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School of Business

Sport Management
Bachelor of Science

Earn the competitive edge, by combining your passion for sport with your enthusiasm for becoming an effective leader and business professional.

Mount Ida’s Bachelor of Science in Sport Management program is designed to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to become an effective business professional within the industry. You’ll bolster your knowledge by selecting a concentration in athletic administration, media communication, or sport marketing.

Preparation for the real world.

As a Sport Management student, you’ll have many opportunities to apply your skills both individually and in teams through in-class exercises, case analyses, and internships guided by our industry-expert faculty. All students are required to complete an internship and many students begin their practical experience within our athletic department through media relations, marketing, and event management. Subsequent placements will be off campus with local, regional, or distant schools, colleges, conferences, professional teams, and associations.

For details about the curriculum, the complete course listing, specific program requirements and expected learning outcomes please refer to the Sport Management degree program in our College Catalog.

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Program Requirements - 120 credits, broken out into the following categories:

  • 60 credits - Program Requirements Courses
  • 12 credits - Concentration Courses
  • 42 credits - All College Curriculum and Other Required Courses
  • 6 credits - Open Electives

Here are some of the core courses you may be taking:

  • SM 321 - Sport Marketing
  • SM 405 - Sport and Media
  • SM 402 - Legal Aspects of Sport
  • SM 303 - Sport Finance
  • SM 407 - Athletic Administration

Living-Learning Communities

For first-year students in the School of Business, and the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, we offer the CONNECT program to ensure a smooth transition into college life. CONNECT students live together in a newly renovated residence hall, where they also take classes, have close access to professional advising, peer mentors, tutoring, and additional co-curricular programs.

Here to teach, guide, cultivate and inspire.

As well-respected in their industries as they are in the classroom, Mount Ida’s instructors will expand your practical knowledge, challenge your thinking, and empower you to reach your potential.

To learn more about our faculty, please visit the Sport Management faculty directory.

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Faculty Spotlight

Jacqueline Palmer

Professor

From corporate fitness to conference commissioner, business owner and athletic director, Professor Palmer understands the application of best business practice to the world of sport and athletics. Professor Palmer’s career highlights include work as a corporate fitness specialist for Xerox Corporation, as coach and professor at Bridgeport and High Point Universities, time as Director of Physical Education and Athletics at Albertus Magnus College and as Commissioner of the North Atlantic Conference. She is in the Hall of Fame of ...

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Life after Graduation.

Our Sport Management program prepares you for management positions in the sport industry at the professional, college, and amateur levels, as well as in recreation and fitness. A Sport Management degree from Mount Ida can also be a springboard to graduate studies in our Master of Science in Management for Leadership in Sport program, or elsewhere.

Our Sport Management graduates have gone on to work with:

  • Boston Breakers
  • Boston Scholar Athletes
  • YMCA
  • Carolina Panthers

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Admissions

We assign every prospective student a dedicated admissions counselor to guide them along every step of the applications process. Our no-fee applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so there’s no better time to apply. Learn more about the process in our Admissions & Aid section.

Tuition Fees and Aid

Tuition:

Resident Students, 2017-2018 tuition, fees, room & board (before aid is deducted) is $49,400.

Commuter Students, 2017-2018 tuition and fees (before aid is deducted) is $35,720.

Additional information regarding the breakdown of direct, indirect costs and program fees can be found by viewing the 2017-18 Billing Guide.

*Students enrolling in the Veterinary Technology, Design and Dental Programs (excluding Pre Dental Hygiene and Degree completion) should add $1,700 for expected program expenses.

Aid:
As part of our commitment to making college affordable, Mount Ida College has increased the aid we award from $12 million in 2012 to over $20 million in 2017. All new students entering in Fall 2018 are expected to receive some type of merit award, with most awards anticipated to be between $15,000 – $27,000 per year – and that’s before we award need-based aid. Visit here for more details about other costs and financial aid.

98%

of Mount Ida students 
receive some form of financial aid

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Our students find it is both fun and exciting to learn about how sport can impact culture, business, economies and education.
Heather Gilmour

Assistant Professor, Chair

Sport Management