Sport Management

As a challenging interdisciplinary program, the sport management major equips students with skills in critical thinking, information analysis, ethical problem-solving, teamwork, and systems exploration. Students will learn about the financial, managerial, sociological, historical, and legal and ethical aspects of sport management and then apply this to the real-world. They  volunteer, intern, research, and participate in student clubs, applying the concepts they learn in coursework to real-world situations they care about.

Students can complement their sport management program with other majors and minors. Popular choices include the following:

  • Integrative exercise science
  • Management
  • Communication
  • Psychology
  • Accounting and financial management

4-Year Undergraduate Degree

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About the Program

Program Summary

Close connections with Hiram College athletics allow our students to begin developing their professional skills on campus, while our positioning in Northeast Ohio provides ample opportunities to further hone these skills with off-campus internships in professional, semi-professional, Division I collegiate, high school, and middle school athletics, in addition to local running events, sport and exercise facilities, and parks and recreation departments.

Hiram’s interdisciplinary curriculum creates valuable problem solvers and leaders upon graduation.

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Career Paths

  • Sports Communication (TV/Radio, Journalism, Promotions, Publications, etc.) 
  • College Athletics (Athletic Director, Coach, Scout, Athletic Event Coordinator, etc.) 
  • Professional Sports (Major and Minor Leagues) 
  • Stadium and Arena Operations (Marketing Operations, General Manager, etc.) 
  • Parks and Recreation Centers (Recreation Supervisor, Recreation Therapist) 
  • Military (Basic Training Officer, Coach, Administration of Sport Programs, etc.) 
  • Consultant 
  • Entrepreneur 

ANDREW DIAZ DE PADILLA ’22 | Sport Management Major

“I loved getting to dive into my major headfirst. One of those courses was Introduction to Coaching, which solidified my career goals.”

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