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