BS in Sport Management

Overview

The BS in Sport Management prepares students for exciting careers in the multibillion-dollar international business that is the sport industry. Equipped with the professional expertise necessary to lead and promote sports organizations, students develop the skills necessary to become leaders in a variety of sport organizations, create and manage entrepreneurial ventures in the sport industry, or produce major sporting and entertainment events.

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Program Structure

Core Courses

NYU School of Professional Studies Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport students take 60 credits of Liberal Arts Core courses at NYU's central Washington Square campus, with myriad opportunities to complete these requirements by studying abroad. The sequence of study is designed to sharpen reading comprehension and writing skills, elevate creative and critical thinking capacities, and enhance social and cultural understanding. The Sport Management Core consists of 40 credits of foundational business courses. The sequence of study prepares students with fundamental knowledge of finance, accounting, legal, ethical, and research principles.

Internships

The B.S. in Sport Management includes a one (1) credit practicum of 50 hours and a three (3) credit internship of 300 hours that allows students to gain experience in the sport industry.

Electives

Students are required to complete 28 electives in addition to the 60 Liberal Arts and 40 Major Core credits. These electives can consist of specialized courses within the Tisch Institute or any undergraduate courses at NYU. Students can add a minor as part of these electives, as well.

Professional Specialization Tracks

Students are not required to specialize in any one area of study; the 28 electives are intentionally flexible so students can design their own program of study. However, if you are a student who needs more structure and guidance, we have developed areas of specialization to guide your study.  These specialized tracks, in the subfields of sport management, develop skills and knowledge with immediate application to the field of interest. The following are key areas of specailzation:

  • Event Management: Globally, the sports tourism industry is the fastest-growing sector within the travel industry, valued at $8 billion. With so many seeking novel experiences by participating in or watching sport, the event industry is booming. The Tisch Institute is uniquely positioned in the sport event mecca, which provides an exceptional learning environment.

  • Entrepreneurship: As technology becomes more disruptive, marketing more interactive, niche markets continue growing, and social and environmental responsibility increases, startups that can adapt to this dynamic sport industry are critical. The Sport Entrepreneurship Track is a unique track that enables students through an envi­ronment that cultivates the next generation of sport startup leaders. By collaborating with local venture capitalists and incubators, NYU Entrepreneurial Institute, and Leslie eLab, students can receive aninformed and holistic approach from ideation exposure to and mentoring from venture capitalists. Upon completion of this track, the objective is to have students attain support from an incubator or VC.

  • Sport Tech & Innovation: Perhaps you’re not quite ready to launch your own start-up, but you find the world of sport technology intriguing…this track might be an exciting option for you. With blockchain, 5G, virtual reality, augmented reality, machine learning, and artificial intelligence infiltrating the sport industry, you can get in on the forefront by exploring these courses!

  • Sport Marketing: The sport marketing track introduces the student to the psychology of the sport consumer to better understand the motives behind the consumption of sport products and teams. Students will have the opportunity to work closely with top sport brands through exciting course projects and other learning opportunities.

  • Sport Media: Keeping up with the fast-paced sport industry is a big challenge for today’s media! If you are excited by the 24-hour news cycle and breaking the next big story, then this is the track for you! Students will have the opportunity to create and produce their own content while learning from the best in the industry.

  • Analytics: Is Money Ball your favorite book (or movie)? Do you love big data? Do you find yourself seeking statistical information about players, teams, leagues, or other capital investments? If so, consider the Sport Analytics Track! Students will learn the latest research tools like R, SQL, and other statisti­cal programs.

  • Thesis Option: Perhaps you’re interested in gaining a better understanding of research with the objective of pursing graduate school. If so, then the thesis track, which focuses on developing a foundation of research knowledge to prepare the student for further study, might be a strong option for you. If students choose the Thesis Track option, then Sport Industry Thesis is a required course, which will replace the Internship in the core course offerings.

  • Sport Law: Whether you are interested in attending law school or aspire to a future of contracts and negotiations, consider the sport law track. Students will have the opportunity to learn from top lawyers in the industry. 

Core Requirements

The 128 program consists of 60 credits of liberal arts core courses, 40 credits of the sports core, and 28 elective credits.

Writing

Students are required to take two (2) of the following courses (4 credits each)

Social Sciences

Students are required to take 20 credits (5 courses) of social science courses. Students are welcome to take any course listed below to fulfill this requirement. Please note, the Sociology of Sport course is topical, and therefore can be repeated for credit.

Humanities

Students are required to take 20 credits (5 courses) of humanities courses. Students are welcome to take any course listed below to fulfill this requirement. Note - foreign language courses are not required to fulfill this requirement. However, students are encouraged to take a foreign language if they plan to study abroad. Keep in mind, requirements for NYU Global internships indicate an intermediate level in a foreign language for certain countries.

Free Electives

Students may take any nine courses of their choice from the following options. Students may take up to two NYUSPS Real World courses to fulfill the elective requirements.*In addition, TCSM1-UC 2550 and TCSM1-UC 2650 can be taken as electives if not taken to fulfill liberal arts requirements. Further, electives from outside the program can be taken to fulfill an elective if related to sport management and approved by an academic advisor.

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