Sport Management (BSE)

Where sports & the business world meet

Professor teaching classAs a student in the Sport Management program at the University of Dayton, you'll learn the skills it takes to pursue positions in collegiate and professional organizations, event management and marketing firms, sport media and sales, as well as many areas of entertainment and recreation management.

You'll take courses in sport management and business. Through studies in sport management, you'll gain an understanding of facilities, finance, human resource management, law, marketing, media and sales — and how they relate to sports. For a minor course of study, you'll select a competency from a variety of disciplines, and minor in business administration.

Internship opportunities

To gain hands-on experiences and prepare for a successful career, you'll participate in two internships — one on-campus and one off-campus. These experiences are geared toward your future goals in the sport management field.

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Making a difference

Gain real-world experience in our Sales & Fundraising in Sport class — making a difference not just in one family's life, but in your life as well:

Closer look

Making a difference

Gain real-world experience in our Sales & Fundraising in Sport class — making a difference not just in one family's life, but in your life as well:

What can I do with this degree?

Sport Management professionals gain positions in collegiate and professional organizations, sport clubs, and athletic federations, as well as public and private recreation. Opportunities are also available in arenas and convention centers, event management, and all forms of media.

Limitless career opportunities

Think you have to work in the sports industry after graduating? Not necessarily! See how our Sport Management alumni are prospering both in — and out — of the sports industry:

Limitless career opportunities

Think you have to work in the sports industry after graduating? Not necessarily! See how our Sport Management alumni are prospering both in — and out — of the sports industry:

Support for Sport Management students

When you're a Sport Management student at the University of Dayton, learning extends beyond the classroom. Whether you're making the transition from undergraduate to graduate work, seeking to attend a professional conference or want to become an advocate for an organization whose service holds personal meaning, we've got two funds helping to make a difference for our students. Explore the links below to learn more:

Career Enhancement Fund

The John R. Schleppi Sport Management Career Enhancement Fund creates an opportunity for Sport Management majors to attend professional conferences and explore career possibilities. Funds are awarded annually to one winner and two runners-up.

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Leadership in Community Fund
The Gary Mioli Leadership in Community Fund creates a platform for Sport Management majors to advocate for 501(c)3 organizations. Students in our Sales & Fundraising in Sport class (HSS 358) participate in an annual Philanthropy Tournament, and the top four students have gifts donated to their respective charities in their names and in honor of Mioli.
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CONTACT

Department of Health and Sport Science

Fitz Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2968
937-229-4240
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