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.
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.
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
Living the Dream
Daniel Davila’s dream was to just get his “foot in the door” and work for a professional sports organization. But this Sport Management graduate has already been able to work for two national teams in the short time since he graduated in 2017. He currently works for the Dallas Stars hockey team and prior to that worked for the Texas Rangers baseball team. “It’s been an amazing journey so far,” he said. He credits the Sport Management program in preparing him for his success by giving him insights on how the sports industry functions. “Our curriculum covered real-life situations and provided tools that could be used outside of the classroom and in my profession.”
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.