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Program Overview

The new Sports Management concentration is designed for students who seek to apply their business skills to the dynamic industry of sports and recreation. Earning a sports-management-focused degree will position graduates to navigate the sports marketing and media environment; understand labor and sports law; manage budgets and complex financial issues; manage teams, events, and projects; and leverage business technology for problem solving and data-informed decision making. 

The global sports industry generates over $400 billion annually, and the number and type of associated career opportunities is growing faster than average (10% from 2016 to 2026). Graduates can expect to work in facility and event management, marketing and promotion, sports communication, sales, sports tourism, or amateur and professional sport management organizations, among others, with average salaries ranging from $41,000 to $208,000. 

At King’s, students will have regional access to practicum and internship opportunities at high-profile organizations like the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL Pittsburgh Penguins) and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton RailRiders (Triple-A Yankees).  

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Earning your degree in Management

Students selecting a major in Management will be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) under the program of study offered by the William G. McGowan School of Business. A minor in Management is also available as a part of the William G. McGowan School of Business program of study. 

The Management major at King's College provides an extensive general background in business; the major requirements emphasize the fundamental principles of business management along with the entrepreneurial and global aspects of business required of a business professional.  The management major is provided with a thorough foundation in the fields of accounting, economics, computer systems, finance, law and the quantitative aspects of business.  Mangement majors can choose from a concentration in Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Healthcare Management, Human Resources Management, International Business Management, or Sports Management. 

Utilizing the elective courses a student can achieve a double concentration, double major or minor from the other majors in the McGowan School of Business or the College of Arts and Sciences. 

The Management concentration gives the student strategic training in business, an appreciation of and ability to use the modern tools of management, an exposure to a broad range of business subjects and opportunities, and a wide range of career options, such as business enterprises, not-for-profit organizations, or government service, as well as graduate and/ or professional school. 

The Management concentrations integrates and builds upon the CORE Curriculum courses/skills, including oral and written communication competencies, information technology, and critical thinking to enhance the learning of business. A variety of elective courses are available to meet the desires and interests of the students. These courses, and the availability of internships, contribute significant depth to the student's education. 

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