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Warrensburg, MO 64093
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Sport Management

"What Can I Do With a Major in...Sport Management?"

Why Major in Sport Management?

The graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management will:

  • Develop a foundation for a professional philosophy based on both historical and current knowledge of sport management.
  • Solve science-oriented problems utilizing appropriate concepts, principles, theories and technology in sport settings.
  • Gain an awareness of administering sport and recreational programs for diverse populations.
  • Utilize diverse communication, interaction and facilitation techniques toward the implementation of a successful leadership style in sports organizations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of legal concepts applied toward sport management, including implementation of risk management plans

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Related Career Titles

Athletic DirectorFacility Manager
Account CoordinatorFood and Beverage Manager
Accounting ManagerGame Event Staff
Associate Director for ComplianceGuest Services Manager
Associate Athletic Director for Business ServicesGuest Relations Event Staff
Associate Athletic Director for MarketingGuest Relations Specialist
Associate Athletic Director for Corporate SalesIntramural Recreational Sport Coordinator (College)
Associate Athletic Director of DevelopmentManager for Sports Web Page/Internet Site
Associate Athletic director for Facilities and groundsManager of Group Sale
Associate Athletic Director for CommunicationsMarketing Manager
Associate Athletic Director for FinanceMarketing Account Executive
Corporate Sales Manager Media Relations Assistant
Corporate Partnerships Manager Recreation Supervisor (Municipal Parks and Recreation)
Corporate Communications AssistantSpecial Events Director
Customer Relations ManagerSponsorship Sales Executive
Director of Facility Operations and EntertainmentSponsorship Sales Manager
Director of Corporate SalesSports Communications Coordinator
Director of MarketingSports Arbitrator/Mediator
Director of Special Events and PromotionsSports Agent
Director of New Business DevelopmentSport Video Manager
Director of Fan DevelopmentSports Video Production Assistant
Director of Sports InformationTicket Sales Director
Director of Sports PublicityTicket Manager
Director of Sports MediaTeam Marketing/Promotions Assistants
Director of Community RelationsTournament Operations Manager
Event Manager Tournament Planner
Event SupervisorTicket Sales Account Executive
Event CoordinatorYouth Sports Administrator (Non-Profit Organizations)

Job Search Websites

Teamwork Online
Jobs in Sports
Work in Sports
Sports Career Institute
Higher Ed Jobs

Sports Search

Affiliated Organizations

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
North American Society for Sports Management

Four-Year Academic Plan

Sport Management Advising Sheet


The career paths listed are those which are commonly associated with this area of study and in no way does this site attempt to suggest that these are all of the career paths possible. Some of the career paths listed may require additional education, training, development, licenses and/or certifications. Listings of resources such as job listings, web links, professional organizations, library publications, and other information found on this page are believed to be accurate and true at the time published. The "What Can I Do With A Major In..." database is reviewed and updated every year in July. While no list is truly exhaustive, if you feel something should be added, deleted, changed or updated on this page, please contact the Career Services Center by e-mail at and an out-of-cycle change will be completed.

Who Can Help Me?

Kathy Tierney
Career Development Coordinator