Sport has influenced virtually every aspect of our culture in recent years, and growth
on local, regional, national, and international levels has created growing management-level
positions in the sports industry.
This major is designed to address the unique position of sport in the global economy.
Employment opportunities for graduates include high school/youth sport, recreation
management, health and fitness, intercollegiate athletics, professional sport, sport
agency, facility management, event management, community relations, and retail marketing.
As a result of trends in the industry, many graduates choose to continue their education
through graduate studies in areas such as sport management, business, and law.
Through the required courses, students will broaden their knowledge of the business
aspects of the sports industry and develop a greater understanding of the sociocultural
role of sport in society. This interdisciplinary program combines required coursework
in sport management with business courses offered through Towson University’s College of Business and Economics. Students must complete a minor in business administration with coursework in accounting, micro- and macro-economics, finance, marketing and
management. View all degree requirements and course descriptions in the Undergraduate Catalog.
A strong passion for sport is not enough to guarantee success in this industry. As
such, students are encouraged to become involved while on campus through volunteer
and internship experiences as well membership in the Sport Business Association. Through
both their academic and practical pursuits, students should be prepared to be challenged
as they transition into future sport leaders.
The internship is a critical component of the major and is required to complete the program. Towson
University’s location gives students access to many internship sites within the sport
industry, with the Baltimore, Washington DC, Philadelphia markets within close proximity.
Careers in Sport Management
Unsure where the major will take you? Learn more about your career options by visiting
the Career Resource Library.
View more information: https://www.towson.edu/chp/departments/kinesiology/undergrad/sportmgmt/