Turn Your Love of Sports into a Career
The sports management major at Gwynedd Mercy University allows you to pursue a fulfilling career in a variety of sports industries, from athletics administration to facility management to sports marketing. The well-rounded course choices for GMercyU's Bachelor of Science in Sports Management include classes in business, marketing, economics, finance, and law.
For students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, GMercyU offers a unique 4+1 MBA option that allows you to earn both a bachelor of science degree in sports management and a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) in just five years. You can skip the grad school entrance exam by taking graduate credits during your senior year – as part of your undergraduate tuition – and then seamlessly completing your MBA the following year. Learn more about GMercyU's 4+1 MBA program.
The GMercyU Difference
At GMercyU, students in the sports management major receive education in both theory and practical application. When you major in sports management, you will learn not only the facts and figures behind sports management practices but also how to apply them once you choose a career field. This prepares you to excel in your job from the moment you receive your degree, more than other schools with sports management degrees in PA. GMercyU provides you with the chance to study abroad when you major in sports management, as well.
Additionally, since most professionals who work in sports management must understand how businesses work, GMercyU's sports management program includes a full repertoire of business education courses. As a sports management major, you'll learn how to apply sound business strategies to your chosen industry, which will make you more valuable and attractive to potential employers.
Unlike other sports management degrees in PA, the BS in sports management program at GMercyU is accredited through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).
Increase the value of your bachelor of science in sports management degree by adding an undergraduate minor. GMercyU offers a wide variety of minors so you can choose the one that best meets your personal and professional goals.
In addition to completing general education requirements, you will complete the following courses as a sports management major:
Prerequisites – 15 Credits
||Principles of Accounting I
||Principles of Accounting II
Management Core - 30 Credits
||Principles of Finance
||Principles of Marketing
||Business Statistics I
||Business Statistics II
Sports Management Program Courses - 18 Credits - Required Courses
||Principles of Management
||Introduction to Sport Management
Five of the Following:
||Principles of Sport Management
||Sport Business and Finance
||Sport Management Seminar
Internships or Open Electives - 14 Credits
A minimum of 125 credits is required for a bachelor’s degree in sports management.
See the undergraduate catalog (PDF) for more information and course descriptions.
While you pursue your Bachelor of Science in Sports Management, you can complete industry-related internships. An internship offers several benefits to students who major in sports management, including:
- Work Experience: List your internship on your resume when you apply for jobs post-graduation
- Hands-On Experience: Learn how the industry works from a practical standpoint and not just an academic one
- Mentoring: Benefit from the experience, guidance, and constructive criticism of those who already work in the athletics industry
Our students have recently completed internships with:
- Diamond Nation Sports Complex
- LIVE- Wells Fargo Center- Philadelphia76ers
- Lancaster Barnstormers
- BucksMont Indoor Sports Center
- Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs
- East Norriton Township Recreation
After you graduate with a degree in sports management, you can pursue a number of careers in this billion-dollar industry.
Possible careers for sports management majors
- Retail and marketing positions for fitness and sports equipment products
- Athletics compliance for sports organizations
- Sports journalism
- Talent scouting for athletic organizations
- Sports promotion
*Some of these careers may require additional education.
*This is only a partial list and not meant to limit you.
Where our graduates work after graduation
- 97.5 The Fanatic ESPN
- Lincoln Financial Field
- Valley Forge Casino Resort