Sport Studies Department

Sport Management

B.S., Major

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Sports Are Our Business

Sports are much more than fun and games — they're big business. Get in on the action with a major in Sport Management, which prepares you to be a team leader in building organizational success.

This course of study is an interdisciplinary program conducted in cooperation with the departments of Business, Accounting and Economics, as it’s closely related to traditional business operations. The program develops your critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, as well as the written and interpersonal-communication skills you need to succeed in professions related to the sport industry.

Sport management majors intern with organizations including the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Women’s Sports Foundation, as well as with professional sport franchises including DC United and the New York Mets. Graduates have gone on to careers with FIFA Women’s World’s Cup, Duke University and Comcast.

Major/minor requirements and course descriptions are available in the online version of the Guilford College Catalog. Use the keyboard shortcuts Control F for PC or Command F for Mac to search the document for your program.

Hands-on Learning

“Ultimately, through my time at Guilford I have not only become a better student, athlete and leader, but a better human being. I am more compassionate and understanding than I ever thought I could be; much of that is due to the positive sense of community that Guilford encourages on campus.”

Tess Stryk ’16
Sport Management and German Language and Society double major, U.S. Teaching Assistant Program, Austrian Ministry of Education and Women’s Affairs.

Sport Management majors have received invaluable career preparation during sought-after internships at the following:

  • Big East Conference – National Collegiate Athletic Association
  • DC United – Major League Soccer
  • Greensboro Grasshoppers – South Atlantic Baseball League (affiliate of Florida Marlins)
  • International Management Group – professional athlete representation and sport promotion
  • New York Giants – National Football League
  • New York Mets – Major League Baseball
  • Philadelphia Phillies – Major League Baseball
  • Women’s Sports Foundation
  • Atlantic Coast Conference
  • Carolina Panthers – National Football League
  • High Point University Department of Athletics
  • North Carolina Marathon
  • Proehlific Park Recreation Center
  • Wake Forest University Department of Athletics
  • Winston-Salem Dash – Carolina League Baseball (affiliated with Chicago White Sox)