Why Sports Management?
- 1If you are passionate about athletics, studying Sports Management will allow you to make your passion into a career. According to The Princeton Review, "Sports Management lets you participate in the exciting world of sports from a business standpoint."
- 2According to Forbes, the average Sports Management graduate has a salary of $100,000 by the time he or she reaches age 30.
- 3Having a degree in Sports Management does not limit you to sports-related careers. Because Sports Management students study business, Sports Management students have countless career paths at their disposal after graduation.
Careers in Sports Management
- Marketing Executive
- Public Relations
- Sports Manager
Alumni Graduate Schools
- Liberty University
- Northwestern University
- University of Indianapolis
- Illinois State University
- Indiana State University
Why Study Sports Management at Saint Joseph's College?
Our Sports Management group major is a joint effort between our Department of Physical Education and Department of Business Administration. After graduation, students will be prepared to work for sports and fitness organizations, athletic departments, and sports-related marketing corporations. By combining foundational Business Administration and Physical Education classes with industry-specific courses, SJC enables Sports Management students to become successful in a thriving field.
In order to ensure that our Sports Management students receive “real life” experience, the Sports Management curriculum includes SPM 425: Field Experience in Sports Management. During SPM 425, students are given the opportunity to participate in field experiences and investigate career paths that interest them. Recently, our Sports Management students have explored careers in sports law, sports marketing, and sports psychology. Students have also explored specific occupations, including positions as athletic directors, merchandising and licensing liaisons, sports agents, sports historians, sports information directors, sports reporters, and talent scouts, just to name a few.
Dedication to Excellence
The SJC Sports Management curriculum is designed to provide students with a strong foundational education. After graduation, SJC’s Sports Management majors are prepared to either enter the workforce or further their education with graduate studies.
Faculty and Class Size
Because the degree is a joint effort between the Department of Physical Education and the Department of Business Administration, Sports Management students have the privilege of working with professors from two disciplines. Both the Department of Physical Education and the Department of Business Administration consist of professors who have earned doctoral degrees and have extensive professional experience in their fields of expertise.