Sport Management Degree at Medaille College | Earn Your Bachelor's in Sports Management

Sport Management Degree at Medaille College | Earn Your Bachelor's in Sports Management

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Sport Management (BS)

Join your love of sport with a foundation in business management for a fulfilling future career. Meet our communication and sport studies faculty.

The opportunities granted to me during my time at Medaille directly contributed to my current career path. I completed my required internship at St. Joe's High School, where I worked side-by-side with the athletic director, doing day-to-day tasks. The internship resulted in me becoming St. Joe's freshman boy's basketball head coach, and that experience helped me gain the knowledge I use to successfully coach an athletics team.

Michael Brooks, Jr. '16, head coach, Barker High School boys varsity basketball

About the Sport Management Degree

25+ years and running, Medaille’s sport management program is for business-minded individuals with a penchant for athletics. With a focus on administration, finance and economics, students will emerge prepared in areas of arena, vendor and team management, sport tourism and hospitality, coaching, professional scouting, sport analytics and athletic administration. What’s more, Medaille’s strong relationships with sports teams, schools and organizations provide you networking and internship opportunities at locations including Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Bisons, Buffalo Bandits, FC Buffalo, WNY Flash, AEG, Miami Marlins, UCLA Law School, ADPRO Sports, New Era and Delaware North Companies.


Program Specs

Total Credits: 120 credits

Major Core Component: 54 credits

Two Required Internships


Admission Requirements

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Medaille College Sport Management Program Alum Michael Brooks

According to Plunket Research (2017), global sport is a $1.3 trillion industry. By design, our curriculum is balanced with sport-specific and business courses. Our students are prepared with a business skill set that is focused on the sport industry, and this sets them apart from others in the field. 

Richard L. Jacob, Ph.D., program director, sport management

What can you do with a sport management bachelor's degree from Medaille?


Alumni of Medaille’s sport management program have gone on to careers, such as:

General Manager

Director of Player/Personnel Development

Accountant for Professional Sports Franchise

Sports Medicine Specialist

High School and College Coach

Personal Trainer

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Professional Scout



Medaille sport management alumni work in various fields, including:

Arena Management/Facilities

Event Marketing and Management

Sport Law

Athletic Fundraising

Sport Tourism/International Sport

NCAA Compliance

Youth Sport Organizations

Community/Recreation Center Management

Sport Information/Statistics

Sport Marketing

Sport Psychology

Sport Communication and Media

Sport Merchandising


Sport Management Major Core (54 credits)


ACC 101 Financial Accounting (3)

ECO 201 Microeconomics (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 Info Systems (3)

PSY 385 Sports Psychology (3)

SOC 301 Sports in Society (3)

SPM 220 Sports Leadership & Management (3)

SPM 320 Sports Promotion (3)

SPM 325 Legal/Ethical Issues Sports/Recreation Management (3)

SPM 335 Sport Event Management (3)

SPM 340 History & Philosophy of Sport (3)

SPM 400 Sports Facility Management (3)


The two things I loved most growing up were playing sports and planning parties. When I realized that a sport management degree would enable me to make a living doing my two favorite things, it was an easy choice. As for Medaille, I was drawn to its small class sizes and intimate setting. The knowledge and skills I learned in the program provided me with expansive event insight that I use daily in my current role. As the events manager with the Buffalo Bills, I oversee a master events calendar, six-figure budgets, operational set up and event staffing on a daily basis. My sport management degree and classes built the foundation for those skills.

Emily Herr '12, manager of event services for the Buffalo Bills


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Program News

Program of the Month Q&A: Sport Management Alum Michael Brooks, Jr. ’16

Sport management alum Michael Brooks, Jr. reflects on how his Medaille education prepared him for success in the sports industry.

Medaille's Bachelor of Science in Sport Management is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
Sport Management

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