About the Major
The Sport Management program provides a supportive and collaborative atmosphere designed to prepare you to positively impact the sport industry.
Our Sport Management program will prepare you to work in organizations across the sport industry. The major takes an interdisciplinary approach, combining sport management classes with coursework in accounting, business, marketing, management, communication and psychology. This approach gives students a solid foundation in business practices and their application to sports. Upon graduation, you’ll have a strong professional development background and critical thinking skills that will help you be successful in any workforce.
Course Topics Include
Below are some of the available courses available to Sport Management majors. View the full list of Sport Management courses.
- Introduction to Sport Management
- Sport Psychology
- Leadership in Sport
- Legal Issues in Sport
- Media and Sport
- Sport Promotions and Sales
- Sport Facility Management
- Sport Analytics
- Women in Sport
- Financial Accounting
Hands-On Learning Opportunities
Through practical assignments and discussion of current issues, students learn how sport management can have an impact on the local, regional and global scale. Your upper-level courses will help you gain the tools and skills you’ll need to be successful in your career through hands-on opportunities to create business and marketing plans, organize events, dissect legal briefs and deliver professional presentations.
You’ll also gain real-world experience through your required internship. Examples of internships that many students have completed include working in the following settings:
- SUNY Oneonta Athletics Department
- Cooperstown Dreams Park
- West Point Athletics
- SUNY Binghamton Athletics Dept.
- Local athletics facilities
- Semi-professional teams and leagues
- Sport agencies
- Summer camps
The Sport Management classes use a wide array of facilities, including enhanced classrooms, equipped with current teaching modalities that allow for strong interaction between faculty and students. Sport Management classes also use many of our campus fitness and recreation facilities, which include:
- An indoor 6-lane swimming pool
- Two fitness centers and a free weight space with state-of-the-art equipment
- Two gymnasiums
- Two dance studios
- Racquetball courts
- An indoor track
- Outdoor tennis courts
- Baseball, softball and soccer fields
- Two intramural fields
- A 100 x 70 lighted Astroturf facility surrounded by an eight-lane track
- Miles of hiking and off-road biking trails at our College Camp facility adjacent to campus