Sport Business Concentration

The Sport Business concentration is an option for Management majors and prepares students for careers in the sport entertainment world. This program, located in Boston, with the proximity to professional and semi-professional sports teams and corporate headquarters within the industry is uniquely positioned to provide multiple robust learning and networking opportunities for our students.

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Career Paths

There are a variety of career paths available, including: Sport Account Management, Sport Agent, Athletic Director and Administration, Sport Event Management, Sport Financing, Sport Marketing Manager, Sport Sales Director, Sport Sponsorship, Sport Public Relations, Coaching and Scouting, Sport Analytics (e.g., player, team, league levels), Trainers and fitness instructors and more.

Advising Notes

  • Students in the Sport Business concentration will take courses from each of the departments in the College of Management as well as a course from the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD).
  • If assistance is needed to enroll in a SL course offered by CEHD, please contact that department directly.  CM students may have delayed registration access to SL courses, per CEHD policy and practice.
  • Prerequisites for these courses are strictly enforced, so sport business concentrators should plan their schedules carefully and early.
  • Concentration courses are not guaranteed to be offered every semester.  Students should meet with their academic advisor to plan out a specific path for graduation.
  • This concentration is launching in Fall 2021.  It may take a full year for all concentration courses to be offered on the University schedule.

Concentration Requirements

Six Courses Required (18 credits)

Take these four required courses:

AF 405 Sport Finance
MGT 415 Sport Entrepreneurship
MKT 425 Sport Marketing & Sponsorship
MSIS 435 Sport Information & Analytics

Take one course from the following list:

AF 330 Business Law           
IT 472 Data Mining for Management Applications 
MGT 350 Organizational Events Management 
MKT 407 Service Marketing
SCSM 450: Service Operations Management
SB 480 Internship in the Sport Industry

Take one course from the following list:

SL 180 Career Exploration and Development in the Sport Industry 
SL 201: Sport in Society

Notes: Students are allowed to pursue more than one concentration. However, no more than two courses from the first concentration can be used toward the second.

The concentration requirements in place when a student declares the concentration are the requirement to be completed, not necessarily the concentration requirements in place at the time of enrollment in the College of Management.

The proper concentration requirements will appear on the degree audit.