Sport Management

Are you interested in the business side of sports? Take your passion to the next level with a degree in Sport Management. Our undergraduate and graduate programs will provide you with the sports business knowledge, skills, and hands-on industry experience you'll need to get into the game and on your way to a challenging and rewarding career!


Bachelor's degree

This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions within the sport industry. Students acquire knowledge and skills needed for careers with professional sport teams and leagues, intercollegiate athletics, sport facility and event management companies, sport marketing agencies, and other sport-related businesses.

B.S. in Sport Management

Through classroom instruction and experiential learning, the Undergraduate Sport Management Program prepares students for rewarding careers in the in the sport industry. 


Find the requirements and courses need to attain a degree.

Master's Degree

This program is designed to prepare students for leadership roles within the sport industry. Students are provided with theoretical and practical knowledge to face the opportunities and challenges associated with sport business careers. The curriculum is consistent with current principles and practices of academic and sport marketplace standards.

M.S. in Sport Management

The Graduate Sport Management Program prepares students for careers in the sport industry by providing students with theoretical and practical knowledge. 


Find the courses and requirements needed to attain a master's degree.


The internship is a practical learning experience where students are able to apply knowledge, skills, and abilities learned in the classroom to a workplace setting. Internships are completed with approved sport agencies willing to provide educational and practical experiences to enhance the professional development of student interns.

The goal of the internship is to provide students with valuable experience and networking opportunities within the sport industry. The internship will further the professional development of students in preparation for employment within the sport industry. The internship experience is usually taken in the final semester after all coursework has been completed. For more information on internships, contact the UPD or GPD.

Internship Sports

Athletic director alum shares experience

Alumni Cathy Rossi, who earned her master’s degree in Sport Management from ODU in 2004, shares her experience. She is currently the Deputy Athletics Director at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 

2006 & 2008 Grad shares experience

Lauren Bland, ODU Sport Management B.S. '06 and M.S. '08, shares her professional experience as an alum.