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Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Sport Management Overview

A sport management degree can help you achieve your goals and obtain your dream job in the sport industry. As a sport management major, you will blend your learning of sports and the sport industry with critical thinking skills in business, marketing, accounting and more. Our degree programs provide the flexibility to lead you to the career of your dreams. With your professional advisors helping you along the way, you can mix and match majors and minors to get the perfect degree tailored to you and your career aspirations.

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College could be the perfect fit for you to become the sport management professional you want to be. Throughout the program, you will learn and develop skills in leadership, business, communication and athletics. With a major curriculum of 45 credit hours, you’ll gain a variety of realistic skills, while gaining a strong foundation in liberal arts.


What is sport management?
Sport management is known as the combination of sports and business. The field involves the combination of organizational skills, planning, directing abilities and budget allocating within the sports industry.

Why get a degree in sport management?
A degree in sport management from SMWC will equip you to be a professional with sports knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the sport management industry. At The Woods, you will gain an understanding of current trends and issues in sport management as well as gain knowledge for the complex issues in the areas of professional, intercollegiate, interscholastic and recreational sport. You can’t go wrong with a sport management degree from SMWC.

What can you do with a degree in sport management?
With a sport management degree, you’ll embark on your professional journey with a strong understanding of the sport management industry. Those who earn a sport management degee may obtain positions such as:

  • Sports marketer
  • Game day or event coordinator
  • Athletic coach
  • Fitness manager
  • Sports agent
  • Public relations manager

Check out our blog: Eight careers you can pursue with a sport management degree

What is the average annual salary for someone with a sport management degree?
As you look at starting salaries, remember that the cost of living and opportunities to move with a career or industry sector should also factor into your decision. The average salary for sport management jobs is $64,481 according to

What support and resources are provided at SMWC?
The Learning Resource Center (LRC) provides exceptional, personalized learning resource services to encourage student success. The LRC offers help with a range of academic support services, including a writing center, tutoring, college success courses and more.

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is routinely ranked by US News and World Report among the Best Regional Universities in the Midwest and the Best Value Schools. Our departments are also routinely ranked for their individual degree programs.
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