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Sport Management

You live for sports, whether it’s playing sports; watching sports; or exploring the business behind every team, every game and every trade. Now, it can be your career. Sport management is one of the fastest-growing academic programs across the nation, with opportunities to work in professional, international, intercollegiate, high school, community, youth sports and more. A business degree in sport management combines your love for sports with business and management skills, like leadership, business, operations and analytics, to make a difference in the sports industry.

Why study sports management at Gordon?

Sports aren’t just a fun hobby—they have the power to create social change, both within the sport industry and in broader society. Christians within this industry have a unique opportunity to approach sports as a means for social development. Sports can be a tool to address societal challenges; work at conflict resolution; and build peace at the local, regional, national and international levels of sports organizations.
Our faculty are industry experts who are passionate about sports and management. They will help you become a critical thinker who can examine and solve current issues in the sports industry through the lens of biblical principles and faith while gaining practical skills in areas like sports finance, marketing, law, facility and event management and more. With over 24 varsity teams on campus, Gordon College is an NCAA Division III school with a thriving and dynamic athletic community. Our location on the North Shore of Boston puts us close to several professional sports teams, and we’re connected to teams like the Boston Cannons, Charlotte Eagles, New England Revolution and more, so you could intern or lead a capstone project with one of these partners.

What careers can I pursue with a sport management degree?

A degree in sport management can lead to a variety of successful careers within the sports industry, on and off the field. Here are just a few of the many job titles you could achieve:

  • Athletic director / Athletic administrator
  • Campus recreation director 
  • Chief financial officer 
  • Community relations director 
  • Director of operations
  • Executive Director of non-profit and community sports organizations
  • Events manager 
  • Facility director 
  • General manager
  • Marketing director 
  • Media program associate
  • Player development / Player personnel 
  • Player services associate
  • Recreation coordinator 
  • Sports agent
  • Sports information director
  • Sports lawyer 
  • Sportswriter / Blogger
  • Sports data analyst


For more information, contact:

Kristen Cooper
Department chair

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