A career in the sports industry is not just for professional athletes. West Virginia University’s Sport Management program prepares students to work behind-the-scenes of the sport industry, one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S.

The program equips students with skills like management and leadership, sport marketing and finance, critical thinking, and problem solving to create appropriate solutions and implementing positive outcomes in their sport organizations. By melding innovative courses with professional development, the WVU Sport Management program trains students for a variety of professional management positions.

Students graduating from the WVU sport management program can connect with an extensive alumni base. WVU Sport Management graduates find jobs in in the areas of sales, marketing, fan relations, sponsorship, intercollegiate and interscholastic athletics, community recreation and sport centers, city parks and recreation departments, and sport goods and marketing companies. Some of our graduates choose to further their knowledge and build scholarly credentials by attending graduate programs in sport management, business administration, and law.