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Bachelor of Science Degree in Sport Management

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Students have opportunities to minor in a variety of disciplines (i.e. business, accounting, journalism, coaching, fitness leadership, foreign language)

Raleigh, NC, allows students opportunities to work with professional sport organizations, college recreational programs, community sports programs, intercollegiate athletic programs, and amateur and professional athletic associations.


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The Sport Management degree prepares students for positions within all sectors of the sports industry, including professional organizations, college athletics and recreational or commercial facilities. All aspects of sportsmanagement — from operations to facilities management, finance, marketing and more — are covered.

Recent graduates have secured positions with community parks and recreation agencies; college recreational, intramural and booster programs; YMCA’s, YWCA’s and other non-profits; youth sports associations; amateur and professional athletic associations; intercollegiate athletic programs; professional teams; and a variety of sport-related legal, marketing and event management companies.

The NC State Sport Management program prepares YOU for a career in a fast paced and growing profession. Faculty focus on providing students with the skills, confidence and practical experience needed to design and manage all aspects of sport, including programming, planning, finance, facilities, risk and liability management, sport tourism and understanding the economic impact of sports.

Internships and Professional Experience

Like being an engaged learner? Then you will enjoy our "learning outside the classroom experience". Field excursions, internships, and volunteer experiences introduce students to potential career settings which include:

  • Amateur and professional athletic associations
  • Professional sport teams
  • Youth sports associations
  • Sport marketing and event management companies
  • Community parks and recreation agencies
  • College intramural and recreation programs
  • YMCA's, Boys Clubs and other non-profit youth organizations
  • All aspects of intercollegiate athletic programs

All students are required to participate in an internship with an organization of their choice. The department has established relationships with many organizations and assists students in finding the right fit for them.