Sports isn’t all about the athletes, coaches, and competition. It’s also about business. Every sport and athletic enterprise needs people with business skills so at ONU your sports management degree will be a business degree.
At ONU, we’ll prepare you for a successful career in sport management. Our solid curriculum includes a core of 21 business-related courses on which to build a solid foundation of business knowledge needed to help sports organizations be successful in a multi-billion dollar industry. Additionally, sport management-specific courses in the major will give you real-world and practical hands-on learning opportunities and prepare you for the variety of environments you may find in your future career. With these experiences, you’ll learn to communicate, problem-solve, collaborate and lead. These skills are in demand in high school, collegiate, and professional sports.
From day one, you’ll be part of our family. You’ll enjoy small class sizes and amazing friendships. Our dedicated professors will get to know you. They will support you in your coursework, internships, and post-graduate or career preparations. They will become personally invested in your success – in college and beyond.
Upon graduation, you’ll be ready to carve out a career in the exciting world of sport management!
Get on the business side
Large institutions just can’t offer the individualized attention and opportunities you’ll find here. You’ll assist with promotions, media relations, and facility management for our 23 NCAA Division III varsity teams. You’ll have the chance to get involved in professional organizations and attend regional and national conferences. You’ll go on road trips and complete an internship. You’ll build skills and confidence and figure out where you excel and what you’re passionate about.
As a sports management major, you’ll need to complete a 12-week, 450-hour experiential internship geared toward your future. Our sport management students have interned at some cool locations, such as these.
Join a professional organization and you'll learn about opportunities in your field and meet new people or conduct research with a faculty member. Students in sport management, for example, go on facility tours, compete in regional case study competitions, participate in real-time simulations, network with alumni, and participate in team promotions and marketing events for Polar Bear Athletics.