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Sport Management, B.S.

College of Business

Do you love competing on the athletic field? Do you bleed your favorite team’s colors? If sports play this significant of a role in your life, a career in sports management might be exactly what you are looking for. The sports industry in North America is made up of many segments. It involves partnerships across organizations that conduct billions of dollars worth of business every year. Sports organizations, teams and athletic facilities, to name just a few, need savvy business professionals to keep them organized and operating efficiently.

With an in-depth curriculum focusing on strategies in real-world sport business applications, Indiana Tech’s Bachelor of Science in Sport Management will help you develop the problem-solving, decision-making and strategic-planning skills necessary to succeed in the performance, production and promotion segments of the sports industry.

Why choose Indiana Tech?

  • Our faculty are experienced in the professional and academic sides of the sports industry, which include sports marketing, intercollegiate athletic administration, youth and community sports management, recreation and competitive sports operations and professional sport structure and governance.
  • You will participate in multiple field experiences and/or internships during your education, which will provide you with career experiences in your chosen area of sport management.
  • Your education will include extensive experiential learning with real projects and real sports-related organizations.
  • The faculty integrates principles from the North American Society of Sport Management and professional sports organizations into program content.
  • Indiana Tech fosters an active learning environment, enriched by instructors who possess years of experience in their respective fields.
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Careers in this Degree

Graduates with this degree have pursued careers in the following fields:

  • Team operation and management
  • Sales and marketing
  • Event planning and promotion
  • Facility management
  • Athlete representation (sports agent)

Job Outlook

Below are some of the potential career opportunities available to graduates with this degree. Additionally, you will find national statistics for average annual salaries and projected job growth, as identified by statistics. Salaries can vary based on the market in which you live and the prior experience you bring to the position.

  • Postsecondary education administrator (athletic director) $94,340/year

Job outlook through 2028: 7 percent increase

  • Sports marketing manager $132,620/year

Job outlook through 2028: 8 percent increase

  • Coach or scout $33,780/year

Job outlook through 2028: 11 percent increase

Warriors in the Workplace

Indiana Tech graduates with this degree have earned jobs at:

  • Cleveland Browns
  • Los Angeles Clippers
  • Baltimore Orioles
  • The Plex, Fort Wayne
  • Kwik Goal
  • YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne

Internship Opportunities

Indiana Tech students pursuing this degree have interned with:

  • Fort Wayne Komets (ECHL)
  • Fort Wayne Mad Ants (NBA G League)
  • Fort Wayne TinCaps (Midwest League)
  • Fort Wayne Football Club
  • Indiana Tech Warriors Athletic Department
  • Warrior Park
  • World Baseball Academy
  • YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne

Craig Dyer

Program Lead

Professor Dyer’s background includes extensive experience in athletics and sports management, as well as marketing and promotion responsibilities for regional sports services organizations. He is a member of the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), and he serves on the board of directors for the World Baseball Academy in Fort Wayne.

  • Graduate Certificate in Sport Management, Southern New Hampshire University
  • M.B.A., Indiana Tech
  • B.S., Indiana State University

Dr. Shane Fudge

Program Lead

Dr. Fudge’s background includes extensive experience in recreation, leisure, athletics and sports event management across the United States, Canada and Australia. His doctoral research and expertise examine the various issues facing sports organizations in the event industry and organizational behavior trends in sports. He has worked in multiple professional positions in the sport industry as a manager and an entrepreneur.

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Interdisciplinary Management and Sports Management, University of Canberra, Australia
  • Master of Arts in Human Kinetics, Université d ’Ottawa, Canada
  • Bachelor’s in Journalism/Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications, Carleton University, Canada