Bachelor of Science in Business

Sport, Event, and Hospitality Management Concentration

Overview

This concentration provides students with a theoretical and practical understanding of the sport, event, and hospitality industries. Students select one of the three tracks, which offer preparation in the management and marketing of:

  • Sport Events, Organizations, Products, & Athletes
  • Special Events, Expositions, Festivals, & Other Entertainment Properties
  • Tourism Destinations & Businesses Related to Tourism, Including Cities, Attractions, Hotels, Restaurants & Airlines

Career Options in Sport, Event, and Hospitality Management

Typical entry-level positions include those in collegiate and professional sport organizations, sport marketing agencies, sport manufacturers, sport and event facilities, hotels and resorts, restaurants and food service operations, visitor and convention bureaus, theme parks and recreation centers, museums, tour operators, travel management firms, destination management companies, event producers, associations, corporate sponsors, and consulting firms. Examples include SFX Sports, IMG, the NFL Players Association, the United States Olympic Committee, the Washington Wizards, the Washington Redskins, Nike, the NBA, NHL, American Express, the Washington Convention and Tourism Corporation, the Walt Disney Company, The TCI Companies, the Smithsonian, Marriott International, Choice Hotels, United, Amtrak, Ridgewells Catering, the American Heart Association and PKF Consulting.


3 Possible Tracks:

Sports Management

 

Event Management

 

Hospitality Management

 


 

Sport, Event, and Hospitality Management Concentration Requirements

In addition to the requirements for the bachelor of science with a major in business, the concentration in sport, event, and hospitality management requires five field courses:

Required field
TSTD 3001Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality Management
TSTD 4102Practicum
or MGT 3305 Human Capital Sustainability
Required track
All courses in one of the following tracks:
Sport management track
Sport and Event Business Management
Sport and Event Marketing
Issues in Sport and Event Management
Event management track
Hospitality Industry Management
Sport and Event Business Management
Travel Marketing Communication
Sport and Event Marketing
Special Topics (Convention and Meeting Management)
Hospitality management track
Hospitality Industry Management
Financial Management in Tourism and Hospitality
Travel Marketing Communication

Students should consult with an advisor for specific bachelor of science in business general education courses that apply to this concentration.