Why pursue a sport management degree at North Central College?
Most observers don’t realize that a career in sports can require an extremely broad knowledge base. Our sport management program will provide you with both the broad-based curriculum and the practical experience you’ll need to succeed. In fact, this combination is what sets North Central sport management graduates apart from the competition.
You can also:
Learn from faculty, administrators and professionals with firsthand experience in sports. •
Interact with industry experts on topics such as sport entrepreneurship; running youth sports clubs and leagues; identifying risk management and liability issues in athletics venues; rules and governance changes in the NCAA; and so many more.
Join the SportxNC, an organization for students interested in networking, increasing their marketability, discussing current sport topics, organizing events and taking on leadership roles on special projects and committees.
Take advantage of North Central College’s location in one of the most vibrant sport communities in the country. Professional experiences include volunteering, internships, job shadowing, gameday experiences and networking in a variety of settings.
Additional opportunities include learning tools of the trade in hospitality and fan services with the Chicago Bears or Chicago Fire; sales with the Chicago Dogs, the Windy City Bulls or Kane County Cougars; sport and event management with Game Day USA, the Chicago Marathon, or Spikeball; tourism and marketing with Premier Sport Tourism and the city of Naperville, golf course and country club management from venues like Cress Creek or Cog Hill; sports and training facility operations from the Bulls-Sox Academy and health & fitness clubs such as the Title Boxing Club; and high school athletic or collegiate intramural administration from a number of local institutions.
Sport Management, B.A.
Sport Management, Digital Marketing Track, B.A.
Sport Management, General Business Track, B.A.
The Sport Management program is designed to provide the academic foundation and practical experience required to make an impact in today's sport industry. Business and sport-focused courses with tailored emphasis in a student's chosen area provide a unique combination in preparing students to be curious, engaged, ethical and purposeful citizens and leaders.
Sport Management Internships and Jobs
A North Central education integrates career preparation with rich academic study. Our faculty encourages you to refine and apply your knowledge in an interconnected world. Here you'll learn to think independently and work globally to solve problems and lead.
Recent graduates in sport management interned with:
Chicago Bulls/White Sox Training Academy
Normal CornBelters professional baseball
Chicago Bandits professional softball
Sydney Kings Australian professional basketball
Sport Management Worldwide
Wheatland Athletic Association
Neuqua Valley High School
NCAA DIII Indoor Track & Field National Championships
Windy City Bulls
Chicago Empire FC
Kane County Cougars
Big Ten Conference
Chicago Sports Commission
Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA)
Walt Disney World Resort
Recent graduates in sport management have been accepted at:
North Central College
Illinois State University
Northern Illinois University
Recent graduates in sport management include:
All Physical therapy, Marketing Communications
Lehigh Valley IronPigs, TrackMan Operator
Chicago Bears, ticket sales and service
Tampa Bay Rays, ticket sales
Chicago Red Stars women’s professional soccer, box office coordinator
Campbellsville University, head cross country coach
Chicago Fire men’s professional soccer, marketing coordinator
Title Boxing Club, assistant manager
Premier Tourism Marketing, sports marketing manager
ESPN, associate jr. account manager
New York Islanders
Chicago White Sox, New Business Account Representative
Learfield Sports, Partnership Services Coordinator
Disney Sports/ESPN Wide World of Sports, sales associate
Kansas City Royals, Assistant to Dominican Operations
Vivid Seats, Customer Services
Fanduel, Customer Services
Vail Resorts, Product Sales Lead
Invest in your future
Choosing the right college is a big decision. Don’t make it alone. North Central’s admission and financial aid team is here to help you design a financial aid solution that works best for you and your family.
Merit scholarships, grants, loans, campus employment - these are just some of the resources available to you. Over 95 percent of students and 100 percent of all eligible students receive aid. Let our team partner with you in finding the best value for your education.
North Central makes admission decisions on a rolling basis starting on October 1 for the next academic year. While there is no set deadline, we recommend the following priority deadlines for full consideration and to allow time for visa processing:
May 1 - for the semester beginning in August
October 1 - for the semester beginning in January.
Our academic calendar will have two semesters starting in August 2020, and you can start your program in August or January. Most new students begin in August.