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Sports Management

Bachelor of Science

About This Program

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Sports Management provides students with the knowledge and practical experience necessary for a career in sports management. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to seek employment in a variety of organizations, including professional sports organizations, collegiate sports, business, and non-profit organizations.

Program of Study

Students receive a broad-based, personalized education in sports management. The program, which integrates theory with practical internship requirements, develops students for the opportunities available in sports management.

Students receive a broad-based, personalized education in sports management. The program, which integrates theory with practical internship requirements, develops students for the opportunities available in sports management. In addition to the sports management curriculum, the program includes a strong business management component, providing students with the skills necessary to succeed in the corporate areas of this field. The degree program offers students a variety of hands-on experiences which enhance their opportunities for career choices. Also, the general education requirements provide a well-rounded academic foundation.

Program Competencies

In addition to achieving the Wilmington University undergraduate graduation competencies given in the Academic Information and Procedures section of this catalog, upon completion of the Sports Management program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate effective information literacy and communication skills with valid and reliable research.
  2. Apply ethical standards as required by sports management professionals.
  3. Evaluate differences between sports management, sports marketing, and sports finance within the firm.
  4. Analyze how the legal system impacts the fields of amateur and professional sports.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of strategic planning in budgeting, marketing, and promotions in athletics at the college and professional levels, and in public and recreational organizations.
  6. Recognize the diversity and societal impact of sports in the past and the present-day society.

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2014-2015 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2014 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.