Why Study Sport Management?
The sporting industry in the U.S. is a $200 billion a year business. By earning a business degree with a concentration in sport management, you will be prepared for exciting careers in professional sport 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.
Internship Requirement and Sites
To earn a business and economics degree with a concentration in sport management you’ll complete a 150-hour minimum internship. This valuable first-person experience in a professional setting will introduce you to the industry and help you build connections that may help you in your first career after college. Our Career Development and Internship Office will help match you with the best internship for your career goals.
North Park University students have completed internships at sites including:
- The Chicago Bandits
- Chicago Bears Training Camp
- Players U. Training Facility
- Street Soccer USA
- Wright College Athletic Department
Beyond the Classroom
Enhance your education with many extracurricular options, including Business Club or Nonprofit Leadership Club, Career Advantage, University Ministries programs, North Park Theatre, study abroad, Student Government Association, intramural sports, or many other clubs and student organizations. You’ll have the chance to expand your leadership skills, make friends, and find new hobbies.
By choosing the sport management concentration, you will take four specialized courses and choose one elective in addition to the core business and economics classes:
- Introduction to Sport Management
- Sports Marketing and Sales
- Sports Finance and Operations
- Business and Professional Ethics
- Electives: Sports Psychology, Coaching Principles and Administration, Introduction to
- Athletic Training