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Sport Management

The Business faculty offer programs and courses designed to meet the educational needs of students planning careers in sport management, as well as presenting an understanding of the nature and operation of the economy and the business of sport.

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As a graduate of the Sport Management Program, you will be exposed to the foundation necessary for a professional career or graduate study. A major in sport management requires the completion of prescribed courses in accounting, biology, economics, management, physical education, sport management, and psychology.

Our sport management majors are trained in the fundamentals of the profession and receive the coursework and instruction necessary to successfully compete for positions in the administration of high school, college, and professional sports programs, as well as nonprofit agencies that instill the love of athletics and fitness.

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Opportunities for Students

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While at MacMurray, you will be expected to engage in a significant amount of "experiential learning," or hands-on work, either in the classroom, in campus offices or in businesses around Jacksonville and beyond.

Internships are a crucial part of your career preparation, and MacMurray students can get job experience at park districts in Jacksonville and Springfield, as well as with various nonprofit agencies.

The Sport Management Program will provide you with the foundation necessary for entry into a professional career or graduate study.


Learn more about Sport Management courses and how to pursue a major or minor in Sport Management through our catalog.