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Program Description

If you dream of turning your passion for sports into a career, Centenary University has a track record of making that dream a reality.

Sports Management

In our Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business Administration, Sports Management concentration, you will learn about all different aspects of the sports industry. Through internships, job shadowing and other hands-on experiences, you will have the opportunity to experience firsthand what it is like to work in fields such as sales and marketing, operations and sports information. The Sports Management curriculum covers all the foundational Business Administration courses in areas including accounting, marketing and finance. Students advance into sports-related courses such as sports marketing, leadership in sports, sponsorship and business development and professional selling in sports.

Be a Part of the Action

The Sports Management program emphasizes the importance of experiential learning. Classes have the opportunity to shadow professionals in the industry and run events on campus as well as in professional settings. In February 2014, an Event Management class from Centenary even had the opportunity to run a concession stand during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

You will also have numerous opportunities to gain experience in different aspects of the sports industry through the student-run Sports Management Association (SMA). This group brings together students interested in the industry and helps connect them with opportunities to further develop as professionals and volunteer in the community.

Centenary Students Get an Inside Look at Mets Management!

Watching the Mets on television will never be the same for a number of Centenary University students after they had the unique opportunity to go behind the scenes at Citi Field to learn about how this multi-million dollar conglomerate operates.

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Work with the Pros

You will find Centenary graduates working throughout the sports world, including senior level positions in marketing, sales and operations. Because of our various alumni connections, and the reputation of our program, our students have the opportunity to secure internships working with major and minor league teams and top sports companies. Recent internships have included the Brooklyn Cyclones, Somerset Patriots, WNBA’s Chicago Sky, Philadelphia Eagles, Madison Square Garden and Sports Authority.

If you are ready to get in the game, apply now.

Courses

Course # | Course Title | (Title Credits Completed)

  • AFC 1001 | Academic Foundations: Perspectives in Business section or BUS1001 | (4)
  • BUS 1002 | Business Applications and Presentations | (4)
  • CAT II | Mathematics | (4)
  • WRI 1001/1002 | Composition and Rhetoric I or Composition and Rhetoric II | (4)
  • BUS 1010 | Principles of Management | (4)
  • BUS 1050 | Social Responsibility in Business (Cat. IV Core) | (4)
  • CAT III | Arts and Humanities: Fine Arts | (4)
  • ECO 1001 | Economics (Cat. VI Core: Democratic or Global Citizenship) | (4)
  • ACC 2101 | Principles of Accounting I | (4)
  • BUS 2010 | Principles of Marketing | (4)
  • CAT V | Laboratory Science | (4)
  • WRI 1002/2012 | Composition and Rhetoric II or Advanced Composition | (4)
  • ACC 2102 | Principles of Accounting II | (4)
  • BUS 2020 | Management Information Systems | (4)
  • BUS 2030 | Principles of Finance | (4)
  • CAT III | Arts and Humanities: Literature | (4)
  • BUS 3010 | Business Law | (4)
  • BUS 3020 | Business Statistics | (4)
  • CAT III | Arts and Humanities: Humanities | (4)
  • ELECTIVE | Elective | (4)
  • BUS 3030 | Organizational Behavior | (4)
  • CAT VI | Democratic or Global Citizenship | (4)
  • BUS 3540 | Sports Marketing | (4)
  • ELECTIVE | Elective | (4)
  • BUS 4220 | Leadership and Problem-Solving in Sports | (4)
  • BUS | Elective | (4)
  • ELECTIVE | Elective | (4)
  • ELECTIVE | Elective | (4)
  • BUS 4010 | Business Strategy | (4)
  • BUS 4210 | Event Administration | (4)
  • ELECTIVE | Elective | (4)
  • ELECTIVE | Elective | (4)

TOTAL NUMBER OF CREDITS: 128

Notes:
1. To earn a Bachelor degree, all graduates must successfully complete a minimum of 128 credit hours.
2. Minimum of 32 credits must be taken at Centenary University.
3. All graduates must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above.
4. All graduates must have a minimum of 2.0 GPA in their major(s).
5. Courses that are special topic listed in the title, typically ending with a 99, are repeatable. Courses are counted multiple times and do not replace grades of the previous special topic course.
6. Credits can only be shared between the core and the major or core and minor requirements. Shared credits within the core requirements is not allowed.
7. Economics can be applied toward either the global or democratic requirement, but not both.
8. BUS1001 is taken by transfer students in lieu of AFC1001, Perspectives in Business. BUS1001 may be waived if the transfer student has transferred in advanced business courses. A suitable course may then be substituted for this core requirement.

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Internships & Jobs

You will find Centenary graduates working throughout the sports world, including senior level positions in marketing, sales and operations.

Because of our various alumni connections, and the reputation of our program, our students have the opportunity to secure internships working with major and minor league teams and top sports companies.

Recent jobs and internships have included New York Jets, New York Red Bulls, Brooklyn Nets, New Jersey Devils, New York Mets, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers, Prodigy Sports, Main Events, Precision Sports Entertainment, Sussex County Miners, New Jersey Jackals, Philadelphia Phillies, Monumental Sports Entertainment, Lehigh Valley Phantoms and many more.

Financial Aid

Being able to pay for attending college is no easy task. Located in the Seay Building, the Office of Financial Aid offers assistance to you and your parents to ensure that you have the financial resources to focus on your education.