B.S. in Sport Management

Sport Management

Gain a competitive edge in sport management.

New for fall 2019

Combine your passions for athletics and business to prepare for a career in the sport and entertainment field. The sport 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 career paths such as 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 provides students with a strong foundation in sport and business administration. The curriculum focuses on real-world experiences and requires at least one related internship. In addition to industry-specific knowledge, the program develops students’ critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills, as well as advances their information literacy and intercultural knowledge.

Graduates will be workforce ready and well-positioned for success in the competitive job market and for graduate study at the master’s and doctoral levels. Rivier’s 4+1 program enables students to earn their Master of Business Administration degree in one year of full-time study after graduation.

Rivier University is a College of Distinction.

Department of Business
Rivier's high-quality, hands-on bachelor's degree programs prepare students for leadership roles in a global environment. For more information, visit the Department of Business.


B.S. in Sport Management graduates can pursue roles as:

  • 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

Note: Some careers may require additional credentialing and/or graduate study.

Rivier’s Career Development Center (CDC) provides professional advising, assistance with career or major planning, internship options, job search information, and graduate school exploration. For a complete list of CDC resources, visit the Center’s webpage.