exercise Physiology
- Negotiation Strategy
- Sports Law
- Principles of Marketing…and more!
Be an effective witness for the gospel of Christ by pursuing a significant area in our nation’s eyes and by learning how to use sports as a medium to promote Christian values and ethics with honest business practices.
Chesapeake Energy School of Business Faculty
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Sports Management Degree Plan
Click here to go to the OKWU course catalog, which outline course descriptions and degree plans for all majors. Information about the Chesapeake Energy School of Business begins on page 104, and the degree plan for this major begins on page 122.