Sports Management Schools and Colleges in the U.S.

Sports management schools prepare students to become operators of spectator sports organizations. Undergraduate and graduate degree programs are available in sports management.

How to Select a Sports Management School

Many colleges offer bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in sports management. Career titles vary, but some include professional sports scout or agent, athletic department director, team general manager, sports facility manager and sports event coordinator.

Consider the following when looking for sports management schools:

  • Interested students need to consider their career goals in order to decide which degree to pursue.
  • The objectives should include applying sports management skills to the workplace and coordinating sport-related events, activities and projects.
  • Schools with career counseling services and have contacts with sports-related agencies are beneficial, as are internship programs.

10 Schools with Sports Management Programs

College/UniversityInstitution Type
Ohio State University-Main Campus 4-year, Public
University of Florida 4-year, Public
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 4-year, Public
University of Central Florida 4-year, Public
The University of Texas at Austin4-year, Public
Texas A&M University 4-year, Public
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor4-year, Public
University of Houston 4-year, Public
University of Georgia 4-year, Public
Liberty University 4-year, Private

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