Sport Management FAQ's
What do I do with a degree in sport management?
This major prepares students to work in the sports industry. Careers in this field include, but are certainly not limited to, event and facility management, sport marketing and promotion, sport information/communications and leadership in scholastic/intercollegiate and private athletic settings.
Do I have to do an internship as part of the degree?
Yes, you will complete at least two experiences during your time at Manchester. The first (Practicum in Sport Management) will be completed typically in your 2nd year. During this class you will complete supervised hours in a more local setting. You could be working with the athletic department (with a team or event management), with campus or community recreation, or campus events. Your site will be based on your interests. In your last year you will complete a semester-long internship. This culminating experience will have you working in the sports industry. You will be responsible for finding, soliciting, and organizing your internship. Faculty and students are continually working to procure numerous sites for internships in sites both regionally and nationally. Examples of internships sites are minor league sports teams, conference and league offices, sporting and event venues, and sport businesses to name a few!
Why Manchester University?
In addition to this competitive program in sport management, students will receive a well-rounded education with Manchester's liberal arts program of study. Manchester helps students to become lifelong learners who strive to be the best in their chosen fields. The faculty at Manchester are invested in helping your succeed and reach your fullest potential. At Manchester you will be challenged to learn and grow as well as being rewarded for your hard work.
Is there an application process for the sport management program?
Application to the sport management major typically occurs in the spring of the student's first year. To be eligible for admission to the major, the following requirements must be met:
- Completion of Introduction to Sport Management (ESS 105) and Foundations of Business (BUS 111) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.30 in these courses;
- Completion of at least 12 semester hours of university credit;
- Completion of the application packet (available in the Sport Management Student Handbook);
- Successful completion of interview with the Sport Management Admission Committee.
At the end of a student's sophomore year they need have a cumulative 2.3 GPA in major courses before continuing with any ESS 300 and 400 level sport management courses.
What are some tips for being successful while at Manchester University?
The number one piece of advice is to set yourself apart by getting involved. Good grades are not enough, you need to be involved in job opportunities that provide you experience in sport management, take part in campus organizations and conferences that allow you to network with professionals, and start your professional development from day one!