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School of Business
Behind the players, the games, and the screaming fans, there is an infrastructure
in place to ensure the games continue. Sport is big business, and as in
all businesses, managers, accountants, marketing and advertising professionals,
sales people, and many others are needed to keep everything running.
The Business Sport Management major is designed to prepare students for
entry level management positions related to sport and entertainment. Students
who choose a major in Business Sport Management are qualified for entry
level management positions in marketing and sales for professional and
minor league sport teams, sales and management for sporting goods companies,
event management and marketing for sport facilities and arenas. Previous
Business Sport Management majors have completed internships and gained
employment with organizations such as the New Orleans Saints and Washington
Redskins (NFL), Fayetteville Fire Antz (semi-professional hockey), the
Fayetteville Swamp Dogs (minor league baseball), Fayetteville Guard (arena
football), New York Mets, Washington Nationals and Florida Marlins (MLB),
Dartfish USA, Cheer Limited, Fayetteville Area Sports Authority, New England
Sports Network, Special Olympics, USA Baseball, Hall of Fame Productions,
North Carolina State Games and Wounded Warrior Project.
- Professional preparation for application of business
principles to the sports industry.
- Graduates with a major or concentration in Sport Management will have
the skills and knowledge necessary to become effective managers
and administrators in the business of sport.
- Gain valuable experience through hands-on projects
- Work closely with local teams, college athletics,
and sporting facilities and events.
- Opportunity to complete internships ranging from
professional sports franchises to college athletics to faciltiy management.
Curriculum Requirements and Courses
Sport Management Faculty
Greg Combs, Director of Sport Management
Dr. Combs joined
the Methodist University faculty in 2005 as Director of Sport Management,
bringing with him over 15 years of professional and academic experience
in the field. A U.S. Army veteran, Dr. Combs has also spent over
30 years as a competitive cyclist and triathlete and competed in
the 1996 USA Olympic Trials following Gold Medal performances
in the U.S./European Military Cycling Championships in 1992-1994.
Dr. Combs holds Master's and Doctorate degrees in Sports Administration
and Management from the University of Northern Colorado. As pictured
at right, he has remained active in competitive cycling and
multi-sport athletics as a competitor, coach and event organizer.
Kuchler, Associate Professor of Sport Management
Dr. Kuchler joined the Methodist University faculty in 2012. Dr.
Kuchler's research interests include the sociology of sport and
the history of sports in America.
Management Advisory Board
ESPN Radio 980
VP- Corporate Partnerships,
New Orleans Saints,
New Orleans Hornets
Manager of Ticketing
St. Lucie Mets
Executive Vice President,
IGP Sports and Entertainment
Honda Classic (PGA Tour)
President and CEO,
Convention and Visitors Bureau
Director of Ticket
Dr. Greg Combs
Methodist University Sport Management
Dr. Bill Kuchler
of Sport Management,