The Department of Sport Management familiarizes students with all aspects of the sports industry and prepares them to be leaders of the future.

 Sports business is big business

Our goal is to create a stimulating and cooperative learning environment for analyzing issues pertaining to the business and culture of sports. As one of the few sport-based degree programs housed within a business school, we offer a comprehensive, business-focused curriculum that incorporates classroom learning with real-world, experiential learning.

Sport management students may enroll in the  4+1 MBA program during their senior year. This option enables students to graduate with two degrees in five years: a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management and an M.B.A. A minor in sport management is also available.

96.3% of our graduates are either employed full-time or enrolled in graduate school
The Mount offers one of the few sport-based programs to be housed within a business division
4+1 MBA program allows students to obtain a sport management degree and an MBA in only 5 years

About the Program

  Featured Courses
  • Sport Marketing
  • Sport Law
  • New Media and Public Relations in Sport
  • Finance and Development in Sport
  • Sport Facility and Event Management
  • Current Issues in the Business of Sport
  • Sport Management Internship
  • International Sport Management
  • Contemporary Sport Leadership
  Course Requirements

Incoming students can click here to view course requirements for the Sport Management program.

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  Career Outcomes

Our graduates have a broad knowledge of sport management and can be effective managers across a wide range of sport organizations such as:

  • Intercollegiate athletics
  • Professional sport
  • Athletic associations
  • High school associations, recreational or intramural sport
  • Event management
  • Facility management
  • Event coordination
  • Marketing
  • Fitness and health
  • Sport product retail.

"I’ve had a few internships throughout my time at the Mount. My first internship was with the Western and Southern Open Tennis Tournament my freshman year. I absolutely loved my experience, and it really showed me I was on the right track. I also worked for the Cincinnati Reds in their security department, which was great for enhancing my customer service skills. Next, I was able to travel with a sport business company called Living Sport to work the Super Bowl LV last year in Tampa. This was definitely my favorite internship to date. We worked the NFL Experience the days leading up to the Super Bowl, and we actually got to work in the stadium as ushers for the Super Bowl. I currently intern with the Cincinnati Cyclones in their ticket sales department. This summer, I will be interning with the Western and Southern Open again, but I’ll be in a leadership role on the court management team."

 

Sport Management '23

 

Ricky Feller

I have always loved sport so I knew it was a field that I wanted to work in. There is so much that you can do in a career in sport that the Major of Sport Management can be very versatile. Both Professor Yost and Dr. Veraldo helped me excel in my professional career by always being real and honest while talking about working in sport. I interned with Challenger Sport as well as FC Cincinnati while at the Mount. The career I pursued after graduation was working in Professional sport. I took the role of Kit Manager with FC Cincinnati. Working with all the teams training and travel equipment and gear for the team.

 

Sport Management '16

 

FC Cincinnati

 

Teddy Kerr

"I pursued a career in Sports Management after graduation. I am an account executive with the Cincinnati Cyclones and was recognized as the 2019-2020 Sales Rookie of the Year for the ECHL. The Mount helped prepare me for my career path by giving me opportunities to intern with the Cincinnati Reds as well as with the Mount’s Sports Information Office. Through these opportunities I was able to identify which sector of sports I wanted to pursue as a career."

 

 

Sport Management '18 MBA '19

 

Cincinnati Cyclones 

 

Kara Marshall

"The business courses incorporated into the MSJ Sport Management Program allowed me to develop a business administration foundation. These courses ultimately increased my employability upon graduation. Not only was I prepared for a position in the sports industry, but I was also able to pursue any business-related opportunity."

 

Sport Management '14

 

Fifth Third Securities, Inc. 

 

Nick Kaminsky
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Why choose the Mount?

  • The Mount offers one of the few sport-based degree programs to be housed within a business division.
  • Expert faculty with sport business-related experience.
  • Over 96.3 percent of our graduates are either employed full-time or enrolled in graduate school.
  • Our 4+1 MBA program allows students to obtain a sports management degree and an MBA in only 5 years.
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NEWS AND UPDATES

Stay up to date with the most recent Sport Management program news and events:

Click here to read the full Sport Management Alumna Q & A article with Kara Marshall

Click here to read the full Sport management Alumni Q & A article with Teddy Kerr

Additional Resources

  Faculty and Staff

School of Business Faculty & Staff

 

Dan Yost

Chairperso and Assistant Professor

dan.yost@msj.edu

 

Cynthia Veraldo

Assistant Dean and Associate Professor

cynthia.veraldo@msj.edu