University of Charleston
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Sport Business

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    4 Years

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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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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

Brian Pruegger
Brian Edmund Pruegger, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Program Director, Sport Business

Additional Information

Admissions Requirements

Students must gain general admission to the University of Charleston. A visit to campus to meet with Admissions personnel and program faculty is strongly encouraged.

How Much Will It Cost?

View our Tuition & Fees page for more detailed information on cost.

Curriculum and Course Catalog