If you have an intense passion for sports beyond the sidelines, the sport management major at Queens may be a great fit for you. In this program, you will delve into sport marketing and sport finance. You will also be asked to consider questions such as - Does the NBA's new playoff format increase television ratings? Should unprofitable colleges be allowed to participate in NCAA athletics? How can ESPN develop new revenue streams? Can the NFL strengthen its substance abuse policies? How can the YMCA develop strong corporate partnerships? You will examine sport-related careers at all levels: youth, high school, collegiate, amateur and professional. You will learn to plan, organize, establish, lead and appraise within an organization or sector whose primary product and/or service is connected to sport. This Bachelor of Science program empowers you to be an effective leader and to positively influence others through sport and sport-related programming.
Perks of Being a Sport Management Major
- Solid Stats:
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the employment of sport-related careers is projected to grow 15 percent between 2012 and 2022.
- Get Involved:
We have two organizations for sport management majors at Queens: the Sports Marketing Association and the Student Athletic Advisory Committee.
"In sport, the standard is that an undergraduate should have completed six to eight internships/practicums. Employers want to see that students have some experience. They want to see if the students have applied those theories and concepts [learned in class] in a real-world setting." -Dr. Robert Lyons, professor at Queens
As a sport management major, you will have opportunities to intern at a diverse group of sites including:
- Carolina Panthers
- Charlotte Hornets
- Gastonia Grizzlies
- Major League Lacrosse
- NASCAR's Charlotte Motor Speedway
- Octagon Sport Marketing
- The Sport Business Journal
- United States Performance Center
- Urban Sports Marketing
When You Graduate
When you graduate with a major in sport management, you will have a tremendous number of career opportunities including but not limited to athletic director, recreation director, agent, publicist, sports marketing director, private facility manager, promotions coordinator, sporting goods sales representative, sportscaster, media relations specialist, sales manager and event manager.