Earn Your Degree in Sport Management
Globally, sports represent a $400-$600 billion-dollar industry. Forbes has estimated a 20% increase in the US alone in the past five years, $60.5B to $73.5B, making it one of the fastest-growing industries in the US.
Our program immerses students into the industry, combining traditional classroom instruction with hands-on experience. Students receive professional training from industry leaders in preparation for management positions with professional sport teams, intercollegiate/intramural athletics, recreation programs at colleges/universities, and more.
The College of Business and Economic Development is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
What Will I Learn?
The curriculum is designed to enable students to acquire and demonstrate a set of
management skills and an understanding of sport industry issues through a combination
of required business core courses, sport management-specific courses, and experiential
In addition, all students are required to complete a practicum and internship experience to provide real-world application of what they have learned before pursuit of their career, post-graduation.
Expert Faculty Who Are There to Help
The Southern Miss sport management program is nationally and internationally recognized
throughout the academic and industry communities. Our faculty have worked with the
-PGA, FIFA, NFL, NCAA, MLS, NASCAR, FEMA, DHS, MLB, IAVM, MiLB, NCS4, Landmark Event Services, Aramark, Swetman Security Services
-North American Society for Sport Management; Sport Recreation Law Association; Sport Marketing Association, College Sport Research Institute
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- Athletic Director
- Director of Security Operations
- Facilities and Event Manager
- Sports Marketing Director
- Director of Fundraising
- Sport Equipment Manager
- Sterling Steward, 1993,
Director of Athletics, University of Alaska Fairbanks
- Miranda Black, 2011,
Director, Business Operations, Rome Braves
- Josh Keyes, 2007,
Senior Account Executive, Talladega Superspeedway
- Shonna Brown, 2001,
Associate Commissioner of Business Affairs/CFO, Conference USA Office
- Deven Matthews, 2013,
Director of Ticket Sales, Southern Miss Athletics