Sport Management, B.S.
Sport management as an academic field prepares students for employment in the sport industry. The degree offers students opportunities to study managerial concepts while learning how to become transformational leaders in the business and culture of sports. It is an exciting and diverse discipline that draws from many fields of study.
This major is designed to address the unique position of sport in the global economy. Sport management students acquire knowledge and skills to work in a wide-ranging sport industry and are prepared to pursue graduate degrees, if they desire.
Sport management majors receive a Bachelor of Science degree; students are encouraged to pursue a related minor. In addition, a 12-credit certificate in sport coaching is available.
Why Study Sport Management at Grand Valley?
- The program offers a strong foundation in liberal arts; coursework is designed to develop a high level of competence to make a positive impact in the sports environment.
- The combination of coursework and experiential learning accommodates the diverse professional preparation needs of undergraduate students.
- There are many experiential opportunities that promote intellectual inquiry and develop sound professional ethics.
- Additional opportunities include volunteer and internship experiences locally, nationally, and internationally, to better prepare students for the professional workplace.