Sport Management (B.S.)
The University of Connecticut's Neag School of Education offers a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Sport Management. The undergraduate program is designed to prepare students to enter careers in the sport industry. The program has a diverse student population representing a variety of geographical, cultural, educational and professional backgrounds.
A student in the Sport Management program at UConn must complete the following courses in the Department of Kinesiology:
- Financial Management in the Sport Industry
- Introduction to Sport Based Youth Development
- Introduction to Sport Communication
- Introduction to Sport Management
- Introduction to Sport Marketing
- Sport in Society
- Sport Law
- Sport Facility and Event Management
In addition students must fulfill a requirement for a Directed Observation and Participation experience and a full Summer Internship. Sport Management majors can choose from a variety of cognate areas: Business Administration, Marketing, Management, Finance, Business Law, Communication Science, Sociology, Psychology, and Educational Leadership. A variety of required field work and internship opportunities help to develop students for careers in sport and athletic organizations.
Graduates of the program are prepared to pursue careers in intercollegiate athletics, facility management, professional sports, the sporting goods industry, private/public sport clubs, resorts, and event management. Some students choose to continue their education through graduate studies in sport management, law and business.
Within the program, undergraduate students are encouraged to become members of the UConn Sport Business Association. Over the years, the UConn Sport Business Association has helped Sport Management students gain hands-on experience in the field, in addition to providing ample networking opportunities. More information on the UConn Sport Business Association can be found here.