Are you ready to stop watching from the sidelines and become a leader in one of the world’s biggest and most exciting industries? Then join HPU’s Sport Management Program and learn how to transform your passion into a fulfilling career!

Our curriculum is designed to expose students to all facets of the sports world, with an emphasis on developing critical leaders in an ever-changing global industry.
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Chair, Sport, Event, and Hospitality Management Department Associate Professor of Sport Management
Assistant Professor of Sport Management
Assistant Professor of Sport Management
Assistant Professor of Journalism & Director of the Summer Advantage Program

Are you ready to stop watching from the sidelines and become a leader in one of the world’s biggest and most exciting industries? Then join HPU’s Sport Management Program and learn how to transform your passion for sports into a fulfilling career!

Why major in Sport Management?

  1. Select from diverse job opportunities.
  2. Become a global leader.
  3. Turn your passion into a profession.
  4. Make an impact.
  5. Connect with others.

Our curriculum is designed to expose students to all facets of the sports world, with an emphasis on developing critical leaders in an ever-changing global industry. Classes offer a unique blend of management, leadership, professional development, and sport sociology education, creating the perfect environment to foster skill development, critical thinking, and innovation. We combine foundational classroom education with real-world opportunities and problems, and we pride ourselves on training the next generation of sport management professionals in an inclusive environment designed to stimulate passion, success, and growth.

Like elite athletes, our students pride themselves on taking ownership of their development, going above the ordinary, and seeking out challenges. With passionate and dedicated faculty to support their growth, our students thrive under pressure and learn to compete in everything they do.

Course Requirements 2021/2022
Bachelor of Arts in Sport Management
Minor in Sport Management
Bachelor of Arts in Sport Management
Degree Requirements Credits
Major Requirements 50
University Core Requirements 50
Electives 28
Total 128
Minor in Sport Management
Minor Requirements Credits
Course Requirements 20
Total 20
Requirements for B.A. in Sport Management
Requirements for Minor in Sport Management
Requirements for B.A. in Sport Management
Course Course Title Credits
COM 1110 Human Communication 4
COM 1113 Graphic Software Packages 2
SMG 1010 Introduction to Sport Management 4
SMG 1020 Professional Development in Sport Management 4
SMG 2100 Sport Marketing 4
SMG 2300 Sport Finance 4
SMG 3010 Organizational Behavior in Sport Organizations 4
SMG 3020 Sport in Society 4
SMG/WGS 3030 Gender Issues in Sport 4
SMG 3040 Sport Law 4
SMG 4100 Strategic Management of Sport Organizations 4
SMG 4200 Sports Executive Boardroom Experience 4
SMG 4811 Sport Management Internship 4
Course Descriptions
Requirements for Minor in Sport Management
Course Course Title Credits
SMG 1010 Introduction to Sport Management 4
SMG 2100 Sport Marketing 4
Required Electives (12 credits)
Choose 12 credits from the following list of courses:
SMG 2300 Sport Finance 4
SMG 3010 Organizational Behavior in Sport Organizations 4
SMG 3020, SMG/WGS 3030 Sport in Society or Gender Issues in Sport 4
SMG 3040 Sport Law 4
Course Descriptions
Note: While Sport Management Minors may not count SMG 4811 (Sport Management Internship) towards the minor, the internship is nevertheless strongly encouraged.
Career Opportunities
Our students have interned and gone on to work for some of the premier sport organizations in the nation, while others have taken their education to the next level at graduate programs around the country. Wherever your path lies, let us help you find it.
Student Outcomes

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Grace George

With another Commencement quickly approaching, High Point University graduates will be commencing prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of one extraordinary senior from the…

Aidan Jensen
The Courier-Times

With another successful Commencement behind us, recent High Point University graduates are kicking off prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of one extraordinary senior…

Aidan Jensen
Burlington Royals

Name: Aidan Jensen Hometown: Chapel Hill, North Carolina Year: Class of 2019 Major: Sport management Internship: Jensen spent the summer with the Burlington Royals, the Rookie-level affiliate for the Kansas City Royals, as the game-day promotions intern. As a member of the promotions team, he was responsible for selecting people and leading game day on-field…

With commencement just around the corner, recent High Point University graduates are already preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of one extraordinary senior from…

With commencement just around the corner, recent High Point University graduates are already preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of one extraordinary senior from…

Study Abroad
At High Point University, our emphasis on global perspectives is designed to provide students with opportunities to enhance their international awareness and to develop their cross-cultural communication skills. Study abroad is strongly encouraged as a part of this emphasis on global studies. With a variety of extraordinary options at some of the most prestigious universities in the world, students at High Point University are encouraged to study abroad as early as the summer after their freshman year. Employers are looking for more than just a degree; they want well-rounded individuals who have familiarity with diverse cultures, special skills, and knowledge of the world around them.
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