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Opportunities abound in the $490+ billion sports industry, and a BS in sport management equips students with the skills needed to succeed in areas such as sales, marketing, public relations, operations, facilities, sports media and event management.

The sport management course work prepares students in topics including sport marketing, finance, ethics, law, operations, event planning, management and leadership. Students are also required to complete both a practicum and internship before graduation, giving them real-world experience and connections in sports-rich metropolitan Washington, D.C., which boasts twelve major and minor league professional sports teams and seven Division I universities.

Graduates of our program have gone on to work in media relations, marketing, sales, alumni development, and coaching positions throughout the country, including for the Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Washington Football Team, New York Knicks, D.C. United, United States Tennis Association, Duke University Athletics, New York Mets, Monumental Sports Entertainment, and more.

More about the Program

The Sport Management Program at George Mason University seeks to prepare reflective, principled, and knowledgeable graduates with professional skill sets that enhance their success in the $490+ billion sport sector. Serving one of the nation’s most diverse student populations, this dynamic, growing program is committed to excellence and seeks to develop students’ professional knowledge and dispositions through a curriculum guided by the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) and the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) content standards. An integral part of the curriculum is the opportunity for field experiences in sport settings in the Northern Virginia region, metropolitan Washington, D.C., and throughout the world.

Careers in Sport Management

• general manager
• athletic director
• coach
• league commissioner
• foundation director
• sport marketer
• external relations
• ticket sales
• community relations
• sports information/media relations
• sports broadcasting
• events manager
• facilities manager
• academic advisor
• compliance officer
• sports agent