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Sports Management

Jetsx13Jetsx13 Registered User Posts: 179 Junior Member
edited December 2007 in Business Major
Does anybody know of the top sports management schools in the country?

Also a website of the rankings if someone can find it or already has one.

Thanks much appreciated.
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  • gomez95gomez95 Registered User Posts: 646 Member
    There are not many schools offering sports managemnet or Kisenology(sp?). I hear the University of Texas , Austin is one of the best for that.
    Besides this , Rice ,University of Pennsylvania , University of Michigan , University of Illinois are some of the well ranked colleges for this course.
  • Jetsx13Jetsx13 Registered User Posts: 179 Junior Member
    Thanks can any body else help me out? Website with ranking would be very appreciated...
  • Worried StudentWorried Student Registered User Posts: 780 Member
    I am going to assume that you are looking for Sports Management Business degree, not a Kinesiology degree. If you want to become a personal trainer, then Kinesiology would be your major.

    Here are some of the top Sports Management programs in the country:
    UMass-Amherst
    Bowling Green
    USC (South Carolina)
    University of Oregon (Sports Marketing)
    Ohio University (I believe it was the first school to offer the degree- excellent program, underrated college)
    Rice- really, really excellent program
    University of Kentucky

    The one at Michigan is through the Kinesiology department. The one offered at U. of Illinois Urbana Champaign is more of a Parks and Recreation degree.
  • Jetsx13Jetsx13 Registered User Posts: 179 Junior Member
    Thanks for the help worried student
  • loslobos71loslobos71 . Posts: 1,769 Senior Member
    Dont sleep on Temple U. highly underrated school and SM program. I know they got a prof. from UT a couple years ago. Not to mention the excellent internship poss. (Eagles, Sixers, Flyers, Phillies, Phantoms, etc.)

    Also, I know Indiana and Ithaca have very good SM programs too.
  • Jetsx13Jetsx13 Registered User Posts: 179 Junior Member
    Thanks for the help guys.
  • BSD24BSD24 Registered User Posts: 44 Junior Member
    NYU also has a sports management program
  • A2Wolves6A2Wolves6 Registered User Posts: 4,232 Senior Member
    UPenn does not offer a Sport management degree program. Illinois' program is horrendous and only has a few courses in Sport Management, the majority in "leisure studies". Kentucky's program is not that good.

    I'd also add U of Miami to the list Worried Student made, and second the notions of Temple and Texas.
  • JCoveneyJCoveney - Posts: 1,504 Senior Member
    Honestly, I don't really see the value of most programs that are just "sports management." These type of hyperspecialized programs are often of little value. If you want to be great in any business, you want to have a strong grasp of business fundamentals coupled with SOME specialized training...but a whole degree?
  • A2Wolves6A2Wolves6 Registered User Posts: 4,232 Senior Member
    Sports Management programs offer a business based curriculum, but specifically apply the principles to the sport industry, rather than learn generic principles. It's specified learning, and employers do indeed give an advantage to people who have a sport degree as compared to a business degree. Many internships require a SM curriculum and won't take business students because of a learning curve on the job. Also, SM companies also have much stronger relationships with the sport job industry as compared to a business school, which specializes in relationships to banks, firms, etc.
  • JCoveneyJCoveney - Posts: 1,504 Senior Member
    Do you have anything with which to base that off of A2.
  • A2Wolves6A2Wolves6 Registered User Posts: 4,232 Senior Member
    Meetings and conversations with personnel people of the Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts, Indianapolis Indians, Houston Rockets, Houston Astros, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Lions, in addition to requirements listed under many internships posted online, classes i've taken and books i've read about thie industry.
  • bigdawg22bigdawg22 Registered User Posts: 80 Junior Member
    BSD24, is the sports management program at NYU in stern?
  • Jetsx13Jetsx13 Registered User Posts: 179 Junior Member
    Man I really want to major in SM.

    A2 you seem like you know alot about it, are you planning or currently majoring in it?
  • A2Wolves6A2Wolves6 Registered User Posts: 4,232 Senior Member
    I am currently majoring in sport management.
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