Sport Management (BS)
About the Sport Management Bachelor Degree
The Bachelor of Science in Sport Management program at Fisher College is committed to fostering educational excellence through a carefully designed sport management curriculum that examines the disciplinary foundations of sport management and organization. This curriculum provides a strong base of fundamental management knowledge and professional skills to prepare students for the unique demands of business and the global sport industry.
The sport management program builds on the liberal arts foundation to develop students who possess strong analytical abilities, critical thinking, interpersonal and communication skills. The program examines the disciplinary foundations of sport management by engaging the student in the learning process with collaborative and practical experiences. The program emphasizes the value of leadership, teamwork, professional writing, and oral communication skills. Graduates from the program will have a foundation of business management knowledge, transferable skills and will be prepared for a diverse array of careers in business and sport industries
This program will provide students with the opportunity to develop the following competencies and ability to:
- Demonstrate knowledge in all areas of a sport organization
- Implement professional writing and oral communication skills.
- Examine and appraise the sport industry and its relationship to culture and society in the United States and globally.
- Compare and relate how management theory applies to real world practice.
- Recognize and evaluate ethical decision-making and the economic priorities and social responsibilities of sport organizations in our society
- Demonstrate critical thinking and analytical abilities in the creation of a culminating project to highlight their professional capabilities.
Sport Management Career Track
Graduates who have earned a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management degree have the chance to work in a variety of highly sought-after jobs, as the opportunity to work with professional, collegiate, or recreational athletics attracts many professionals from a variety of disciplines. The success of sport organizations relies on the same financial, operational, and marketing functions that are required of any other business. The sport management program prepares its graduates to perform these fundamental skills, with specialized knowledge of issues specific to the sport industry. With these assets, graduates can gain jobs as athletics administrators, sport marketing and public relations professionals, game day and event coordinators, facility operations managers, guest relations managers, corporate partnerships managers, sales executives, and sport agents and recruiters. Graduates of the program are also well-equipped to pursue a master’s degree in business or other relevant academic fields.