University of Charleston

University of Charleston

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Sport Business

  • duration

    4 Years

  • format


  • location


Program Overview

From amateur sports to professional leagues, sports announcing to event planning, our Sport Business degree will prepare you for a wide range of career possibilities. The program consists of core business classes and a diverse selection of sport business classes to focus your career goals within the sports industry. The design of the program also encourages you to complete a second major or a minor in another field, enhancing your marketability in the job field.

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

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Freshman applicants with a 2.5 or higher high school GPA and transfer students with a 2.0 or higher cumulative college GPA are eligible for general admission to UC, and will gain direct entry into this program. Students may apply online or download the admissions application.


Program Highlights

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

  • You’ll learn valuable life lessons from professionals in the industry.

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

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

Program Outcomes

  • Internships

    You’ll be required to complete a practicum experience in your sophomore year and an internship with a sports organization in your senior year. Internships previously completed with organizations such as:

    • Western and Southern ATP Tournament in Cincinnati
    • Cincinnati Reds
    • Mahong Valley Scrappers
    • Columbus Clippers
    • Charlotte Hornets
    • The Memorial Tournament
    • West Virginia Power
    • University of Charleston Athletics
    • West Virginia Senior Sports Classic
  • Job Opportunities

    Graduates are employed by organizations such as:

    • Columbus Blue Jackets
    • Pittsburgh Pirates
    • ESPN Wide World of Sports
    • LA Galaxy
    • Toronto FC
    • UC Baseball


  • Graduate School

    Our students pursue graduate-level training at:

    • Ohio University
    • University of Alabama
    • University of Louisville
    • University of Pittsburgh
    • University of Charleston
    • Florida Atlantic University

Meet the Faculty

Meet the Faculty

Jessicca Baker
Jessicca Baker, MS

Sport Business Program Director
Assistant Professor