The Sports Management degree program affords students opportunities beyond professional franchises. In addition to alumni working for such organizations as the Kraft Group, the Boston Celtics and the New England Revolution, Stonehill prepares students for opportunities in related fields, such as media and public relations, sports manufacturers and university athletics. Stonehill graduates have launched careers with such organizations as nearby NBCSports, Titleist-Footjoy and Reebok.

The Beauty of Liberal Arts 

At Stonehill, we believe a holistic approach to education, one that’s guided by the principles of education and faith, is the best way to prepare our students for the “real world”. Stonehill students grow into global citizens who value knowledge, integrity and compassion as they seek to create a more just society.

Meehan School of Business

Sports management majors attend the Meehan School of Business at Stonehill. The School provides the tools and teaching that allows students to recognize and seize opportunities in a rapidly evolving global economy. The Meehan School blends an undergraduate business education with a rigorous program in the liberal arts that emphasize experiential learning, leadership opportunities and creative thinking to sharpen more than a student’s business instincts.

Why major in Sports Management? Here’s why.

Majoring in sports management opens doors.

The Sports management major curriculum at Stonehill College provides the critical thinking and communication skills needed for today’s job market. With those skills as a base, sports management majors can go pretty much anywhere.

A sports management degree can take you down career paths, such as: 

  • Coaching
  • Athletic Administration
  • Events/Hospitality
  • Public Relations
  • Sports Analytics
  • Sales
  • Broadcasting
  • Marketing

Career Outcomes

The national projected growth in the sports management industry is high. From marketing and sales to operations, there are a number of potential career paths and opportunities available. According to Burning Glass Technologies, the field is expected to grow by 11% in the Boston area and by more than 12% nationwide.

A sports management degree from Stonehill’s AACSB-accredited Sports Management Department provides students with a marketable skill set supported by our AACSB-accredited business program and a well-rounded liberal arts education, allowing them to grow their career in and out of the business of sports.

Career Development Resources for Students

The Stonehill Career Development Center offers extensive assistance to students in academic degree and career decisions and applying to graduate school as well as finding internships, mentors and postgraduate service opportunities.

Tailor Your Experience

The beauty of Stonehill’s low student-teacher ratio is that it allows for individualized attention in the classroom and opportunities to collaborate in the field. The sports management major offers students a range of internship, community-based learning and practicum opportunities.

Internship Opportunities

Handshake is Stonehill’s Career Management system, which houses job and internship opportunities for Stonehill students and alumni. Sample internship opportunities that Stonehill sports management majors have completed include:

  • Coordinator Intern – Spring Training Office
  • Brand Ambassador Intern
  • Sports Agency Internship
  • Sports Marketing Intern
  • Venue Management Intern
  • Strategic Partnerships Intern
  • Operations Intern
  • Marketing Relations Assistant Intern
  • Box Office & Ticketing Intern
  • Game Day Baseball Operations Intern
  • Agency Intern
  • Baseball Outreach & Development Intern
  • Guest Relations Intern

Directed Study

Our flexible curriculum allows students to collaborate with trusted faculty members to develop a Directed Study for academic credit. Directed Study is a chance to complete an in-depth investigation closely guided by a faculty member who shares similar interests.

The Meehan School’s internship program is second to none, More often than not, these internships lead to full-time jobs. It’s a program that’s very, very successful.

Research Opportunities

As a major in sports management, you’ll also have the opportunity to do undergraduate or independent research, if you’d like to.

Independent Research is an opportunity for students to expand on Stonehill’s curriculum. A student who wants to do his or her own self-directed research, with helpful guidance from a faculty member when needed, generally pursues an Independent Research project. Student-led and –designed, these projects earn academic credit, can last a semester or more, and often help students to define their post-graduate interests and future goals.

The Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program is an opportunity for students who have completed their first year at Stonehill to perform significant, publishable full-time research under the guidance of and in collaboration with an experienced faculty researcher.

SURE projects help students define and solidify career choices and provide a competitive advantage when applying to graduate school. Many participants also go on to co-publish results in professional journals or present research conclusions at regional and national conferences.

Our programs are distinctive for the range of available opportunities, within and across disciplines, to complete in-depth inquiry in the social sciences, natural sciences and the humanities. 

Educating the Whole Person

At the end of the four years it takes to major in sports management at Stonehill, students will have not only completed courses in their chosen interest, but they will have had the opportunity to participate in research, internship and/or externship programs. And because Stonehill College educates the whole person, each graduate will be prepared to think, act and lead with courage to create a more just and compassionate world.

Additional Resources for Sports Management Majors

  • Meehan Building

    Meehan Building Opened in August 2019, the new state-of-the-art $35 million business school offers cutting edge technology and adaptive, modern classrooms and collaboration spaces.

  • MacPhaidin Library

    MacPhaidin Library provides informational resources that support the College's academic programs. Its goal is to provide faculty and students with the material and services needed for effective teaching, learning and research.

  • Boston Externship Program

    The Boston Externship Program is a unique opportunity for students to explore possible careers and establish professional contacts with Stonehill alumni already working in the field. A one-week program offered every March, the Externship Program provides students ample opportunities to learn and research new industries they may not have previously considered.

  • Silicon Valley Externship Program

    The Silicon Valley Externship Program is designed to help rising seniors explore viable career options. Over the course of a week, students visit a dozen companies, including Google, Uber and SiriusDecisions, often meeting with Stonehill alumni who work there. They also have opportunities to meet employers and ask career development questions.

  • New York Externship Program

    The New York Externship Program is an intensive, week-long experience that focuses on career exploration. Each year, a small group of students travels to New York to meet with successful alumni in a range of professional settings.