The sport management degree at Southeast Missouri State University is the only sport management program of its kind in Missouri. The Sport Management Program Review Council awarded program approval in July 2005 after Southeast met the required rigorous curricular standards. Only 50 undergraduate programs in the United States currently have this approval. Sport management is a field of study preparing students to work in the sport industry. Sport managers work to produce, promote, organize and facilitate sport events, services and products. Our program combines sport-specific courses with a business administration minor. The curriculum is designed to meet the curricular guidelines for sport management established by professional organizations: North American Society for Sport Management and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education.
Southeast Missouri State University has the advantage of being located between two major cities, St. Louis and Memphis, each having multiple professional sport organizations. Our prime location will give you increased opportunities for exciting internship and career prospects.
Students interested in intercollegiate athletics have the opportunity to gain experience in the university’s NCAA Division I athletics department through a sport management practicum.