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Gavin Linkous ’21

Gavin Linkous ’21 took advantage of every opportunity presented to him during his four years at Marietta. Now he says he feels more prepared for graduate school than the rest of his classmates.

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In addition to a liberal arts core curriculum, Sport Management majors prepare for careers in their field by completing a rigorous course load that consists of a Business & Economics Core, Sport Management Courses, and additional electives in Management, Marketing, Communications or Graphic Arts.
Requirements for a major in Sport Management.
Requirements for a minor in Sport Management.
Student Success
of Marietta College students will complete a Senior Capstone project or presentation
of Marietta College’s Sport Management graduates since 2020 were employed or attending graduate school within six months of graduating
A Marietta College Sport Management major works during a Columbus Blue Jackets game as part of a job shadow.
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Sport Management Students prepare food during Marietta College Baseball Community Day
Marietta College Sport Management majors works during a Columbus Blue Jackets game as part of a job shadow.

What You'll Learn as a Sport Management Major.

Through innovative teaching techniques, experiential learning, and a commitment to preparing students for graduate school and/or industry work immediately after graduation, the Sport Management program at Marietta College will be a first-choice degree program for aspiring industry career professionals. 

Dedicated Faculty

Dedicated faculty support and challenge students in the classroom and in the field. Marietta is the only undergraduate program in the world that teaches students game management software (ScriptPro and ShowFlo), which are the two industry-leading software programs for event promotion.

Prepared for Anything

Marietta's Sport Management program prepares students for graduate school and careers in the sports industry. The academic environment fosters positive interaction among students and faculty by sharing their ideas, opinions, and experiences from each person’s unique perspective and diverse background.

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Our graduates complete at least two internships and a practicum course, and they are known for having this valuable hands-on experience and knowledge — clearly differentiating and distinguishing Marietta College graduates from other sport management programs.

Student Organization

Sport Management majors can join Marietta’s Sport Business Association chapter, which fosters the professional development of its members by attending conferences, identifying field-related volunteer work, and networking with alumni and other professionals in the sports industry.

Outcomes — Internships
  • The Western & Southern Open
  • Savannah Bananas
  • Akron Rubber Ducks
  • Lake Erie Crushers
  • Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Cleveland Guardians
  • Wheeling Nailers
  • Marietta College Athletics
  • USA Softball
  • USGA and LPGA US Open
Outcomes — Job Shadows
  • Boca Raton Bowl
  • Cleveland Cavaliers
  • NCAA Division I Final Four
  • Savannah Bananas
  • University of Michigan Athletics
  • Capital One Orange Bowl
  • NFL Draft
  • University of Pittsburgh Athletics
  • Myrtle Beach Bowl
Outcomes — Professions
  • Houston Astros
  • West Virginia University Athletics
  • University of the Incarnate Word Athletics
  • Western Michigan University/Aspire Group
  • Sugar Land Skeeters
  • BSN Sports
  • National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics
  • Ohio University Athletics
  • Florida Atlantic Athletics
  • Kent State Athletics
  • Columbus Recreation and Parks Department
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Do Sport Management majors complete an internship?

Yes! Majors complete at least two internships and a practicum course, which provide professional experience to their résumés and make them stand out to employers and graduate programs.

Do Sport Management majors typically shadow Marietta College Athletics?

Our students can intern with our robust Athletics Department, but many students have pursued job shadowing experiences with organizations like the Cleveland Cavaliers and ESPN, further expanding their professional network.

What is the difference between Sport Management, Sport Leadership, and Sport Administration?

In higher education programs, these terms are used interchangeably for degrees that train professionals to manage within sport organizations and programs. In these academic programs, students learn to lead organizations by applying leadership, management, general business, leisure, communication, and socio-cultural theory in sport-specific settings.

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