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Rhode Island College is the first institution of higher learning in Rhode Island to offer a degree program in Sports Management. 

Understand the Program

This major enables students to connect their passion for sports with the career opportunities of the business industry. Sports Management includes all forms of leadership within interscholastic, intercollegiate, and professional sports and venue management.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of Sports and Entertainment occupations is projected to grow faster than the average of all occupations, resulting in an estimated 95,000 new jobs over the next decade.

Career Possibilities

Careers in the field include:

  • school athletic director
  • event manager
  • business manager
  • sports marketing
  • facility management

and many more.


Interested in a degree in sports management?

Rhode Island College is an exclusive member of the Common Application.

Program Details

Course Information

Here we provide information on course requirements, course descriptions and an Academic Rhode Map for each program, a semester-by-semester plan to help you toward graduation in four years.

Course Requirements

Course Descriptions

Academic Rhode Map

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Department of Management and Marketing

The Department of Management and Marketing prepares students for entry-level professional positions.

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