• Sport Business Major

    Charleston

    Program Overview

    The Sport Business program blends liberal learning, business, and sport business courses in a curriculum designed to prepare graduates for positions in areas such as intercollegiate and interscholastic athletic programs, professional sport organizations, sport sponsorship and marketing agencies, facility management, recreation management and entrepreneurship development.

    The program consists of a foundational core of business classes and a diverse selection of sport business classes to prepare the graduate for the sport industry.

    Program Highlights

    Classes provide practicum opportunities, service learning and internship experiences that allow students to work and gain experience with a sport business organization.

    Small class sizes allow personal attention from faculty with sport industry experience.

    Closely aligned with UC athletics in offering students experiential education.

    The program is based on Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) standards.

    Program Outcomes

    Students will participate in two practicum experiences, gaining work experience at a sport industry site. In addition, there is also a 12 credit hour internship in the students’ last semester, so that those graduating from the program are well prepared for the workforce.

    The field of Sport Business continues to grow nationally and globally.

    Potential jobs can include sports statistician, sports agent, public relations manager, event coordinator, marketing, compliance and more.

    Note: Students receive a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a major in Sport Business

    Program Faculty

     
    Brian Pruegger
    Dr. Brian Pruegger
    Ph.D.

    Program Director, Associate Professor
    304-357-4958
    brianpruegger@ucwv.edu