Program:  Sports Management
Award:  Career Studies Certificate


The Sports Management certificate explores the growing field of sports management focusing on sport management principles and practices. Students are exposed to business skills, oral and written communications, and critical thinking gaining an understanding of the management of the sports industry and sports facilities.

What will I learn?

Upon successful completion of the Sports Management Career Studies Certificate, students will demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of fundamental principles requisite for professional success in the sport management profession. These include, but are not limited to, management theories, law, marketing, communication, accounting practices, finance, and sport governance.

What is the job outlook for graduates from this program?

As of the second quarter of 2023, total employment in the Hampton Roads Workforce Region for Entertainment and Recreation Managers was 37.  There is projected annual demand/need for 4 new entrants into this occupation (Source:  Jobs EQ Occupation Report Entertainment and Recreation Managers, January 2024).

How much can I earn with this degree?

Below are the 2023 wages for careers, within the Hampton Roads Workforce Region, that are related to this field.

  Entry Level Mean Experienced
Entertainment and Recreation Managers $43,300 $77,500 $94,600

 (Source:  Jobs EQ Occupation Report Wages, January 2024)