Southern New Hampshire University

Sport Management, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    30756 USD/year
    Tuition fee
    30756 USD/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language

About

The Sport Management major at Southern New Hampshire University can prepare you for a successful career in the dynamic sports industry. A curriculum of sport management, business and liberal arts courses – combined with valuable sports-related field experiences – gives you a solid foundation for a sport management career. Our sport management major graduates have found career opportunities in professional sports, sports and fitness clubs, golf clubs, ski areas, education, the media and community recreation organizations.

Sport is the sixth-leading industry in the United States, with about $252 billion in annual revenue. The growth of sports as a major industry has increased the need and opportunity for well-trained professional managers. As an undergraduate sport management major, you’ll emerge from the degree program with a well-rounded business education and the sport management skills essential in this rapidly growing field.

Your coursework and field experience will expand your expertise in:
  • Employing written and oral communication to educate and persuade audiences
  • Using critical and creative thinking to handle sport management issues individually and in a team Utilizing marketing techniques and creating marketing plans
  • Identifying key legal issues and responsibilities in the sports world
  • Understanding human behavior and sociocultural issues in a sports context Managing a variety of sports facilities
  • Utilizing traditional and new methods for generating sports revenue
  • Putting sport management practices into action in real-world settings

As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your bachelor's degree in sport management at SNHU include:

  • Supportive community. Join the SNHU campus community of students who are closely connected with faculty and staff dedicated to your success
  • Affordability. SNHU is one of the most affordable private, nonprofit universities in New Hampshire, and students who qualify could receive up to $18,000 in grants and scholarships. (This scholarship amount is only for students who do not need a visa to study in the U.S.)
  • Innovative programs. Save time and tuition with our three-year degree programs or study abroad at little or no extra cost
  • Accessible faculty. Learn from highly credentialed faculty who are experts in their fields and interact with you in the classroom, dining hall, fitness center and the stands
  • Opportunity. Tap into our nationwide network of alumni and strong connections with employers for internship and career opportunities
  • Campus experience. Enjoy more than 50 student clubs, champion Division II athletics and fun events on our 300-acre campus in Manchester, N.H., named a "Best Place to Live" by Money magazine
Internships & Outcomes
With your BS in Sport Management degree in hand, you’ll have a variety of career options. Many with degrees in the field of sports management find careers in the areas of marketing, sales and administration. After earning your Sport Management degree, you may find career opportunities in the sports and recreation sector as a:
  • Marketing assistant
  • Sales manager
  • Media relations assistant
  • Special events coordinator
  • Promotions manager
  • Guest relations specialist
  • Tournament director
  • Sports information director
  • Athletic director
  • Facilities manager

Graduates of SNHU’s sport management programs have enjoyed success at a range of sports-related organizations, including:

  • Boston Bruins
  • Boston Celtics
  • United States Olympic Committee
  • Manchester Monarchs
  • New Hampshire Fisher Cats
  • Reebok
  • America East Conference
  • Northeast-10 Conference
  • Eastern College Athletic Conference
  • YMCAs
  • Boys & Girls Clubs
  • Gunstock Ski Area
  • New Hampshire Golf Association

Job opportunities in athletic management, marketing, sales, public relations and other positions are expected to grow, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. For example, it is projected that the employment of public relations specialists will increase 15 percent by 2020.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Introduction to Sport Management
  • Governance/Management of Sport Organizations
  • Sport Marketing
  • Sport, Society, and Ethics
  • Seminar in Sport Management
  • Sport Management Internship
  • Sport Law
  • Sport Facilities Management
  • Sport Revenue
  • Sport Law
  • Sport Sponsorship
  • Sport Sales and Promotions
  • Media/Public Relations in Sport
  • Fitness Management
  • Golf Club Management
  • Practicum in Sport Management
  • Economics of Professional Sports in the U.S.
  • Sport Facilities Management
  • Sport Revenue
  • Event Management and Marketing
  • Sport Licensing/Strategic Alliances
  • Front Office Management

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    71

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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).

Freshman Application Guidelines

As we look at your application, our first consideration is your academic background. We also look for well-rounded students who have a variety of interests and have been involved in school and/or community activities.

Most candidates admitted to SNHU have completed 16 college-prep courses, including:

  • Four years of English
  • Three or more years of mathematics
  • Two or more years of science
  • Two or more years of social science

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    30756 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30756 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National Applies to you

    30756 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30756 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Manchester

410 - 1,550 USD/month
Living Costs

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

Funding

SNHU offers several types of grant and scholarship programs to full-time undergraduate day students. This year we're increasing our aid so that students with GPAs of 2.5 and higher could receive up to $20,000 in grants and scholarships. Most of our degree-seeking students receive some form of financial assistance.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.