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About the Sports Management Degree Program

On Campus

A bachelor’s degree in Sports Management is designed to provide students with an introductory understanding of the sports industry. The coursework includes a focus on the applied aspects of sports management; a strong focus on leadership and management provides students with the skill set to pursue careers within sports organizations and athletic programs at every level. From marketing to event and facility management, our students can select a path that aligns with their goals. Exceptional hands-on internship opportunities connect you with industry leaders to propel you in the field of your choice.

Sports Management Program at a Glance


Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to UNK.

Degree Received

Sports Management, Bachelor of Science


Per Credit Hour

With the New Nebraskan Scholarship all undergraduate students pay in-state tuition

Cory Foote

“The KSS faculty at UNK provided me the tools and experiences I needed to successfully land my dream job in Sports Management right after graduation. Through comprehensive classes and hands-on training at a variety of UNK sporting events, I was able to carry what I learned into a position as a Sports Information Director at Duke University.”


Cory Foote

Sports Management

What can you do with a Sports Management Degree

Learn more about the types of jobs and common employers that Sports Management graduates work for.


  • Sports marketing specialist
  • Athletic program coordinator
  • University athletics administration
  • Sports Broadcasting
  • Game-day Operations
  • Compliance
  • Ticket sales
  • Sports Event Planning and Management
  • Sports Information
  • Athletic camp manager
  • Fund development


  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • Sporting Kansas City
  • University of Nebraska Lincoln
  • Arizona Coyotes
  • NCAA
  • Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Office
  • Tri City Storm
  • Creighton University
  • Lincoln Salt Dogs
  • West Coast Conference