Graduates of our Sport Management program have a strong foundation in sport and business administration that prepares them for a variety of in-demand professions.
B.S. in Sport Management
Combine your passion for athletics and business to prepare for a career in the dynamic sport management industry.
Why Study Sport Management at Rivier?
The sport management industry is big business with a global reach. Demand exists for professionals who are knowledgeable and skilled in both sport dynamics and business administration to fill jobs in coaching and managing, sports marketing and promotion, entertainment venue and sports facilities management, and sport equipment and apparel production and sales, to name just a few.
Rivier’s Sport Management program will provide you with a strong foundation in sport and business administration. Core courses in business management and law, marketing, accounting and finance, and statistics combine with sport-specific courses for a well-rounded education. In addition to industry-specific knowledge, the program advances intercultural knowledge through the exploration of sport as a unifying force in the world.
In this program you will:
- Gain industry-specific knowledge that will prepare you to enter in-demand professions
- Develop your critical thinking and problem-solving skills
- Become an effective communicator and collaborator
- Advance your information literacy and intercultural knowledge
Get Ready for the World
Through a focus on experiential learning and a required internship, you will build your resume and become workforce ready. Our proximity to many sport and entertainment venues offers excellent opportunities for internships and employment. You will gain practical experience, building your confidence as well as your resume, and develop a skill set applicable to any workplace.
Where Will Your Degree Take You?
Graduates will be workforce ready and well-positioned for success in a competitive job market.
- Coaches, scouts, umpires, referees and other sports officials
- Athletic directors
- Facility managers
- Sport information managers
- Sporting event planners
- Stadium operations directors
- Ticket sales directors
- Public relations and sales directors
- Recreation coordinators
- Agents and managers for artists, athletes, entertainers, and other public figures
Our graduates are well prepared to pursue advanced study in sport administration, sport and entertainment law, athletics facilities management, sports marketing, and other related fields. Rivier’s 4+1 program enables students to earn their Master of Business Administration degree in just one year of full-time study after graduation.
Take the Next Steps
Learn about criteria, how the admissions process works, and what you will need to apply.
Secure internships that match your skills and interests and gain valuable experience that differentiates you from the competition.
Faculty will serve as your mentors and guides.
Join the workforce in this fast-growing field with the B.S. in Sport Management.