The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree and minor in Sport Management is for students who want to live in the world of sports business. Students can choose Marketing or Administration as their concentration area of study.
In the U.S. today, the sport industry fuels the economy with more than $200 billion annually. Applying management principles to the business of sports continues to be a challenge.
What many fail to consider is the ethical aspect of sport management, as well as marketing and sales. Studying sport management at Olivet allows students to become strong influencer sfor Christ on the playing fields and in the boardrooms and offices across the country.
At Olivet, students design marketing proposals for local sport businesses, youth sport programs and athletic teams. They take more than 20 hours of courses in business administration to prepare for working with a professional sport organization. Throughout the degree program, students are taught ethical standards and practices of working as a Christian in the industry.
To complete their required internship, students work with athletic organizations. Recently, students have completed internships with Chicago Fire (professional sports team), Disney World, local churches that offer sport ministry programs, minor league teams like the Joliet Jackhammers, the YMCA, high school and college athletic programs, and recreational organizations that offer a variety of services to the public.