There is much more to sports than playing on the field. The Sports Management program will pair your interest in management with a passion for sports. It will help prepare you for the many career paths that support a growing multi-billion dollar and global industry.

As the industry grows, so will the need for people to fill valuable roles, such as sports account managers, sports marketers, and athletics directors. These roles are necessary to manage professional teams and arenas at the collegiate and professional levels.   

You’ll be introduced to the management and leadership techniques specifically needed to manage the business side of sports, from youth activities to amateur sports to collegiate and professional teams. Also, you’ll learn about the societal and economic challenges related to sports activities and gain the tools needed to lead change within the industry. 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the employment of entertainment and sports occupations will grow 22% over the next decade, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. Depending on your specific interests within the field, this program will help prepare you for role titles like Sports Account Manager, Sports Agent, Sports Marketing Manager, Sports Facilities Manager, Sports Data Analyst, and Athletic Director. Salaries for these roles range based on experience and skills and run generally higher than the national average for all occupations. 

Program Highlights 

  • You can pair your interest in business management with a love of sports. Put business and leadership skills to practice in an exciting and growing multi-billion dollar industry that touches nearly every community across the globe.   

  • You’ll benefit from Elmira College’s emphasis on experiential learning in this program.

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