Sports Management Major

Bachelor of Science Degree

Take a Leading Role in the Sports Industry

The Sports Management major will prepare you for leadership in the sports industry. You’ll find Urbana sports management alumni working in administrative roles in professional, collegiate and high school sports programs. As a student, you’ll have the opportunity to intern with top-notch professional baseball, basketball and soccer teams, as well as local organizations like the Champion City Kings and the Chiller – just to name a few. You’ll also have the flexibility to take courses on campus, online or a combination of both.

What you’ll LEARN:

The Sports Management major offers a progressive curriculum designed to teach you how to put theory into practice. You’ll be able to focus your studies to your career aspirations by choosing a concentration in Sports Business or Athletic Administration. When you graduate, you will have solid knowledge of applied management, customer-centric principles and critical thinking skills – a winning combination.

In addition to the Urbana University Sport Studies Club, a student organization that builds camaraderie among Sports Management and Exercise Science students, Sports Management students also get hands-on experience by contributing management expertise to create a dynamic wellness community in and around Urbana University.

Program Outcomes

  1. Graduates will be able to identify the disciplines and sub-disciplines within the sport management industry.
  2. Graduates will be able to describe customer-centric principles and apply them to the sport setting. 
  3. Graduates will be able to demonstrate critical thinking to sport management challenges that exist within public and private sector, for-profit and not-for-profit sector, and educational sport settings. 
  4. Graduates will able to explain the principle concepts, theories, practices, and styles of leadership in sport.
  5. Graduates will be able to demonstrate applied sport management principles to scenario based and practical settings.
  6. Graduates will be able to recognize and describe theories of human behaviors in the coaching, exercise and sport settings.

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