Sports Management at the University of Michigan

Explore the business management side of sports and get exposed to the number of different directions you can take with a background in Sports Management.

Program Highlights

Acquire a baseline understanding of the structure and purpose of the sport industry.
Explore the different aspects of sports management, including personnel management, business, program development, marketing, recruiting, and more.
Develop the ability to apply business principles to the management of sport facilities, events and organizations.
Interact with industry professionals to gain first-hand insight into a career in Sports Management.
Discuss current challenges facing athletes and the sports industry today and what effect that has from a management perspective.

Residential Tuition:

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July 21, 2024 August 2, 2024


University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Course Overview

Successful management is required in all segments of the sport industry whether professional, amateur, collegiate, club, public, private, etc. In the management function, the same basic elements are needed, regardless of organizational type: personnel management, program development, marketing, information management, facilities management, and legal responsibilities. Depending on what kind of sport management career interests you, possibilities include working directly with athletes, coaches, and organizations, or working behind the scenes as a promoter, marketing manager, or sports economist. Our course will explore the business management side of sports and expose you to the number of different directions you can take with a background in Sports Management.

Meet your instructor

Courses are taught by accomplished and passionate faculty recruited from many area colleges, universities and professional forums. Each faculty member is selected for their subject area expertise and proven ability to both challenge and captivate students.

Topics you'll explore

Career Exploration

Students will have the opportunity to hear from leaders in the industry, as well as visit local sports venues.

baseball, sports

Course Structure

There are nine 3-hour class sessions over the two-week course. During week one, students have class from 9am-12pm Monday - Friday. During week two, students have class from 9am-12pm Monday through Thursday. Wednesday afternoons of each week are dedicated to students' course-specific academic excursion, guest speaker, or activity.

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