Sports Management concentration
Why Study Sports Management?

The sporting industry in the U.S. is a $200 billion a year business. By earning a business degree with a concentration in sports management, you will be prepared for exciting careers in professional sports management, college and high-school athletic departments, park and recreation programs, health clubs, sports media and marketing, and nonprofit sports and fitness organizations like the YMCA.

Why Choose North Park University

Why North Park?

North Park is located in the heart of Chicago, one of the greatest sports cities in America. Chicago is home to more than a dozen major and minor league professional teams and the national headquarters of the YMCA. As part of the sports management concentration, you will complete a 300-hour internship with a Chicago sports and recreation organization to gain a strong foundation in this fast-growing field.

Meet the Faculty

With an advanced degree in sports management and 20 years of experience as a coach and athletic director, Professor John Born has helped develop this new concentration to meet the demands of the job market for sports management specialists.

Learn more about Professor Born and the business faculty.

John Born

By choosing the sports management concentration, you will take four specialized courses and choose one elective in addition to the core business and economics classes:

  • Introduction to Sports Management
  • Sports Marketing and Sales
  • Sports Finance and Operations
  • Business and Professional Ethics
  • Electives: Sports Psychology, Coaching Principles and Administration, Introduction to Athletic Training

Learn more about the courses and requirements for this program.

Careers In Sports Management
  • Athletic director for college or high school
  • Team manager
  • Sports marketing manager
  • Director of team finance and operations
  • Sports philanthropist
  • Public relations executive
  • Stadium manager
  • Community recreation director