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Sport Management Major

The purpose of The University of Tampa Sport Management Major is to provide students with a combination of sport business theory and practical experience to prepare them for a successful career in the sport management industry. There are more than 250 students majoring in sport management.

As part of the European Sport Management travel course, students were given the opportunity to meet key figures of the European and international sport business model like the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).
The curriculum consists of sport management courses as well as courses from the Sykes College of Business and a 12-credit-hour internship with a sport organization. Four full-time faculty members, all of who have held professional positions in the sport industry, are responsible for teaching all sport management courses (no graduate assistants).

Monthly meetings are held in which representatives from Bay-area sport organizations are invited to discuss internship and volunteer opportunities within their organizations, including:
  • Tampa Bay Rays
  • Honda Grand Prix of St. Pete
  • MLB Spring Training
  • United Soccer Leagues
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • NCAA Women’s Final Four
  • Tampa Bay Sports Commission
  • Tampa Convention Center
A minor in sport management is also offered.

The faculty is well connected in the industry and this has opened doors for me. The program is providing all the necessary tools I need to achieve my dreams of becoming a sport management professional."

— Zachary Lumley '14, double major in sport management and finance