Boston is a global business hub and a passionate sports town with a fan base to match.

Combine your passion for sports with a well-rounded understanding of the complexities of this dynamic business enterprise. In the sport management program, you will learn to communicate effectively using the concepts and analytical tools of these industries and to balance the diverse needs of a variety of stakeholders. Boston's vibrant landscape of professional and collegiate teams offers premier opportunities for hands-on, real-world experience, through which you can put into practice the ethical, social and legal theories learned in the classroom.

A First-Class Experience

Get to know the people and programs that will define your academic journey.

A Competitive Advantage

The Emmanuel Business Collaborative develops strategic, mutually beneficial partnerships with local business and industry organizations who share Emmanuel’s strong commitment to social justice, diversity, inclusion and service.

Meet the Faculty

Our distinguished faculty publish, exhibit and research. Present, compose and chair. Inspire and collaborate.

The Curriculum

View the 2023-2024 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.

Requirements for B.S. in Sport Management

Seven Business Core Courses:

  1. MGMT1101 Intro to Business
  2. ACCT1101 Financial Accounting 
  3. ACCT2201 Managerial Accounting
  4. ECON1101 Principles of Microeconomics 
  5. MKTG2200 Principles of Marketing
  6. MGMT2301 Legal Environment of Business
  7. MGMT3305 Financial Management

Two MATH Courses

  • MATH1118 Introduction to Statistics with R (QA) (QR)
  • MATH1111 Calculus I (QA) (QR) OR MATH1121 Applied Mathematics for Management (QA) (QR)

Seven Required SPORT Courses

  • MGMT2401 Introduction to Sport Management
  • MKTG3422 Sport Marketing 
  • MGMT3423 Sport Law  
  • SPORT3412 Sport Events and Facilities Management
  • SPORT3415 Sport Leadership
  • SPORT3XXX Internship in Sport Management 
  • MGMT4303 Sport Management Strategy

Additional Recommended Courses

  • BIOL3151 Exercise Physiology
  • COMM2525 Sport Communication
  • COMM3806 Health Communication
  • HIST2122 Sports and the Making of the Modern World 
  • INT1010 Internship
  • MGMT2307 Organizational Behavior 
  • MGMT2310 Business Analytics
  • PSYCH2405 Health Psychology

View the 2023-2024 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.

Requirements for Minor in Sport Management

  1. MGMT1101 Intro to Business
  2. MGMT2301 Legal Environment of Business
  3. MGMT2401 Intro to Sport Management
  4. MGMT3423 Sport Law
  5. One course selected from:  
  • MKTG2200 Principles of Marketing
  • MGMT2211 Leadership: Person and Process (SA) (SS)
  • MGMT2307 Organizational Behavior (SA) (SS) (DM)
  • MGMT2410 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

At the completion of the Sport Management Major, students will:

  1. Articulate the global scope of sport.
  2. Identify and solve problems relating to financial, leadership, operations, marketing and legal challenges inherent in the sport business industry.
  3. Communicate effectively in oral and written formats commonly used in the sport management profession.
  4. Exhibit knowledge and understanding of fundamental principles necessary for professional success in the sport management profession.
  5. Demonstrate the capacity to make ethical decisions in the sport management profession.
  6. Develop sport management skills and practices that support diversity, equity and inclusion principles.
  7. Effectively employ technology and data analytics in the application of sport management practice.

Related Programs

The School of Business & Management also offers a more general major in Management with a concentration in Sport Management

Where Essential Values and Skills Meet the Real World

Where Essential Values and Skills Meet the Real World

Along with areas of knowledge and major requirements, you will cultivate essential values in the classroom and complete two courses in each area:

  • Social Justice (SJ): Develop knowledge, skills, values and motivation to participate beneficially in activities of personal and public concern.
  • Diversity & Multiculturalism (DM): Understand the complexity of identity the historical truths of different cultural perspectives to address bias and examine contemporary social issues. 

One hundred percent of Emmanuel students complete an internship as part of the core curriculum. In a city as dynamic as Boston, your options are bound only by the limits of your curiosity.

Students from the School of Business & Management intern at all Big 4 accounting agencies, major financial institutions such as Morgan Stanley and Bank of America, and creative agencies and cultural organizations such as Hill Holliday and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

In all majors, the Capstone Experience involves completing a significant piece of work that requires the integration and application of learning from multiple courses.

For students in the School of Business & Management, capstone courses blend theory and practice, with experiences ranging from live case consulting, research and analysis on current industry topics, the assessment of company performance and strategy and thesis presentations.