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If you have a passion for athletics, a degree in sport management at Medaille keeps you in the game for life.

Prepare for the Workplace 

The clock ticks down as every fan in the building is on their feet. The team is about to win its first championship. As head scout and personnel director, you can’t help but feel an overwhelming sense of accomplishment. You helped select these players. You helped build this historic team. You have the tools for success. You have the winning formula. You received a sport management degree from Medaille College.

Medaille College propels you into the global, high-demand and high-energy industry of sport management. Learn the ins and outs of the business of sport by doing. Medaille’s experiential, student-centered learning teaches you in the classroom and gives you hands-on experience out in the field.

  • Quality: Sport Management at Medaille is a Bachelor of Science Degree, housed in the Division of Management and Leadership, and accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). Medaille’s coaching programs are also accredited so you can obtain your New York State coaching certification.
  • Options: You have every opportunity to discover your true strengths at Medaille. Get full exposure through to sports business practices, sports law, information systems and communications. Once you have a solid foothold, choose confidently among any of these focuses and more:
    • Sport law
    • Coaching
    • Marketing and promotion
    • Stadium management
    • Recreation/wellness leadership
    • Sport psychology
    • Strength and conditioning
  • Connections: Your internship supervisors and professors at Medaille know what it takes to succeed in the evolving sport management market. 
  • Medaille College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE: 

    • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) 
    • Master of Business Administration (MBA) 
    • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration 
    • Bachelor of Science in Sport Management 
    • Bachelor of Business Administration
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Go Places 

In a multi-billion dollar industry that spans from community centers to international stadiums, it’s easy and rewarding to find your place in sport management, and Medaille makes sure you do. And in a rapidly expanding industry, Medaille gives you options and opportunities. Choose from a wide variety of locations and discover your place in the industry before you graduate. Explore these types of internships as a Medaille student:

  • Learn to be a merchandiser with the Buffalo Bills.
  • Experience the pageantry of amateur athletics and work alongside the athletic director at the collegiate level.
  • Organize youth recreation programs at the Gloria Parks Community Center.
  • See how an efficient sports stadium runs during events at Sahlen’s Sports Park.

Once you graduate from Medaille, you have even more options for a career in sport management. Consider what other Medaille grads are doing in the business. These are just a few of many:

  • Become a general manager. Bring your fantasy football team to life and pursue a career in player/personnel development.
  • Balance the books and manage resources for the world’s largest sports franchises as an accountant.
  • Treat nagging injuries and administer the latest therapy methods as a sports medicine specialist.
  • Coach future superstar athletes at the high school and college level.
  • Organize large teams as a facilities and event manager.
  • Provide much needed physical therapy and conditioning as a personal trainer.
  • Travel the world as a professional scout.
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Live a Life of Opportunity 

The Medaille Advantage gives you a comprehensive, hands-on education in the best business practices in the sports world. Plus it’s in the close-knit, engaging atmosphere of Medaille College.

  • Interact: At Medaille, you’re on a first-name basis with each one of your instructors, and each one of your instructors is committed to your success.
  • Make connections: The individual qualifications, connections and experience of Medaille’s sport management professors are unrivaled. Medaille has strong relationships with local sports teams, schools and organizations like:
    • Buffalo Sabres and Buffalo Bills
    • Buffalo Bisons, Buffalo Bandits and FC Buffalo
    • AEG, one of the largest sports and entertainment providers
  • Build a network: Medaille’s sport management program has alumni everywhere. When you become a Medaille student, your alumni network extends to places like:
    • Time Warner Sports
    • Miami Marlins
    • UCLA Law School
  • Get noticed: Medaille’s Career Planning Center prepares you through counseling, workshops on interviewing and resume-writing, and job fairs. Medaille wants to you land the job of your dreams.
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Stay Active 

It’s hard to imagine a more high-energy career than sports. Medaille’s experiential learning philosophy places you at the center of it all. If you’re ready for it, Medaille pushes you to exercise your body and mind in a comprehensive sport management degree program. Learn the ins and outs of professional and amateur athletics, and make a lifelong career out of it. The ball is in your court at Medaille, where college meets career.

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Courses & Curriculum 

Sport Management

Bachelor of Science Degree


Please consult the most recent Undergraduate Academic Catalog, available online at, for the official listing of courses for this program.

General Education Core (30 credits)

ENG 110 College Writing (3)

ENG 200 Advanced College Writing (3)

GEN 110 Introduction to Critical Thinking (3)*

GEN 220 Justice and Democracy in America (3)

GEN 230 Creative Expression (3)

GEN 240 Scientific Discovery (3)

GEN 410 Baccalaureate Capstone I (3)

GEN 411 Baccalaureate Capstone II (3)

MAT 115 Pre-Calculus or MAT 216 Survey of Introductory Calculus (3)

SPE 130 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)


Major Requirements (54 credits)

ACC 101 Financial Accounting (3)

ECO 201 Microeconomics (3)

ECO 260 Econometrics I (3)

ECO 261 Econometrics II (3)

ECO 380 Economics of Sports (3)

MGT 175 Management Concepts and Communication (3)

MGT 240 Financial Management (3)

MGT 335 Organizational Behavior (3)

MGT 420 Strategic Management I (3)

MIS 240 Management Information Systems (3)

PSY 385 Sport Psychology (3)

SOC 301 Sports in Society (3)

SPM 220 Sport Leadership and Management (3)

SPM 320 Sport Marketing and Promotion (3)

SPM 325 Legal and Ethical Issues in Sport and Recreation (3)

SPM 335 Sport Event Management (3)

SPM 340 History and Philosophy of Sport (3)

SPM 400 Sport Facility Planning and Management (3)


Internships (6 credits)

SPM 377 Field Experience I (3)

SPM 477 Field Experience II (3)


Liberal Arts and Sciences (18 credits)

ENG 260 Business and Professional Writing (3)

INT 411 Global Leadership (3)

MAT 114 Intermediate Algebra (3)**

PHI 300 Ethics (3)

PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology (3)

Liberal Arts Elective (3)


Free electives (12 credits)

May include any College course.


Total 120 credit hours


*Required of first-year students; all other students must substitute a Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective.


**Students who meet the math competency must substitute a Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective.

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