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Turn Your Passion for Sports into a Rewarding Career

The sport management major is designed to prepare you for a successful career in the multi-billion dollar sport industry.

As a sport management major, you’ll take courses that are specific to the sport management discipline, as well as business courses that will help you to develop quantitative analysis skills and an understanding of essential business concepts.

As a sport management graduate, you’ll find diverse and exciting career opportunities. These include careers in professional and minor league sports, intercollegiate and high school athletics, international and national sport governing bodies, sport agencies, sport facilities, businesses that use sports to market their products and sport marketing and event management firms.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Internship Opportunities

The Lerner College sport management program will help you to go above and beyond your passion for sport by challenging you academically and providing you with practical experience outside the classroom. As part of this experience, you’ll complete a nine-credit internship during your senior year.

Volunteering

As a Lerner College sport management student, you will have access to a number of volunteer opportunities with the UD Athletic Department and other sport organizations in the area. Our goal is for you to gain as much practical experience as possible while developing professional networks within the sport industry.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Suggested course sequence.

Freshman Year

First semester
ECON101 Microeconomics
MATH221 Calculus I
SPTM210 Foundations of Sport Management
BUAD110 Basics of Business
Natural science/technical breadth course

Second semester
ENGL110 Seminar in Composition
ECON103 Macroeconomics
Creative arts & humanities breadth course
PSYC100 General Psychology
Natural science/technical breadth course with lab (4 credits)

Sophomore Year

First semester
ACCT207 Accounting I (Financial)
MATH201 Statistics I
MISY160 Business Computing
History & cultural change breadth course
BUAD301 Intro to Marketing
SPTM311 Practicum in Sport Management (1 credit)

Second semester
ACCT208 Accounting II (Managerial)
MATH202 Statistics II
MISY261 Business Information Systems
COMM212 Oral Communication In Business
SPTM315 Legal Aspects of Sport Management

Junior Year

First semester
SPTM417 Sport Marketing
BUAD306 Operations Management
BUAD309 Organizational Behavior
FINC311 Principles of Finance
Sociology course

Second semester
SPTM314 Financial Aspects of Sport Management
Social & behavioral science breadth course
SPTM416 International Sport Management
Creative arts & humanities, history & cultural change or foreign language course
SPTM419 Ethics & Issues In Sport Management

Senior Year

First semester
Sport Management elective
BUAD441 Strategic Management
Free elective
Free elective
Free elective

Second semester
SPTM464 Internship (9 credits)
Free elective
Free elective

Career Opportunities

  • Game presentation assistant
  • Sales consultant
  • Account executive
  • Merchandise representative
  • Inside sales representative
  • Account manager
  • Financial advisor
  • Athletic director

Admissions Information

Learn more about undergraduate admissions requirements, deadlines, tuition and financial aid available to you.

Admissions & Financial Aid