Sport Management

The Sport Management major prepares students for a variety of entry-level management and administrative positions in the exciting world of sports. The degree helps students develop the skills needed to organize, administer, and facilitate sport programs at the corporate, agency, amateur and professional levels. Graduates of the program are also prepared to pursue a graduate degree in sport management, if they so desire.

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Casey Frazier

Student

Though I grew up 20 minutes away from campus, I never really knew about UMHB. Coming into college I had no idea about what degree or career path I wanted to pursue, but being here has given me many opportunities to explore and helped me figure out what I want to do.

Casey Frazier

Student

Why should I choose Sport Management?

Majors can combine their love of sports with interdisciplinary studies of how to organize, manage, and promote sport activities and organizations.

What are some courses I will take?

  • Governance in Sport
  • Sport Promotion/Marketing
  • Sociology of Sport
  • Sport Venue/Event Management
  • Ethics in Sport

What are some career options?

With a degree in Sport Management, your future is open to many job opportunities:

  • Athletic Events Manager
  • Sports Agent
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Facility Manager

Who is hiring UMHB students?

UMHB Sport Management students have found success in many different places:

  • Texas Rangers
  • Texas Motor Speedway
  • Texas Stars
  • Houston Texans
  • Harker Heights Parks and Recreation

Where can I go to grad school?

If you'd like to continue your education, here are some great options:

  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • Texas A&M University
  • Sam Houston State University

What makes Sport Management at UMHB special?

Students have opportunities to attend conferences where they can learn and network with people in the sport industry.

Majors complete a field experience in a professional setting to gain hands-on experience and learn about current trends and practices in the sport management arena. The program’s relationship with UMHB athletics also offers opportunities for students to practice skills and gain experience.

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Page last updated August 29, 2018