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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
ECON101 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
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
Sociology University Breadth
BUAD301 Intro to Marketing
SPTM311 Practicum in Sport Management (1 credit)

Second semester
ACCT208 Accounting II (Managerial)
SPTM313 Management of Sport Information
MISY261 Business Information Systems
COMM212 Oral Communication In Business or HOSP230 Executive Presentations
SPTM315 Legal Aspects of Sport Management

Junior Year

First semester
SPTM417 Sport Marketing
SPTM418 Sport Event & Fac. Mgt.
BUAD309 Organizational Behavior
FINC311 Principles of Finance
SPTM419 Ethics & Iss. In Sport Mgt.

Second semester
SPTM314 Financial Aspects of Sport Management
Social & behavioral science breadth course
SPTM416 International Sport Management
(HCC) Hist. & Cult. Change Breadth
BUAD306 Operations Management

Senior Year

First semester
Sport Management or Hospitality elective
BUAD441 Strategic Management
CAH, HCC, or Foreign Language
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

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