Sport Management

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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Major in

Sport Management

Double the value of your business degree with a co-major in Sport Management – and prepare for a career in one of the fastest-growing industries worldwide.

About the Program

Rider University’s new program in Sport Management prepares students for a career in one of the world’s biggest businesses: the fast-growing, multi-billion dollar sport industry. Students gain a competitive edge as they develop a working understanding of the critical role business plays in every facet of sports and sports-related organizations.

This dual major program leads to a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) degree with two majors, Sport Management and a second major offered by one of the five departments in the Norm Brodsky College of Business.

NOTE: A minor in Sport Studies is available to all Rider students, including non-business majors. The curriculum provides students with a multi-dimensional view of sports and an understanding of the important role of sports in shaping culture.

AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Program Highlights

  • Double the value of your business degree with a co-major in Sport Management. 
  • Earn a well-rounded business degree from Rider’s distinguished, AACSB-accredited Norm Brodsky College of Business.
  • Gain hands-on experience through internships and other networking opportunities
  • Broaden your career opportunities by combining Sport Management with a second major in one of eleven key business areas offered by Rider.

Program Description

The Sport Management co-major is designed to give students a broad-based business education by combining it with another discipline offered by Rider’s Norm Brodsky College of Business. This unique pairing provides students a deeper understanding of the legal, ethical, economic, social and managerial issues related to sports. 

The business-based curriculum prepares students for diverse career opportunities in professional sports organizations, college and high school athletic administration, sports governing bodies, event and facility management, marketing firms media organizations and entrepreneurial ventures.


Students in this program will have the option of completing an internship as part of their degree requirements. Rider’s strategic location near the New York and Philadelphia metropolitan areas offers outstanding access to some of the world’s leading sports franchises, sports media, marketing organizations and more.

Recent sport-related student internships include:

Camden Riversharks
Wilmington Blue Rocks
Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation
Fitness and Wellness Centers (RWJ University Hospital affiliate)
Philadelphia Flyers
Our Game Magazine
NFL Films
New York Giants
SportsNet New York
Professional Golf Association
United States Tennis Association
Trenton Thunder
Sun Bank Arena
Wells Fargo Center
Princeton YWCA
Trenton YMCA

Executives Insights

An all-star lineup of guest speakers offers industry insight and lively discussion of sports related issues for Rider Sport Management students. Recent guest speakers at Rider include:

Valerie Ackerman 
Commissioner, WNBA 

Mark Burghart 
Producer, CBS Sports 

Mike Carson 
Controller, Philadelphia Phillies 

Jim DeLorenzo 
CEO, JHD Enterprises

Rick Giles 
President, Gazelle Group

Sandy Lipstein 
Former CFO, Comcast Spectacor

Tom Luicci 
Reporter, NJ Star Ledger

Phil Mushnick 
Columnist, NY Post

John Nickolas 
Vice President/CFO,
Philadelphia Phillies

Jon Rothstein 
Announcer, CBS Sports

Mika Ryan 
President/CEO, Mercer County Sports & Entertainment Commission

Andy Speiser 
CFO, Philadelphia 76ers

Marc Zumoff 
Announcer, Philadelphia 76ers



Admissions Information

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1-800-257-9026 or 

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To earn a co-major in Sport Management, students must complete a total of 18 credits in addition to the course requirements for a second business major

Students chose a second major from the following business disciplines offered at Rider:

Business Administration
Information Systems
Business Economics
Entrepreneurial Studies
Global Supply Chain Management
Human Resource Management
International Business
Management & Leadership

independent research project. 

Project ideas can originate from courses within the program or from a student’s personal interest. Students work with faculty one-on-one to design, implement and write the final research paper.


Coursework for the co-major in Sport Management focuses on the principles embedded in the College of Business core curriculum along with expertise from the two majors. 

For more information about coursework, see Major Requirements.

Previous Curriculum Checksheets
Students entering Fall 2016 or Spring 2017

For more information, contact:

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Assistant Professor I
Sweigart Hall 245