Bachelor of Science in Business - Sport, Event, and Hospitality Management Concentration


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 Football Team, 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.

Three Possible Tracks







Degree Requirements

The following requirements must be fulfilled for the concentration in sport, event, and hospitality management: 15 credits in required and selected courses; at least 9 of these credits must be taken in residence. All concentration courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C-.

Concentrations are only available to GWSB students. See Concentrations under GW School of Business Undergraduate Regulations in this Bulletin for additional information.

TSTD 3001Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality Management
TSTD 4102Practicum 1
or MGT 3305 Human Capital Sustainability
All courses in one of the following 3-course 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
Travel Marketing Communications
Sport and Event Marketing
Special Topics
Hospitality management track
Hospitality Industry Management
Financial Management in Tourism and Hospitality
Travel Marketing Communication
Travel Marketing Communications

Students must complete 3 credits in TSTD 4102 to satisfy the concentration requirement.