The Dakota Wesleyan University Sports Management Program is designed to provide students with unique experiences and create great opportunities within the sports industry. Our program focuses on the various aspects of working in the sports industry from administrative duties to managerial responsibilities. Combined with our vast array of hands-on activities and projects, we integrate key business concepts which help students become well-rounded industry professionals.
With unique classes like Introduction to Sports Agency and cutting-edge projects like the Pro Basketball Showcase, DWU students are exposed to real-world situations and participate in activities that enhance their marketability in the sports industry. If you are looking to gain exceptional knowledge and engage in practical experiences in the world of sports, the DWU sports management program is the place to be.
The sports management (SPM) major is one of the university's best examples of interdepartmental cooperation. This program of study consists of three fundamental components: Business management, sports sciences and practical experiences. The heavy emphasis of business management reflects the equivalent of a business major at many institutions. This program offers an innovative curriculum designed to provide the student with the opportunity to develop expertise in business management with an orientation toward the world of sport.
The sport and leisure industry is one of the top three industries in almost every state and currently generates more than $300 billion nationwide. As sport has evolved into an integral component of American culture, the operations of sport programs have become more sophisticated and complex. Sports management, as a profession and academic discipline, now includes a broad spectrum of career paths and physical activity settings that range from professional sports to college athletics to recreational sports to health clubs and fitness centers to sports facility management to sport governing bodies and sport marketing firms. People assigned the responsibility for the management of sport programs and facilities must be familiar with the intricacies of sport activities while also being effective leaders and business professionals.
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If you answered "yes" to all of the above questions, sports management may be the college major and career path for you!
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