Sports Management

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Undergraduate Minor, Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Sports and Recreation Management Concentration

Program Delivery

On-Campus, Online

Locations Available

Rindge, New Hampshire

Maybe you’ve played sports all your life, run a fantasy league or set out no matter the weather to hike, paddle or ride. If so, the Sports Management offerings at Franklin Pierce will prepare you for a career that feels more like a passion than a job.

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Who should Study Sports Management ?

You’ll find this major a good fit if you have or want to develop:

  • Passion for sports, fitness and active lifestyle
  • Outgoing, high energy leadership and networking skills
  • Understanding of impact of physical well-being on human behavior
  • Math and data analytics to evaluation evidence and results

Our MBA and Graduate Certificate are designed for working professionals. Your coursework will present concepts in practical and quantitative terms, so that you can apply them to the workplace immediately.


Undergraduate students study core business concepts and learn the principles of program development, event planning, marketing, and evaluation.

At the graduate level, you will examine best business practices, while developing leadership, and more advanced media, marketing, technology, and operations management skills.

See our curriculum plan to learn how you’ll progress through the program. Note that course sequences are subject to change:

  • AC101 Principles of Accounting I
  • AC102 Principles of Accounting II
  • CIT101 Microcomputer Applications or CIT130 Database Applications or CIT140 Electronic Spreadsheets or MT260 Statistics
  • ET101 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • GLE101 First Year Inquiry Seminar
  • GLE110 First Year Composition I
  • MN201 Principles of Management
  • SR100 Foundations or Sports & Recreation

  • BA213 Business Law
  • ET102 Principles of Microeconomics
  • GLE120 First Year Composition II
  • MK201 Principles of Marketing
  • SR202 Principles of Sports & Recreation Management
  • 6 Additional Electives

  • FM224 Principles of Financial Management
  • MN321 Organizational Behavior
  • IB364 International Business
  • SR243 Programming in Sports & Recreation Management
  • SR368 Sports & Recreation Facilities Management
  • 5 Additional Electives

  • BA001 Comprehensive Exam (take with BA471)
  • BA471 Business Strategy and Ethics
  • SR001 Comprehensive Exam (take with BA471)
  • SR390 Internship in Sports & Recreation Management or SR395 Advanced Internship in Sports & Recreation Management or SR495 Senior Independent Research Project
  • SR419 Law & Liability in Sports Recreation
  • SR420 Trends & Issues in Sports & Recreation Management
  • 6 Additional Electives

  • GM510 Seminar in Leadership
  • GM520 Legal and Ethical Issues in Organizations
  • GM540 Organizational Behavior
  • GM542 Quantitative and Research Techniques for Leaders
  • GM543 Economics for Managers
  • GM561 Financial Management
  • GM562 Marketing Management
  • GM564 Operations Management for Leaders
  • GM691 Strategic Management Seminar
  • SF502 Media Relations and Technology in the Sports Industry
  • SF506 Change Management in Sports Organizations
  • SF508 Facilities Management
  • Eelective MBA Course (1)

  • GM510 Seminar in Leadership
  • GM562 Marketing Management
  • SF502 Media Relations and Technology in the Sport Industry
  • SF506 Change Management in Sports Organizations
  • SF508 Sports Facilities Management

What Can I Do With a Sports Management Degree?

Franklin Pierce graduates have gone on to enjoy careers and internships with such companies as:


  • Boston Red Sox
  • New England Patriots
  • Philadelphia Flyers
  • NBA
  • PGA Tour


  • Boston Red Sox
  • New England Patriots
  • Walt Disney World
  • Universal Studios
  • Madison Square Garden