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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.


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.


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.


Suggested course sequence.

Freshman Year
First semester
ECON 101 – Microeconomics
MATH 114 – College Mathematics and Statistics, MATH 115 – Pre-Calculus, MATH 117 – Pre-Calculus for Scientists and Engineers, MATH 221 – Calculus I or MATH 241 – Analytic Geometry and Calculus A
SPTM 210 – Foundations of Sport Management
BUAD 110 – Basics of Business
Natural Sciences and Technology breadth course

Second semester
ENGL 110 – Seminar in Composition
ECON 103 – Macroeconomics
Creative Arts and Humanities breadth course
PSYC 100 – General Psychology
Natural Sciences and Technology breadth course with lab (4 credits)
Sophomore Year
First semester
ACCT 207 – Accounting I (Financial)
MATH 201 – Statistics I
MISY 160 – Business Computing
Social and Behavioral Sciences breadth course
BUAD 301 – Intro to Marketing
SPTM 311 – Practicum in Sport Management (1 credit)

Second semester
ACCT 208 – Accounting II (Managerial)
SPTM 313 – Management of Sport Information
MISY 261 – Business Information Systems
COMM 212 – Oral Communication in Business or HOSP 230 – Executive Presentations
SPTM 315 – Legal Aspects of Sport Management
Junior Year
First semester
SPTM 417 – Sport Marketing
SPTM 418 – Sport Event and Facility Management
BUAD 309 – Organizational Behavior
FINC 311 – Principles of Finance
SPTM 419 – Ethics and Issues in Sport Management

Second semester
SPTM 314 – Financial Aspects of Sport Management
Social and Behavioral Sciences breadth course
SPTM 416 – International Sport Management
History and Cultural Change breadth course
BUAD 306 – Operations Management
Senior Year
First semester
Sport Management or Hospitality elective
BUAD 441 – Strategic Management
Creative Arts and Humanities, History and Cultural Change or foreign language course
Free elective
Free elective

Second semester
SPTM 464 – 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

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Admissions Information

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