Sport Management

The next generation of sports business leaders.

If you've always been fascinated with the world of sports, whether it's the game day production of a professional team or the smooth management of local pick-up leagues, a degree in Sport Management from Mercyhurst North East may be the path for you. To fully prepare students for entry-level positions in the sports industry, the Sport Management concentration offers a sequence of courses including accounting, economics, management, marketing, strength and conditioning, first aid, officiating, and topics in professional, collegiate, and recreational athletics.

DID YOU KNOW...

Our unique Coaching Techniques course covers the fundamentals of coaching (with a focus on youth and interscholastic sports) to prepare you for a coaching position after graduation.

DID YOU KNOW...

Students get real-world coaching experience in 10 to 15 hours of work alongside actual coaches in the MNE athletics program and have the opportunity to earn 11 certificates from the NFHSA and the PIAA.

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The business programs at MNE work as 2+2 programs, which means you can earn your associate degree in two years and then earn your bachelor’s degree in just two more years at Mercyhurst University or another accredited college.

SAMPLE COURSES


SGMT 150 Coaching Techniques
Prepare for a coaching position after graduation by examining the building blocks of becoming a better sport coach while also investigating contemporary issues and problems with coaching.

SMKT 201 Sport Marketing & Promotion
Apply basic marketing principles to the sport industry and examine tactics, strategies and examples of sport industry organizations use of marketing.

EXPERIENCES & OUTCOMES

CAREERS

Our grads find employment in personal training, intercollegiate athletics, coaching, community-based sport programs, sport marketing and promotion, and corporate fitness programs.

TRANSFER TO ERIE

Grads wishing to pursue a bachelor’s degree at Mercyhurst University’s main campus can apply for our Internal Transfer Scholarship, which awards up to $18,000 based on GPA.

CERTIFICATION

Upon completion of this program, students have the opportunity to earn certification from the National Federation of State High School Associations and the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association if they pass a sport specific exam.

Meet the Faculty