Sport Management

Through the Sport Management major students will gain both knowledge and experience necessary for their future success in the sport industry. Students acquire a strong foundation in sport economics, law, facilities management, marketing, finance, media relations, and fundraising. Additionally, courses provide students with an understanding of organization and management in sport, international sport business, and motivation and leadership in sport. Students supplement classroom teaching with a variety of practical experiences such as sport management practicum and field experience in sport management.


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Program Details

●  Credits: 120
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Sport Management Major: 42 credits

Required courses for major:  SSM 106, 201, 210, 236, 242, 243, 303, 312, 320, 345, 405, 406, 444.
Required auxiliary course:  AC 201, MT 120

Sport Management Minor:  18 credits

Required courses for minor:  SSM 106, 210, 236, 242, 243, 303

NOTE: Auxiliary courses are required courses which do not have the major department designation and are therefore not reflected in the number of department credits required for the major or minor. Auxiliary courses may be used for other degree requirements, such as for general education (core) or elective requirements.

PLO 1  The student engages in critical and strategic thinking related to sport management theory and content, as well as through personal reflection.
PLO 2  The student demonstrates effective communication skills in writing, speaking, and presenting.
PLO 3  The student gains an understanding of the role of sport in society, including the various capacities in which a sport manager is needed.
PLO 4  The student begins to develop a professional network of sport management industry connections.
PLO 5  The student integrates classroom learning with sport management career-readiness initiatives and field experience.

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Transfer Credits You Already Earned

A total of 120 semester credits are required for graduation, with at least 30 major course credits taken at Cardinal Stritch University. A maximum of 90 credits may be transferred from another accredited degree-granting institution and applied to fulfill major course requirements.

In the admission process you will need to provide transcripts from each college or university you attended. We will review the courses you already took to find out what will transfer to Stritch. Download our guide that explains credit acquisition or view a list of institutions we partnered with to establish articulation agreements.

Freshman Applicant Admission Requirements

•  Complete the Admissions Application
Submit the admissions application which is free to complete online.

•  Request Transcripts
Have official high school transcripts delivered directly to the Office of Admissions from your school. We will also review GED scores of 250 or above.

•  Send ACT or SAT Scores
Provide an official score report from the ACT or SAT. High school graduates out of school for over one year do not need to submit scores.


Transfer Student Applicant Admission Requirements

•  Complete the Admissions Application 
Submit the admissions application which is free to complete online.

•  Request Transcripts
Have official transcripts from each college or university delivered directly to the Office of Admissions

Information for International Students

If your prior education was not conducted in English, you must demonstrate proficiency with acceptable scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or an ESL program. Review the  language and academic requirements to know if you are prepared for studying at Stritch. Review the We can also help you obtain an F-1 student visa.


Funding Your Education

The undergraduate degree programs are competitively priced to make your education affordable. Our counselors in the Financial Aid Office know how to help students identify all options available for funding their education. Learn more about our tuition and the financial aid process.

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