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Sport Management

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


College: College of Education & Behavioral Science

Department: Health, Education and Sport Sciences

Description

The B.S. degree in Sport Management is designed to prepare future professionals the needed knowledge, skills and experiences interested in careers in intercollegiate and professional athletics organizations, sport facility management (arenas/stadiums), campus and community recreation programs, sports information/public relations, sport marketing and management agencies, sport news media, and sport merchandise. This is a fast-paced, challenging, highly regarded, behind-the-scenes, managerial, professional field that requires students to have the academic background, management experience, communication abilities, and leadership qualities to be successful.

Career Opportunities & Salary

  • Intercollegiate athletics (marketing, development, event operations, compliance, finance, media relations, and sales): $28,000-38,000
  • Professional sport: Entry $30,000-40,000
  • Sport facility management: $26,000-32,000
  • Sports agencies: $26,000-32,000
  • Campus recreation directors: $26,000-32,000
  • Community-based sport (e.g. YMCA, parks & recreation programs): $26,000-32,000
  • Sports information/media relations (e.g college, professional, Olympic, conference, NCAA and other national governing agencies): $28,000-38,000
  • Sport marketing (e.g market research, promotion, fundraising and sales): $35,000-45,000
  • Event management: $26,000-32,000
  • Sport journalism/web management: $26,000-32,000
  • Degree Plans
  • Sports Management/Administration Alumni
  • Student Achievement Tables

Accreditation

The sport management degree program at Arkansas State University has received specialized accreditation through the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) located in Arlington, Virginia, USA. The sport management programs in the following degrees are accredited by COSMA: 

  • Bachelor of Science in Sport Administration