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Sport Management, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Key facts:

  • The Sport Management degree at Western Carolina University covers a broad range of areas in the field including sports marketing, event management, risk and liability, accounting and finance and more. The 8-semester plan encourages students to earn a basic understanding of physical and biological sciences, economics, writing, information systems and business law in their first two years, creating a foundation for many of the skills you’ll use in Sport Management. The last two years focuses specifically on the business of sports, including everything from sports sociology to ethics to social media. 
  • WCU maintains relationships with sports organizations across western North Carolina, enabling Sport Management students to work in the field during school. Students can choose to combine the degree with a complementary business degree such as marketing or business law. WCU also offers a minor in Sport Management, which provides a good business foundation for those pursuing other sport-related degrees such as athletic training.
  • The sports market in North America is expected to grow from a total worth of $60.5 billion in 2014 to $73.5 billion by 2019, fueled mostly by continually increasing dollar figures tied to media rights and sponsorships, according to Forbes magazine. That growth means a steady increase in available jobs across the country, particularly on the business side of this growing industry. WCU’s Sport Management degree will set you up for a wide variety of opportunities, including offering the internship experience you need to graduate with a job offer.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Sport Management curriculum include:

  • Sport Management
  • Apprenticeship
  • Sport Ethics
  • Global sport and culture
  • Sport Marketing
  • Risk Management and Liability in Sport 
  • Sport Event and Facility Management
  • Sport Administration
  • Financial Aspects of Sport
  • Internship in Sport Management
  • Internship in Sport Management
  • Sport Management Strategy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Be sure that you complete the correct application. Be sure to be truthful, accurate and thorough. 
    • Application fee: This required, nonrefundable processing fee should be submitted at the time of application. The online application provides information about electronic submission of the application fee.
    • A majority of first-year prospective students submit an application prior to high school completion. An official high school transcript (or its equivalent) showing work completed to date is required at the time of application and prior to application deadlines. 
    • First-year applicants are required to submit official SAT I or ACT scores. Applicants are encouraged to take the same type of test at least twice (once in the spring of the junior year and once in the fall of the senior year) and may consider taking both the SAT I and ACT based upon score results.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5451 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    10902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5451 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3451 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cullowhee

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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