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Bachelor of Science in Sport Management

Are you an insightful, energetic, and motivated team player who’s always got an eye out for the latest developments in the world of sports? Get ready for a dynamic career in the sports industry with a degree in sport management from Winston-Salem State University, the first and only Historically Black College or University (HBCU) to receive accreditation from the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA).

WSSU’s sport management major helps students combine their passion for athletics with a solid knowledge of business practices and administrative procedures. You’ll gain the vital organizational, communication and technological skills you need to thrive in various careers in the competitive sports industry.

Sport Management options at Winston-Salem State University

At Winston-Salem State University, our reputation for being one of the best schools for sport management has grown nationwide. Join a diverse community of students from across the state and the country to engage in active learning and gain hands-on sports experience. Our graduates are well qualified to step in as leaders in jobs in sports management by choosing from concentrations that include:

Earn Your BS in Sport Management at Winston-Salem State University

Our undergraduate degree in sport management will help you build critical thinking and problem-solving skills to apply in hands-on learning both in and outside the classroom.

WSSU is consistently recognized among the best schools for sport management — and all our programs — because of the value and social mobility you can expect from our high-quality instruction.

Choose WSSU for your degree in sport management because we also offer:

Expert faculty with industry experience

Our sport management program includes faculty with more than 30 years of experience in teaching. You’ll learn directly from experts in sport psychology, coaching, compliance and sport finance and economics.

Industry access and real-world exposure

As part of your WSSU sport management major, we’ll help connect you with hands-on internship opportunities both within the department and with external organizations in the sports and recreation industry.

Built-in networking for career connections

WSSU’s bachelor’s degree in sport management is supported by an Advisory Board of alumni and industry professionals. Their connections and direct insight into industry trends and best practices will add to your competitive edge and help you land your first job in sports management.

What You Can Do with Your Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management

Following your passion to earn a degree in sport management can open the door to long-term professional fulfillment. Even better is the diversity of the jobs in sports management you’ll be prepared to enter.

We encourage you to broaden your opportunities through a graduate program like the WSSU MBA. If you’re considering a career as a sports agent, our sport management degree is a great foundation for earning a graduate degree in law or business.

Graduates will also be immediately qualified for jobs in sports management, including:

Career outlook for Sport Management graduates

Employment in entertainment and sports occupations — including jobs in sports management — is projected to grow 22% by 2030, much faster than the average for all jobs, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Explore Classes for the Bachelor of Science in Sport Management

Our bachelor’s degree in sport management prepares productive student leaders through multidisciplinary and collaborative academic experiences. In your sport management major core courses, you’ll explore topics such as governance, facility design and management, finance and economics, and sports law and ethics.

Broaden your knowledge with hands-on learning in your administration-, marketing- or communications-focused concentration with courses such as:

View the full sport management degree program requirements and course catalog.

Your Experience as a Sport Management Major at Winston-Salem State

Student Life at WSSU

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Support and Resources Available to You

As one of the top 25 HBCUs in the nation, there are many reasons why we’re one of the best schools for sport management — beyond the top-notch academic experience we offer. At WSSU, you’ll be joining a vibrant community where everyone is welcomed and embraced as part of our “Ramily.”

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to get involved in campus-wide organizations and activities. Connect directly with your fellow sport management majors in the Sport Management Major’s Club, where you can further your professional development through travel to top sports cities and conferences and you’ll have exclusive access to special guests from across the industry. 

WSSU is proud to offer an affordable, accessible, and high-quality education for all our students. Sport management majors at WSSU may qualify for a range of both need- and merit-based financial assistance. Our Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid will assist you in finding the best way to fund your investment and earn your undergraduate degree in sport management.

Learn more about financial aid options for your WSSU sport management degree.

We call our community our Ramily because we make it a point to support our students through every step of their academic journey and into their careers.

WSSU sport management advisors will provide information on jobs and graduate schools regularly and offer personal one-on-one attention to help set you up for success in your academics and beyond.

WSSU’s Student Success Technologies and Career Development Services also give you the tools you need to help launch you to success, from providing access to the right software to helping create a professional resume.

Learn more about the Department of Health, Physical Education and Sports Studies.

Take the Next Step

When you choose WSSU as your school for sport management, you’re choosing more than a place and a motto — you’re choosing to achieve more than you dreamed you could.

Earn your degree in sport management at WSSU and #BeTheNext big thing in sports.

I am currently a Universal Banker at First Trust Bank. My major has placed me in a position where I am now able to use my understanding of compliance, financial aid and collegiate sports to assist others with financial services.

– Nicolette S. H., Sport Management B.S.

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