Sport Management (B.S.)

Why Study Sport Management at NIU?

Our experiential and research-informed program in Sport Management prepares you for the extensive career opportunities available with professional franchises, collegiate athletic departments, marketing and management firms, parks and recreation operations, and more.

Careers with a Sport Management Degree

NIU alumni are employed by the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago White Sox, the Chicago Bulls, the Chicago Sky, the Chicago Bears, the Chicago Blackhawks and many other teams in Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the National Football League and the National Hockey League as well as Intercollegiate Athletics programs.

Sport Management Faculty

We provide an inclusive, engaging and supportive environment that inspires excellence. Our faculty prepare you to succeed and lead in your career and community through programs grounded in engaged learning experiences. Our innovative and effective instruction address your changing educational and professional needs.

Hands-on Learning Opportunities

The NIU College of Education embeds diverse, real-world learning opportunities in its programs, including Sport Management

  • You select internship sites (with faculty guidance) that align with future career goals. Sites include professional sport and college athletics organizations, NIU Athletics, local parks and recreation operations and private sport management firms.
  • Class trips, networking opportunities and guest speakers enrich the program and provide you opportunities to interact with sport industry professionals.

If you choose to live in Stevenson Towers’ Sport, Recreation and Wellness Community, you can participate in intramural leagues, weekend trips and monthly workshops which will enhance your personal wellness as well as connect you with other students who share your interest in sport and recreation.