Majoring in Sport Management

You will learn from and network with experienced sports industry professionals in this Sport and Recreation Management degree program.

“The sports industry is … one of the fastest growing industry areas — and there’s a wide range of careers that sport management majors can go into.”

Kevin Fletcher, Ph.D.
Chair and Undergraduate Program Director, School of Management

Sport Management Classes

As a Sport and Recreation Management major, you’ll take specialized courses, such as sport law, sport marketing, facility and event management, sport psychology, nutrition, coaching theory, physical education and courses on various athletic games.

You’ll also take general business courses, such as marketing, management, law, information systems, leadership and diversity and human resources. You will apply what you learn in class at a professional internship that is tailored to your goals.



Classes are taught by full-time professors and experienced sport and recreation management professionals.

We keep classes small, therefore professors can offer individual attention and support that is rare in business schools.


Internship and Networking Opportunities

Employers that have hosted interns from Sage’s sport management degree program include the Madison Mallards collegiate summer baseball team, Nike Basketball Camp, New York State Public High School Athletic Association Inc. and the New York State Department of Health.


Sports industry leaders are frequently invited to classrooms as guest speakers and many provide internship opportunities. You’ll also get to network with leaders from across industries at school-sponsored events like career panels and weekend-long business-plan intensives.

Careers with a Degree in Sport Management

Sport management majors go on to work with professional and minor league teams, high school and college athletics departments, club-level athletics teams, private and public fitness facilities, camps, parks, athletics merchandise companies and more.

Individuals with a sports management degree work in a range of positions, including administration, sports information, advertising, marketing and public relations, sales, coaching, and facility and event management.

Graduate Studies with a Degree in Sport Management

Our Sport and Recreation Management majors may receive assured or early acceptance to Russell Sage College’s:

If you are interested in pursuing a master’s degree at Russell Sage College, you can take graduate courses in your senior year and may be eligible to get prerequisite courses waived — this means you can earn a bachelor’s degree and graduate degree in about five years.

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