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Sport Management

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Sport Management

Passion underlies every role in the sports industry, whether in sports marketing, athletic administration, the apparel business, coaching, management, or sports broadcasting. Linfield’s interdisciplinary sport management major sets you on a path to a career in this fast-growing, interdisciplinary field. Discover business trends, analyze legal, ethical and philosophical issues in sports, engage in strategic decision-making, and apply marketing and business principles to the world of athletics.

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As a sport management major at Linfield

you might take:

The Management of Sport

Learn about the many factors involved the business side of sports: marketing, finance, law, and ethics. (BNSS 350)

The Economics of Sports

Analyze industry market structures, the role of discrimination, and public policy in professional and amateur sports. (ECON 321)

Sport in American Society

Examine the impact of sports on American society, and cultural responses to sports in America and abroad. (HHPA 425)

Studying sport management at Linfield

Learning Outcomes

  • Appreciate ethical, legal and global aspects of business
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  • Apply knowledge of the management and strategy of organizations
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  • Demonstrate literacy in accounting
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  • Understand the role of marketing
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  • Demonstrate competency in financial analysis
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Intern in all areas of sport management

Linfield's School of Business internship program is one of the oldest and most successful in the Pacific Northwest. Internships provide invaluable hands-on experience and further develop your professional skills. Some companies where sport management majors at Linfield may find internship placements include:

  • Adidas
  • National Football Academy
  • Athletes & Advocates for Social Justice in Sports
  • Nike
  • Beaver Sports Properties
  • Oregon School Activities Association
  • Columbia
  • PGA/LPGA Tour
  • Hawaii High School Athletic Association
  • Portland Thorns
  • Hillsboro Hops
  • Portland Timbers
  • Keene Swamp Bats
  • Portland Trail Blazers
  • Linfield Athletics

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Have questions about studying sport management at Linfield? Reach out! We'd love to connect with you.

Natalie Welch
Natalie Welch
Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator
T.J. Day Hall