• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
By earning a business degree in the Sport Management from North Park University, you will be prepared for exciting careers in professional sport management, college and high-school athletic departments, park and recreation programs, health clubs, sports media and marketing, and nonprofit sports and fitness organizations like the YMCA.
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Overview

Internship Requirement and Sites

To earn a business and economics degree in the Sport Management program of North Park University you’ll complete a 150-hour minimum internship. This valuable first-person experience in a professional setting will introduce you to the industry and help you build connections that may help you in your first career after college. Our Career Development and Internship Office will help match you with the best internship for your career goals.

North Park University students have completed internships at sites including:

  • The Chicago Bandits
  • Chicago Bears Training Camp
  • Players U. Training Facility
  • Street Soccer USA
  • Wright College Athletic Department

Beyond the Classroom

Enhance your education with many extracurricular options, including Business Club or Nonprofit Leadership Club, Career Advantage, University Ministries programs, North Park Theatre, study abroad, Student Government Association, intramural sports, or many other clubs and student organizations. You’ll have the chance to expand your leadership skills, make friends, and find new hobbies.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

By choosing the sport management concentration, you will take four specialized courses and choose one elective in addition to the core business and economics classes:

  • Introduction to Sport Management
  • Sports Marketing and Sales
  • Sports Finance and Operations
  • Business and Professional Ethics
  • Electives: Sports Psychology, Coaching Principles and Administration, Introduction to
  • Athletic Training

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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:

    6

    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.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete Online Application (No Application Fee)
  • Official Transcripts
  • Academic Recommendation
  • SAT or ACT (optional)
  • English Proficiency
  • Essay
  • International students studying in the United States will require visa sponsorship.  

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    31430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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