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School of Business
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Major, Concentration

Concentration in Sports Management

The sound of a whistle blowing brings you right back to the game you love. The smell of hot dogs floods your brain with memories of going to games with family. 

Now, you want to be a part of creating those opportunities for others by making a career out of your passion for sports. Like any other industry, sports is a business and need to be managed and run like one. The study of Sports Management allows you to combine your passion for sports and athletics with the operational and management experience needed to help them thrive.

Why study Sports Management?

Here's what makes the Sports Management program at the Mount unique:

Jim Leyritz speaks at the Mount
Jim Leyritz, former New York Yankees World Champ, speaks at the Mount.
  • Business background: The sports industry doesn't want people who just know about sports - they want help running them successfully! That’s why having a Sports Management major or Sports Management concentration as part of a Business Management & Administration or Accounting degree is invaluable for your future in the industry. 
  • Experienced faculty: Your professors aren’t just avid sports fans (though of course they are!). They also have experience in the field of Sports Management and can teach you what you need to know to be successful in the industry. 
  • Sports scene: While you're here, take advantage of the vibrant sports industry in the Hudson Valley and New York City! From behind-the-scenes tours to internships, Mount Sports Management students don’t just read about athletic operations in a textbook: they get to experience it!

The Mount’s Accounting and Business programs are accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). Learn more about our accreditation here

5-Year Sports Management + MBA
Did you know our Sports Management program is offered in our 5-year undergraduate to MBA program? Meaning you can earn your bachelor’s degree and Master of Business Administration (MBA) in just 5 years! Learn more about how an MBA could broaden your career opportunities here.

“As a female in a predominately male program, I never felt as though I was treated as less, only more. My professors always motivate me to set the bar high, achieve my goals, and encourage me to do my very best.”

Kristen Renta '21
Kristen Renta '21

What to expect as a Sports Management student

Learn about Sports Management major academic requirements and courses here.
Learn more about Business major with a concentration in Sports Management 
academic requirements and courses here.
Learn more about Accounting major with a concentration in Sports Management academic requirements and courses here.

After learning the foundations of Business in freshman and sophomore year, you’ll be ready to begin your Sports Management courses in junior year. These courses will add to what you’ve already learned and teach you how to apply these skills to the sports industry.

Your learning won't just take place in the classroom, however: You'll also go on behind-the-scenes tours of the operations of Yankee Stadium, the Hudson Valley Renegades, and Citi Field and attend networking events with those in the sports management industry.

Finally, you’ll round out your Sports Management studies with a required internship. Don’t worry: the Mount’s Career Center is ready to help you find the best fit!  

Students at Citi Field

Be prepared for your future

Your Sports Management internship will be one of the highlights of your academic experience. Past Sports Management students have interned at organizations such as the Hudson Valley Renegades, NY Islanders, Army West Point, All Sport Health & Fitness, NY Lizards, and Steiner Sports to further grow their skills.

All of this will lead you to your dream job, preparing you for a variety of management positions within sports and athletics. Graduates of the 5-year BS/MBA program are additionally qualified for leadership positions in these organizations.

Here's how some of our alumni are working in the Sports Management field:

  • Michael Dillon '96, Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations at Reynolds Sports Management
  • Tyler Tumminia ’00, MBA ’09, Commissioner of the National Women’s Hockey League
  • Jake Kosack '18,  Founder of Get Better Motivation
  • Gina Welliver '18, Assistant Sports Information Director at Nassau Community College
  • Lauren Farina '21, Head Softball Coach and Assistant to the Athletic Director at Sarah Lawrence

Scott Russell

Associate Professor of Sports Management and Interim Chair of the School of Business
Email Address
Aquinas 100 A-3
Office Hours
By Appointment

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