Stevenson University announces new Sport Management track in Business Administration

Stevenson University‘s Brown School of Business and Leadership is adding a new track to its Business Administration program, Sport Management. The Sport Management track is designed for students who are interested in managing or providing marketing support to professional, intercollegiate, or interscholastic athletic organizations, as well as sport- and fitness-related businesses.

The new Sport Management track will prepare students for successful careers in the management and marketing of athletic programs and teams. The track is also geared for those students who seek to oversee and operate recreational management programs for resorts, municipalities, and park services as well as for those who want to own a sport- or fitness-related business or manage athletic training facilities. In addition to core business administration courses, the track will offer courses in the economics of sports, sports law, sport management, and sports marketing. Students will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge to the real world of work through internships. Currently, Stevenson students have options to intern with such professional athletic organizations as the Baltimore Orioles, Aberdeen IronBirds, and Bowie Baysox. as well as with companies such as Brick Bodies/Lynne Brick’s and East Coast Social Sports.

“Our Sport Management program extends beyond students interested in the management of professional or collegiate athletic programs,” said Deborah Leather, Chair of the Department of Business Administration. “The track is also perfect for those who envision careers in K-12 schools, in the growing fitness and exercise industry, or in sport-related businesses such as clothing and other products.”

The Brown School of Business and Leadership opened in fall 2008 and houses the university’s undergraduate degree programs in accounting, economics and finance, business administration, information systems, and legal studies as well as a state-of-the-art mock trial courtroom for Stevenson’s Forensic Studies program, a business and law library, 12 classrooms, a student lounge, six computer labs, and two distance learning classrooms. The School is located on Stevenson’s growing Owings Mills campus, which includes the former training site of the Baltimore Colts and Baltimore Ravens and is expanding with a new 60,000-square-foot gymnasium and sports complex opening in fall 2010.

For an enrollment package and more information about the Sport Management track, please contact the Admissions Office.

Recently ranked as one of just 77 “Top Up-and-Coming Schools” nationally by U.S. News & World Report, Stevenson is the third-largest independent university in Maryland with more than 3,400 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult accelerated degrees in the classroom and online. The University is committed to providing a career-focused education and placed 95 percent of its December 2008/May 2009 graduates in jobs or graduate programs.

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