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Our Sport Management Program specializes in taking students from being fans and teaching them that there is more to the business of sport than the action on the field.

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Marietta College's Sport Management major prepares students — both athletes and non-athletes alike — for careers in sports marketing, sports sales, event management, facility management, coaching, licensing and branding, and the emerging field of game presentation and fan engagement at all levels of sport — including high school, collegiate and professional sports.

In every course, students complete industry-related projects, whether that's participating in a mock trial based on an actual sports case that was litigated in the courts to planning and implementing Community Baseball Day and Community Softball Day, a Marietta College tradition since 1999. Our students also begin to build their own professional network by completing a mentor assignment with someone in the sports industry.

Our students have interned with the Dallas Cowboys, Columbus Blue Jackets, Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Flyers, Oakland Athletics, and DC United, to name a few. Graduates work in a variety of positions within the sports industry or are continuing their education in graduate programs in sport management or professional programs in business and law. Marietta students have also volunteered at the Boca Raton and Orange bowls in Florida during winter break.

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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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The Sport Management Major

At Marietta College

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 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.

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 through the sharing of ideas, opinions, and experiences from each person’s unique perspective and diverse background.

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.

Earning a Degree in Sport Management

Earning a B.A. in Sport Management means immersing yourself in Libral Arts Learning. Below is an example degree audit to illustrate the interdisciplinary nature

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What You Can Do With a Sport Management Degree

Marietta's Sport Management majors complete two internships and a practicum course before they graduate, ensuring they are prepared to enter the workforce or attend top-rated graduate programs around the nation. Marietta College alumni can be found in professional sports, college athletic departments, sports sales, and a variety of sports marketing positions.

As undergraduates, our students develop their own professional network by completing a mentor assignment with someone in the sports industry — just another advantage for our graduates.

Types of Careers You Can Expect

  • Ticket Management
  • Sports Camp Director
  • Compliance Professional
  • Sport Equipment/Supply
  • Youth Sport Organizations
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Sport Event Planning
  • Path Towards Becoming A Director Of Athletics

Recent Internships

  • Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Cincinnati Masters Tennis Tournament
  • College Athletics Departments
  • Minor League Baseball Teams
  • Columbus Crew
  • Philadelphia Flyers
  • DC United
  • Oakland Athletics
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Kaitlin Nieberding '17

Kaitlin Nieberding ’17, who joined the Sugar Land Skeeters shortly after graduation, has worked her way up to Box Office Manager for the Class AAA-affiliate of the Houston Astros.

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