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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

  • Identify the basic principles of economics and finance and apply them to the sport industry.

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  • Demonstrate an understanding of theories of marketing, management and organizational behavior and how these theories are applied to sports enterprises.

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  • Examine the social and cultural significance of sport in society.

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  • Analyze legal, ethical and philosophical issues related to the field of sport management.

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  • Demonstrate the ability to synthesize information and engage in strategic planning and decision-making.

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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